Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Salisbury

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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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  • The Tower tour is excellent and so easy to book on line. Don’t try it if you have mobility or health problems, because. It is steep, narrow and a long way up!! But if you are fairly fit, it is well...  more »
  • If you aren't afraid of heights I would highly recommend the tower tour. Kathi was a brilliant guide and made the entire tour entertaining and also provided a wonderful insight to the Cathedrals...  more »
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