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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

| 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
+44 1722 555120
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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 1258 in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral. With over 70,000 tons of medieval craftsmanship to admire there is plenty to see, do and learn at Salisbury Cathedral. Ideally we suggest you allow between 1.5 - 3 hours for your visit but you can see most of the highlights in 45 minutes if you are really pressed for time. For the ultimate experience we recommend you take in the breathtaking views of our tower tour (approximately 90 minutes) followed by a floor tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides (one hour), finishing with evensong. Alternatively, you can explore the Cathedral at your own pace with our free printed guide. Our interactive Magna Carta exhibition is not to be missed!
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| 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
+44 1722 555120
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Seeing this Cathedral is well worth the trip to Salisbury! Unbelievable bonus to view the best-preserved Magna Carta! The town is cute, so this is a great weekend excursion.

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Reviewed yesterday

A stunning and most magnicent cathedral. Huge sme lovely fabric collages on display. Entry to see the Magna Carta was free we made a donation to the cathedral of £5 . Well preserved Manuscript very small writing difficult to decipher as its is in old...More

Thank daisyhall
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Cathedral is placed in a position that enables the visitor to appreciate scale. Surrounded by green space means you can step back and take it all in. Inside there are interesting cloisters and many areas of historic interest. The Magna Carta area offers the...More

Thank PeterVeee
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want a central base from which you can explore, the Red Lion is good enough. But don't expect to be staying in the lap of luxury.

Thank athlete9
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easily accessible and nicely presented. Lots of feeling of space and spirituality, plus the attractions of the font nouveau, oldest working clock and Magna Carta. Do eat at the cafeteria - very decent National Trust type / quality food. Tallest spire in the UK :...More

Thank Lieutenant_Feraud
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took time to visit the cathedral. It's located just outside the city centre 5 minutes walk I'd say. Located in a quite park it's quite a sight. Very well presented and modern inside. Worth a visit

Thank ADZ552
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is stunning and the addition of the Magna Carta makes it very special. Good guide leaflets alert you to the main features to look out for. The Revelation tapestries ( a current exhibition) are beautiful. A modern designed for the 750 anniversary is...More

Thank Annerees
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did not pay to go in the actual cathedral but walked the grounds then went into see the Magna Carta which was on display for free a must for anybody visiting.

Thank pearce60
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Magnificent building! I love this building very much! Only four copies of Magna Carta dating from 1215 have survived the ravages of time and Salisbury Cathedral is proud to be home to the best preserved original manuscript. Elias of Dereham, priest and steward of the...More

Thank József Ó
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of Britain's great cathedrals, set in a quiet and spacious precinct of wide lawns and Georgian buildings

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26 August 2017|
Response from AndrewCyclist | Reviewed this property |
Best check their website for the Sunday hours and any restrictions due to Services.
Rajendra S
7 June 2017|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not completely certain I understand your question, but the first priority when visiting Salisbury is the cathedral. If you're not afraid of heights, take the tower tour. If you have time, within a short walk of the... More
28 February 2017|
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Response from Ch0rister | Property representative |
Yes we can process donations made using any credit card except for American Express cards. We look forward to seeing you!