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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  • We had not booked in advance, just turned up and paid on the door. Very few visitors, a great chance to take in the peace and serenity of the space. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and...  more »
  • Love living near the cathedral. A beautiful building all times of day and times of year. Lots to see for all ages.  more »
  • Really well managed and a lovely friendly volunteer who knew all about the Magna Carta.
  • Beautiful part of the cathedral which houses the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta, one of 4 remaining in existence. It is a must see! In addition, the room itself is incredible with stained glass windows on each wall and when the sun shines outside, they light up the central column. No photography is allowed inside the Magna Carta viewing room for preservation purposes. Translations are provided.

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