Salisbury cathedral is situated in the middle of probably one of the most beautiful 'closes' in England. The spire towers over the city and the green space surrounding the building is so peaceful and calm. Fortunately or maybe unfortunately, Salisbury is not as popular or touristy as other cathedrals such as York and Canterbury but this only plays to its advantage if your looking for a slower pace and more time to enjoy the atmosphere.
The cathedral is free to visit although donations are welcome and part of the sight-seeing here is one of the original copies of the Magna Carta along with a friendly explanation by a steward. One of the other attractions is the oldest mechanical bell system in the world and there is a beautiful cloisters where the tea room can also be found - be aware of the food here, the cakes were stale and the drinks bland, however this was rectified and we were able to choose a different cake.
I also noted that the cathedral offers guided tours and tower tours for an admission fee, which is well worth it considering it costs nothing to come in and see the building. Salisbury cathedral is very enjoyable and definitely worth the visit if your down here visiting Stonehenge or other nearby attractions.
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