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Salisbury Cathedral

33 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EJ, England
01722 555 120
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

If you take this tour I hope you get David Mills as your guide. He's knowledgeable (very) friendly and has a lovely sense of humour. If you're worried about the steps, the 5 stages give you time to get your breath back before you go on so it's do-able even with one dodgy knee! Excellent tour, I recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I visited here when I stayed to learn English in Salisbury. It was huge and solemn cathedral. and it was really good memory to me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

As with many cathedrals, it's not about the medieval art or tombs, but the ability of the guide to bring it to life. We enjoyed the company of an elderly gentleman, who was quite honest about which stories were based in fact and which were likely to be fabrications. All were interesting. An added benefit was seeing one of the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A fascinating glimpse of the history of Salisbury. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and made the experience all the more rewarding A fantastic attribute for the city

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I visited the cathedral with a tour group, so had limited time to experience it. However, the hour spent here was remarkable. The helpful guides directed you around or answered questions. The architecture is breathtaking and you just need to take some quiet moments to look up and all around you, breathe deeply and experience it.

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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We came here to see the Magna Carta and it was worth the trip, the guides were knowledgable, friendly and enthusiastic, the Magna Carta is in a stunning "room"with stained glass windows all around and there were other exhibits, the cathedral was free which is rare these days we were happy to give a donation, there was a lovely tearoom... More

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Chesham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If visiting the Cathedral, be sure to take the option of the trip up the tower. It cost £10 each when we went at the end of August, and was 2 hours of entertaining and fascinating information from a very pleasant guide. It's not for the faint hearted, though, as there are some near-vertical (albeit enclosed) climbs. There's no turning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience. Leaves you wondering how they built such an amazing structure but then there is a model inside that shows in some detail how this was done. Did leave me with lots of thoughts on what the life if the ordinary worker was like and yet they helped to build such a grand and opulent building. I suppose in... More

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Evanston, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our stop at Salisbury. This was part of an excursion going from our cruise ship in Southampton to a hotel in London. We had less than an hour which was really not long enough. My favorite parts were seeing the oldest working clock in the world and the Magna Carta. I thought it was ironic how they... More

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New Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic, awe inspiring. What a treasure, if you visit Wiltshire Salisbury Cathedral is a must. Magnificent building, calming, and thought provoking at the same time. A suggested donation is asked for, but the amount is entirely up to the individual, a small price to pay for such a piece of monumental history.

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