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Address: 33 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EJ, England
Phone Number: 01722 555 120
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Description: Completed in 1258, this is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in...
Completed in 1258, this is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain, which features the tallest spire in England that rises 404 feet into the air.
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Amazing history and architecture

So unlike most religious buildings because it felt alive and current. The Tower Tour is an absolute must. Our guide Jenny was so knowledgeable about the building and adaptions of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

So unlike most religious buildings because it felt alive and current. The Tower Tour is an absolute must. Our guide Jenny was so knowledgeable about the building and adaptions of this amazing structure and to see the construction of the roof is awe inspiring. The views from the base of the spire are worth the climb. Double this with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Well I don't need to explain the history of this place, but I will say it is a must see if you are in the south of England, or Wiltshire county more precisely. Make sure to take the trip to the top of the spire! Small space! Salisbury is a great little town very cosmo for its small size. Lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting cathedral with welcoming guides. Everyone had a smile. Unfortunately we missed the tower tour and couldn't be around for the later one - best check the times before you go! The Refectory is probably the best I have ever visited in a cathedral.

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Unlike all other cathedrals I have visited - this cathedral was buzzing with energy. There were school children learning about history - cathedral staff were attentive to discussing the cathedral with visitors. Magic!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Living in Salisbury, the cathedral and grounds are well worth a visit if you are local or visitor. Great for picnics, plenty of events happening throughout the year. Recommend doing the tower tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I visited Salisbury Cathedral for a recce visit for the company I work for. I had been 15 years ago and remember it nostalgically as a beautiful example of medieval history and architecture. I was not disappointed on my return. Ticket was booked online - good simple process and check in for the tour was quick (thank goodness as I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The best cathedral in England (in my opinion). Home to the UK's tallest spire, it's a beautiful building in a beautiful setting, The cathedral close. The guided tours are worth doing, but walking around at your own pace is fine. There's plenty to see. Don't forget to take a look at the 800 year old Magna Carta document. If you... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Superb cathedral, well worth a visit. The café has a glass roof so that the spire can be seen in all it's glory and the cloisters are beautiful. There is an optional charge of £6.50, but it's a small price to pay to support this amazing building. Don't miss the Magna Carta, which is an exceptional piece of our history... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

not as nice as wells cathedral visited a couple of month ago but what a beautiful place anyways! We enjoyed every bit of it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great cathedral, with lots of history and great architecture. There's plenty of interest to make a trip in here worthwhile alone. When you consider that an original copy of the Magna Carta is in the Chapter House, it does make it a bit special.

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