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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 today via mobile

Excellent place to visit to learn details of the Magna Carta and see one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Britain.

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a stop on our itinerary abt 20 min bus ride from Stonehenge. We arrived on a little street then walked in across to the smaller quaint street with beautiful old homes with old doors, colonial trims etc. Arriving onto the back side grounds...More

Thank kim m
Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for writing this review. It sounds like you had a great visit to Salisbury. We do hope you return and you might also be interested in taking one of our Tower Tours. You'll get to see a completely unique view Salisbury...More

Reviewed yesterday

Cathedral is hugely impressive. Arrived too late to walk up the tower but everything else was accessible incl Magna Carta - though didn't see any mention of BSE in it's history - shame. Lovely open space around the cathedral too. Like all great buildings there...More

Thank felineluckypunk
Reviewed yesterday

Do not miss this tour if youโ€™re in Salisbury! Two hours of AMAZING! Our guide John Baber was AWESOME ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜. Such a memorable experience.More

Thank dianedevisser
Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for this review. We're so glad you had a brilliant time on our tour and I'll pass your kind comments on to our volunteer guide John. Did you know we're doing Twilight Tower Tours in November/December? You'll get to see the festive lights...More

Reviewed yesterday

Salisbury Cathedral is really one of those must-visit-in-a-lifetime places. It is set in a wide open space so that it stands out and is not crowded in by other buildings. This immediately makes one feel comfortable despite its size. The interior is light and welcoming...More

Thank grandad88
Reviewed yesterday

I wanted to visit here to see the Magna Carta which truly was a great thrill. However, the Cathedral itself is also amazing. So much to see and take in. The volunteers are so friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. I wish I had more time.

Thank Cassowary
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful cathedral, and I was thrilled to see the magna carta. I went in first while my husband waited outside with the dog...only to have one of the staff come and tell him that dogs were welcome in the Cathedral! Beautiful modern font, so much...More

Thank sarana919
Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the lovely review. We hope your dog enjoyed the visit too!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Salisbury Cathedral is even essentially better than optimistically anticipated. The setting, architecture, abundant with unique, amazing and memorable inclusions are capped by a knowedgeable, tremendously interested and prideful voluntary staff. Not to be missed or hurried!More

Thank preglad
Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for this tremendous review. Our team of over 600 volunteers do us proud on a daily basis and your kind words will certainly mean a lot to them. You might be interested in coming back to take one of our specialist tours one...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited many cathedrals in this country and in Europe but this is one of the most beautiful. The mediaeval architecture and vaulted roof is breathtaking. The copy of Magna Carta and the ancient clock all add to the uniqueness of this cathedral and...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building with dramatic height and beautiful design. Essential to a Salisbury visit. Took the upstairs tour which was fascinating and explained a lot of how the cathedral was built. Requires a modest climb but well worth the effort. Lovely cloister and best chapter house...More

Thank Swasserman
Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded today

We're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Well done on taking the 332 steps to the top - it's quite a remarkable view from up there, isn't it?

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14 September 2018|
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Response from mugglelumps |
You can always come back the next day for a short time
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Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
teacher12, Yep , London to Salisbury is about a 2 hour trip by Train and is directly West of London ! Driving in the UK , especially London is Worse then LA !! Trust me I have done both ! The British rail system is really... More
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Response from Ch0rister | Property representative |
Sunday is an important day of worship here so access to some areas of the Cathedral is restricted to general visitors during services. We warmly invite you to attend a service to see the Cathedral in all its glory - Sunday... More