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Address: 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 555120
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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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Salisbury's jewel

The Cathedral is definitely worth a visit if you are planning a trip to Salisbury. They do ask for an entrance fee but... you do not have to pay this. I have never paid as I live... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

But pity about cost to enter. About £8 adult £4 child alot of money when there'a a croud of you. I understand they need to raise money for repairs etc but are they not suppose to be open for everyone to enjoy and not for keeping people out.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cathedral is definitely worth a visit if you are planning a trip to Salisbury. They do ask for an entrance fee but... you do not have to pay this. I have never paid as I live here and feel that it my right. Of course the Cathedral does have the tallest spire in the country and so it is... More 

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Thank suzyshep
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly helpful staff lovely building has good facilities highly recommended photography is permitted except where the magna carta is on show which is understandable very nice visit

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see. Beautiful inside and out. Lots of nice restaurants near by and the cathedral café looked very nice. Be sure to walk up the street to see the charming medieval street, apparently one of the few completely intact blocks and all occupied as homes.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very enthusiastic and helpful guides and some outstanding features, including a magnificent font with a 'mirror glass' effect top. The Magna Carta document is housed here. We were amazed at the tiny writing (the 'small print' we have nowadays was obviously invented very early). The Cloister is very beautiful in architectural form and the light that it admits. A coffee... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a stunning Cathedral. We attended the Darkness to Light Procession on Friday 25 November 2016 which was outstanding. Please make every effort to visit the Cathedral it is a must!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral in a wonderful setting!. A lovely morning spent looking around this amazing building. The staff and volunteers on site were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The magna carta exhibition was an added bonus and excellent for children with various activities for them to do. The lovely cafe and shop at the end of the tour finished the morning off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On arrival had a guided tour of the cathedral Very nice place to look around Plus they have a tea room and gift shop

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited on a winter afternoon at twilight. A wonderful atmosphere in the crepuscular gloaming. When I visited, a choir and orchestra were rehearsing for an evening concert - transcendent music from Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Durufle enhanced the spiritual feeling of the place. I also saw the Magna Carta - entry to this is free (it would be ironic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you get a chance to visit the Salisbury Cathedral do it. It's beautiful. You can walk the grounds for free but to get in the actual cathedral you have to pay. They call it "make a donation", but when it's a fixed rate donation - it's an entrance fee. If you are visiting during the winter months they have... More 

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Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit Robin. The amount we suggest for donations is just that, a suggestion, Many visitors give less, some donate more and others do not donate at all or do so at the end of their visit. We are grateful for every penny! More 

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