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“Do the tower tour”

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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$132.35*
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Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Bath Including Pub Lunch
Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Salisbury
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 1258 in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral. With over 70,000 tons of medieval craftsmanship to admire there is plenty to see, do and learn at Salisbury Cathedral. Ideally we suggest you allow between 1.5 - 3 hours for your visit but you can see most of the highlights in 45 minutes if you are really pressed for time. For the ultimate experience we recommend you take in the breathtaking views of our tower tour (approximately 90 minutes) followed by a floor tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides (one hour), finishing with evensong. Alternatively, you can explore the Cathedral at your own pace with our free printed guide. Our interactive Magna Carta exhibition is not to be missed!
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The cathedral was stunning, despite the repair work that was being done. The highlight was the 2 hour tower tour that we did. The tour takes you up to the base of the spire. While not for the faint hearted (I am not afraid of heights and it even put me off a bit!) the opportunity to get a unique view into the construction of these magnificent cathedrals is well worth the trip up the 300 or so winding stairs!

Thank Sammiesparrow
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Many people commented that catherdral are more or less the same. I disagree. Salisbury Cathedral has its own character. Tall & slim. In fact, it's quite spacious inside which you would not expect. Lots to see. It'sa must see attraction for tourist. I don't mind to visit again even I live in this country.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

There is no entry fee, although if you don't look carefully you'd think there was, as there are 'suggested donations' and what looks like a kiosk where you have to pay. If the suggestions had been more reasonable we might have paid them. This is an amazing Cathedral from the outside, whereas inside it is similar to many others. The most interesting parts were the oldest clock in the world (possibly!) and the copy of the Magna Carta. A large section of the building is under renovation at the moment, which is a shame.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Tallest spire in Uk. Just driving round and admiring the surrounding buildings is worth the visit. Within walking distance of some lovely shops and restaurants.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Cathedral is worth a visit, it passes the time and is very interesting and is bigger inside then it looks outside. It is a nice Cathedral and is free to visit and only asks for a donation.

Thank Abigail B
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