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“Worth a visit if you don't mind paying” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral
33 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EJ, England
01722 555 120
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Ranked #1 of 23 Attractions in Salisbury
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.
Seville, Spain
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“Worth a visit if you don't mind paying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The cathedral is really impressive and it's worth seeing the Magna Carta. It's quite dark inside and difficult to photograph but it has some lovely features such as the stained glass windows. The recommended donation is £6.50 which is a bit on the steep side.

Visited July 2014
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“Amazing Cathdral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This a beautifully preserved Cathedral with lovely surroundings. The park and land around the cathedral are free to visit as is the inner courtyard. There is a copy of the Magna Carta on display inside for a small fee (3 pounds). You can see the inside of the Cathedral for free if you attend a service there. This is a really beautiful place in a lovely town and well worth a visit!

Visited July 2014
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“A must see if you are in Salisbury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Generally, we've had our fill of visiting cathedrals when we go away for short breaks but several people said we really should see this one and I must say, I'm glad we did. The cathedral has a nice feel about it, rather than a stuffy pompous feel and it feels like they try to project the Christian message in genuine but non pushy way, which is nice. The cathedral itself is spectacular. Ask one of the helpful guides any questions and they are happy to oblige. Take a tour around the lovely cloisters and the Chapter House, where one of the original copies of the Magna Carta is housed. If you have enough puff, a must is the tower tour. 380 odd steps up but the guides stop at several levels to explain things and let you catch your breath! The view from the top is great, as you would expect from England's tallest spire. If you are lucky, you may see the resident peregrines taking a flight round at roof level. Finish off with something from the refectory, just off the cloisters.

Visited July 2014
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited Salisbury on Monday morning as we were driving home after a break away,, we were taken aback by its beauty on walking around it , we paid in ( they suggest a donation ) we went with the tour which lasts approx. 1hour and a lovely lady Marjory took us around and told us the history of the cathedral and gave us information all the way around she actually made it fun for a couple of children in our group , we ended at the Magna Carta and you must read it (amazing ) and its only 1 of 4 left. After the tour we stopped to have a cuppa and cake which wasn't a bad price and really tasty carrot cake , toilet facilities were immaculate .
well worth a visit

Visited July 2014
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“Fabulous Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Definitely take the tower tour. It is worth every one of the over 300 steps! The tours are at 11:15 and you are in the bell tower when the bells chime at noon. The views of the countryside from the tower are breathtaking. Pre-book online to insure a spot.

Visited June 2014
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