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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

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Discover nearly 800 years of history, including Britain's tallest spire, the world's best preserved original Magna Carta 1215 and Europe's oldest working clock, on a free tour with one of our knowledgable volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and...more
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6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

During my retirement years I am determined to visit all of our wonderful cathedrals. The setting of Salisbury Cathedral has to be one of the most beautiful and 'in-Spire-ing' in the Kingdom. John Constable immortalised two of his paintings in particular: from the Bishops Grounds...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is magnificent and a must do. The Magna Carta is in a side room. The best, if you have time, is to do the climbing tour up into the old rafters. Don’t miss the old click

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited here with my mum. I am not normally one to visit cathedrals but I absolutely loved visiting the cathedral. I love photography and this place is so inspiring for a photographer. We booked on the tower tour which takes 1.5 to 2 hours....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a couple of hours here walking around the inside. There were many volunteers around that we could ask questions to. They explained in detail the architecture and construction. Free tours are offered by volunteers of which we probably should have taken as there...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank UK10006
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, there are Cathedrals all over England, but this one is really special somehow. Spend an hour or two to appreciate the history, and do take a look at the Magna Carta. Perhaps read about it a little before, so that you can really appreciate...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went booked in for the spire tour and it was fantastic. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and keep everyone entertained the whole time (~ 2 hrs). Definitely worth doing.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is gorgeous! And it was amazing to see the best one of only 4 copies of the Magna Carta! Take the cathedral tower tour!! Great views from the top!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SSDTravelluv
Reviewed 4 days ago

A stunning cathedral with some quirky points of interest such as the fountain inside and of course the historic Magna Carta. A quick stop off of great interest.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Set in a beautiful English village this church dominates the sky line.. Quiet & full of history I’m non religious but found it consuming

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took tours in the cathedral and in the tower - it was wonderful. The volunteer tour guides are amazing - they care and want all of us to care about this wonderful piece of history. Our tower guide, John, was fun, knowledgeable and caring...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Catherine H
March 31, 2019|
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Response from realisticr99 | Reviewed this property |
We only visited Salisbury Cathedral at ground level and cannot answer your question. However be brave and enjoy your visit. R
March 3, 2019|
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Response from Ch0rister | Property representative |
The tower tour is broken up into different stages, and the stairways are mostly spiral. For some sections there is a rope that you can hold onto, but for some of the stone spiral staircases there are no handrails, so care... More
September 13, 2018|
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You can always come back the next day for a short time