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Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire

Salisbury has Britain’s finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral boasting the tallest spire in the Kingdom.

Built between 1220 and 1258 it has over 750 years of history including the world's best preserved original Magna Carta and Europe's oldest working clock. The Cathedral is a record holder for having the largest Cathedral close, the largest Cathedral Cloisters and the largest and earliest set of Quire stalls in Britain. The Cathedral is still an active place of worship and visitor access is restricted on Sundays during services.

Guides can take you on a free tour of the Cathedral or there are self guiding leaflets in English and other languages. If you want to see the tallest spire at close hand then the Tower tour will take you up the 332 steps in easy stages, by narrow spiral staircases and interior roof walkways, to reach the base of the Spire. Not for the the faint hearted or young children!

There is a restaurant which offers a self service buffet and has a special childrens menu. There is also a shop for souvenirs.

Opening Times

Open Monday – Saturday from 7:15am – 18:15
Open on Sunday from 7:15am – 18:15 but during services access will be restricted.

Recommended Sunday viewing times 12:30-14:30 and after 4pm

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Ticket Prices

Suggested voluntary donation
Adult - £5.00
Seniors / students - £4.25
Children (5-17yrs) - £3.00
Family - £12.00

Additional admission charge for a tower tour

Disabled Facilities

The Cathedral floor, Chapter House, Cloisters, Refectory Restaurant and Shop are wheelchair accessible.

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More Information

Telephone: 01722 555120

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Location Map

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Visitor Services
33 The Close

Hotels & Accommodation

Mercure White Hart Salisbury Mercure White Hart Salisbury
St John Street, Salisbury, SP1 2SD
Distance: 0.2 miles
Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
Harnham Road, Salisbury, SP2 8JQ
Distance: 0.4 miles
Grasmere House Hotel Grasmere House Hotel
70 Harnham Road, Salisbury, SP2 8JN
Distance: 0.5 miles

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