Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Salisbury

4.8
Must see · Architectural Building · Church
Considered a masterpiece of Early English Gothic architecture, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta features the tallest spire in the UK, rising 123 m (404 ft) into the air. Completed between 1220 and 1258, this majestic building includes the largest cloister and cathedral close in the country, as well as the world’s oldest working clock, in service since 1386. Perhaps the cathedral’s most famous feature is a copy of the Magna Carta, regarded as the best preserved of the four originals still in existence. Stop by the cathedral’s chapter house to see this historic document and discuss its significance through the ages with knowledgeable guides. Visit the gift shop for Magna Carta memorabilia and other souvenirs. Use our Salisbury online vacation planner to arrange your visit to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and other attractions in Salisbury.
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  • This cathedral is utterly breathtaking. There is so much to see here, definitely take up one of the free tours once you have gained entry. We were only passing through and did not have time to do...  more »
  • £8 for a stunning cathedral and to see some real history. Highly recommend if you’re in the area, something not to be missed!  more »

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