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6. Salisbury Cathedral

Top 10 ten places to visit in South West England - Salisbury and Wiltshire

Salisbury Cathedral

Discover over 750 years of history, including Britain's tallest spire, the world's best preserved original Magna Carta and Europe's oldest working clock, on a tour with one of the volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and 1258, in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral.
 
A previous Cathedral had stood nearby since as early as 1075. Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals, built within one century with no substantial later additions. The building is remarkable testimony to the faith and practical skills of those who erected it.
 
Why not take a tower tour, climbing 332 steps by a narrow, winding spiral staircase, to reach the foot of the spire 225 feet above ground level? Facilities at the Cathedral include a shop and a restaurant.

Salisbury Cathedral Address:   
General Enquiries & Chapter Office
The Chapter Office
6 The Close
Salisbury
SP1 2EF
England, UK

Salisbury Cathedral Opening Times:
All year round, Daily, 7.15 am to 6.15 pm  
 
Please view opening times for the Restaurant, Shop and Chapter House here
   
Cathedral opening times may vary at short notice depending on services and concerts - especially around Easter and Christmas. Please phone +44 (0)1722 555 120 or Cathedral Services 24 hour info line +44 (0)1722 555 113 which gives details of Services for the week.
 
The Chapter House, Restaurant and Shop are all closed on Christmas Day.

Salisbury Cathedral Admission:
 

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