We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Book In Advance
More Info
$91.30*
and up
Windsor, Stonehenge and Salisbury Day Trip from London
More Info
$183.95*
and up
Full-Day Tour of Salisbury and Stonehenge from Salisbury
More Info
$132.17*
and up
Stonehenge Special Access Morning Tour from London
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 July 7, 2013

Myself and four friends visited Salisbury as a means of seeing each once again. Although we intended to go to the Cathedral we did not get there until late in the day. The Cathedral is set in some splendid grounds but has been undergoing some external renovation (scaffolding outside). The entrance fee is quite expensive and you pay extra to go to the top of the Tower. As we left it late we decided not to go fully in but went through the cloisters and surround and Maga Carta exhibition which were free. Will do the full tour next visit.

Thank Steve R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (5,205)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

3,780 - 3,784 of 5,207 reviews

Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were on our way to Stonehenge and needed to travel through Salisbury. Wow. What a picturesque town. We ate at one of the pubs. I had a meat pie. It was probably no biggie for the locals, but I found it very tasty. I would have liked another except I ate the last one. Just love the fact that they make enough for the day and then that's it. We had to board the bus and rush to Stonehenge, but the walk through town was memorable. We took the train to Salisbury and the bus to Stonehenge. We loved the old buildings full of charm and culture. So much better than London with its Starbucks, the Gap and typical stores.

On the way back from Stonehenge, we visited the Salisbury Cathedral. A must see. You must go inside. We also sat on the bench by the pond and watched the graceful white swans. The little boy with his mother feeding the swans. We vowed to come back and spend more time in the English countryside,

1  Thank BettyKR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Glorious architecture, very friendly feel to the building and there is Magna Carta to view as well. We had a cup of tea in the cafe and the food looked excellent, although we did not eat there.

Thank nicol v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great one of the lovelest Cathedrals I have visited lots to see in the grounds too. Very interesting and great for a relaxed yet educational wander.

Thank Shart7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 4, 2013

I started my Stonehenge hop-on/off bus tour from Salisbury and ended in Salisbury where I spent some time to visit the Salisbury Cathedral, an Anglican church of Gothic designs,built in between 1220-1258 and the spire, the tallest spire in U.K. Cathedral is now under partial renovation inside and out, but the Chapter House is open and where one and the best preserved original copies of Magna Carta of 1215 is on display. The church visitor's entrance is on the west next to the west portals. You buy the ticket at the visitor's center, after it you enter the cloister and Chapter House, and a low doorway from the cloister leads you to the south and north transept; turn right at the cross is the Quire loft/Presbytery and pass it is the Trinity Chapel; turn left entering to the center nave, two aisles on left and right, Along the way,you will see a modern design baptismal font with water flows down from the corners, reflecting water surface like a mirror. Choral evensongs are regularly scheduled around 5:30p with evening prayer service starts at 5pm. Visitors are welcome to attend and seated with the choral group made up of school age girls dressed in their choral gowns. They sang the prayers and chanting. To stay and participate in the evening prayer service made my visit to Salisbury a worthwhile experience that money cannot buy.

Thank unescotravelbug
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta also viewed

Salisbury, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire
 

Been to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing