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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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San Luis Obispo, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Salisbury Cathedral is impressive from the outside and attractive. I love the "Moving Madonna" Sculpture! It's very unique, haunting and unforgettable!

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Carluke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Me and my boyfriend were lucky as we managed to get the last 2 spaced on the tower tour. This is a must if you're fascinated with looking behind the scenes of how the Cathedral is maintained and how it works. Our guide was just brilliant. He stated that his interest was architecture and that was so obvious as his... More

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

In spite of rather expensive food in the Refectory, the cathedral still offers a wonderful experience. It is full of history (I recommend Edward Rutherford's novel "Sarum" for the picture that he paints of the history) and the atmosphere inside is quite beautiful. I love it!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very interesting. Great to see one of the original copies of the Magna Carta. Beautiful stained glass windows. Great to see cathedral still being used for services

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Stayed for evensong and enjoyed the resonant choral moments. Marvelled at the general size of the place with incredible stained glass windows.

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful cathedral set in a generous amount of green space - an oasis in the middle of the city. Inside, the chapter house was a highlight, with some beautiful carvings around the walls. The tombs in the cathedral were good, especially the ones with ancient graffiti on them! The cafe was excellent, and being able to have lunch in... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful cathedral manned by informative friendly guides. Comfort facilities are very good

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. It was made all the more memorable with having volunteer Ros to guide me around the cathedral and tell me all the facts that one would totally miss walking around alone. I was fascinated by the history and that there was so much engineering insight when it was built and later when the steeple was added. And... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We took the 9.20. train from Waterloo and arrived in Salisbury at 11am. The Cathedral had it's beginnings in Norman times and it holds one of the surviving four original copies of the Magna Carta. We thoroughly enjoyed touring the cathedral and seeing the Magna Carta. For those interested in going on to visit Stonehenge (10 miles to the North)... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Been here before but very much enjoyed a second visit 13 years later and brought our younger children this time who enjoyed it immensely

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