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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

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Discover nearly 800 years of history, including Britain's tallest spire, the world's best preserved original Magna Carta 1215 and Europe's oldest working clock, on a free tour with one of our knowledgable volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and...more
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6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
+44 1722 555120
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you enjoyed Pillars of the Earth this is the place for you. Make sure you have a guide to optimise the experience. Awesome building inside and out.

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Reviewed today via mobile

I'm no hero but to go to the top of Salisbury Cathedral tower I deserve a medal....I got a badge instead! Thanks to Jennifer our tour guide who made our 2hr tour a huge joy. And thanks to the 2 trainee guides as well. The...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely cathedral enjoyed it so much, breathtaking and wonderful history, worth the visit, cafe and gift shop very reasonable.

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Reviewed yesterday

Les was a fantastic tour guide. I would 100% recommend coming for an official tour - so much information to learn about this beautiful building!

Thank iduce20
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an awesome place. I’ve been to many cathedrals but this one is special. Unassuming until you enter. The history and architecture is really beautiful. Plus there is the best remaining Magna Carta houses there. Also, the worlds oldest working clock!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Salisbury cathedral is beautiful and well worth a visit regardless of your religion. Set in beautiful grounds the architecture is stunning. And filled with beautiful and interesting historic artefacts and an opportunity to see the Magna Carta. An inspiring place of peace and solitude. Highly...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

.......a Cathedral to be. Spectacular city centre cathedral within easy reach of car parks. As impressive on the outside as it is on the inside. If you’re in the area this is a must visit

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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of England’s loveliest structures, the Cathedral is situated in a large open space, so that it can be viewed from all aspects. The Close also has charming houses and streets, and the River Avon flows down its western boundary, separating the church grounds from...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A visit made all more worth while by the preparations being made for the rememberance sunday service. Absolutely stunning place, a sense or awe, and humility while you walk around it. We coudl literally go into every corner of the building to have a curious...More

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Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for understanding regarding the temporary replacement of the Magna Carta whilst its case is being repaired. We are working to make sure the original Magna Carta is back on display as soon as possible. In addition to floor tours we have guided tours...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had limited time so unfortunately had to rush our tour. Well worth the visit and we will be back to do it more thoroughly. One thing, I think £6.50 per person is a bit steep and a lot of people, especially foreigners, think this...More

Thank Linda B
Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're very glad you enjoyed seeing our medieval Cathedral and we hope to see you back again soon. We have some exciting art installations coming in December that you might be interested in seeing. We do advertise the donation amount...More

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September 13, 2018|
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Response from mugglelumps |
You can always come back the next day for a short time
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
teacher12, Yep , London to Salisbury is about a 2 hour trip by Train and is directly West of London ! Driving in the UK , especially London is Worse then LA !! Trust me I have done both ! The British rail system is really... More
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Ch0rister | Property representative |
Sunday is an important day of worship here so access to some areas of the Cathedral is restricted to general visitors during services. We warmly invite you to attend a service to see the Cathedral in all its glory - Sunday... More