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Address: 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
Phone Number: 01722 555 120
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Tallest spire in the U.K., original Magna Carta!!

We coupled our trip to Stonehenge with a side trip to Salisbury and were glad we finished our day at this beautiful cathedral. The docents were well-versed and took us on a... read more

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East Tennessee
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We coupled our trip to Stonehenge with a side trip to Salisbury and were glad we finished our day at this beautiful cathedral. The docents were well-versed and took us on a lengthy tour inside. Pause for a moment at the baptismal fountain in the middle...an interesting piece of modernity in this ancient structure with great scriptural promises on all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful cathedral very famous, , huge ground to wonder around. Close to city centre. Coffee shop across is perfect to chill and admire the cathedral. Full of history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're in Salisbury, you must, of course, see Stonehenge and Avebury, but the cathedral has to be the third entry on that list. A magnificent place. But the best part is the tower tour - best to book it in advance. It takes about two hours and involves over 300 steps up, up, and up (not all at once,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Extensive parkland around the imposing and impressive cathedral flanked by many historic and interesting buildings. The cloistered area has impressive and moving memorials and stunning photo opportunities for an alternative shot of the spire. Some exhibits with explanations of the Origins of phrases in current usage are enlightening. The Magna Carta exhibition in the Chapter House is compact but very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit beautifully designed and located. We were however disappointed half was closed to the public. You needed to pay a large amount of money on top of the entry fee to go up the spire.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This vast building is hidden from view for most of your wandering in the town and then , as you pass through one of the gates into the close, the colossal building soars above you.Contemporary art work , ancient documents ,spiritual contemplation and stunning architecture all around you. The guides in their turquoise sashes are especially good if you ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We figured our 8 yr old would be more impressed with this amazing cathedral if she was looking down from above and exploring the normally off limits belfries. Kids have to be at least 7 yrs old and 4 feet tall to take the tour which is limited to 12. Our guide was thoroughly knowledgeable about the Cathedral history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful Cathedral in the heart of Salisbury. Eight humdred years of history, faith and community life have been celebrated here. Well worth the visit and the time. The Magna Carta (one of four surviving original copies) is worth the see. Volunteers were helpful and pleasant and the church, definitely in the Anglican style, has been well maintained. Very intersting... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A stunning building in a rural setting. There is the massive building itself, the lovely cloisters and right now the Magna Carta but my real treat was the coffee shop. Yes really. It has a superb selection of drinks and snacks and our server Natalie was absolutely first rate. The knockout punch is to sit under the glass roof and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cathedral is beautiful and houses the world's oldest working mechanical clock. We really enjoyed getting to see one of only four Magna Cartas and the one in the best condition of the four.

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