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“Salisbury Cathedral”

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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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 May 5, 2013

Beautiful building but we were a bit dismayed that a "donation" of £6.50 was suggested for entry & we had to pass the Donation Desk to enter. We've never been asked to pay for entering a cathedral before.

Thank Darryl T
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

I never understand why people object to paying to look around spectacular and important medieval buildings that cost millions to maintain and run. Like all Anglican churches in England there is no charge to attend services and no doubt the chapter would waive the charge for anyone who had a religious or spiritual purpose. As the core of active believers inexorably shrinks and while we as a civilised and aware population acknowledge the importance value and beauty of these buildings we have to do all that we can to preserve and maintain the best of the buildings. Salisbury Cathedral is one of the very best. I and my family have been back here about four times and never cease to marvel or to find something new.

Thank MacM874
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

An amazing piece of Gothic architecture. Really staggering just how the locals of the time were able to build such an amazing building. The expected donation is reasonably expensive, however it is offset by the tour guides that escort around the cathedral.

1  Thank Mav055
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

really worth a visit - great architecture and history. the size and elegance of the cathedral were so impressive.

1  Thank thescotts_2153
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Historic buildings are expensive to run but £6.50 to visit a church bulding.Free during services! Make up your own mind

2  Thank Chrisarmitage55
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