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Address: 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 555120
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Completed in 1258, this is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in...

Completed in 1258, this is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain, which features the tallest spire in England that rises 404 feet into the air.

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Amazing place

We visited twice, once to attend the darkness to light advent service which was truly a lovely experience, so atmospheric and thought provoking. The next day we climbed to 332... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lytham Lancashire
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Lytham Lancashire
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited twice, once to attend the darkness to light advent service which was truly a lovely experience, so atmospheric and thought provoking. The next day we climbed to 332 steps up the spire with our very able guide David, who was knowledgeable and made it interesting. All the staff there are helpful and there is a nice café and... More 

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended the 10.30 Choral Eucharist. Given a lovely welcome and made to feel very welcome. Very traditional but p[erhaps not as formal as expected. No incense.

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Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing,beautiful cathedral in wonderful grounds. Interesting to see the manga carta Wonderful place to visit

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Superb Norman cathedral with the opportunity to climb inside the spire - we didn't have the time or the legs for it! Plenty of volunteers around to answer questions. The only thing we didn't like was a laser playing on a screen hanging from the ceiling. Didn't think it added anything to the majesty of the building.

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Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not like our temporary laser installation, 'The Star of Bethlehem' but appreciate that responses to art are highly personal. Whilst not everyone will enjoy this interactive display, we have had some very positive feedback from visiting families whose children loved being able to change the star's shape and colours. The star will come down at... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow ! A beautiful Cathedral, built all in the same style. Wonderful grounds - I think Cathedral Close is the terminology. Definitely worth visiting. Entry is free, which is a bonus, as are the tours. Tower tours are at set times but Cathedral tours are on request. Naturally one makes a donation. We had a very knowledgeable Guide, with a... More 

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Liss, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Majestic Cathedral sat in isolation, but very close to the town. Worth visiting the Magna Carta on display in a side annex.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

But pity about cost to enter. About £8 adult £4 child alot of money when there'a a croud of you. I understand they need to raise money for repairs etc but are they not suppose to be open for everyone to enjoy and not for keeping people out.

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Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral, responded to this review

Salisbury Cathedral does not charge an entry fee although we do encourage visitors to make a donation - an amount that they are comfortable with - to help keep the building open to the public. We are grateful for every donation we receive however large or small. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cathedral is definitely worth a visit if you are planning a trip to Salisbury. They do ask for an entrance fee but... you do not have to pay this. I have never paid as I live here and feel that it my right. Of course the Cathedral does have the tallest spire in the country and so it is... More 

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Thank suzyshep
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly helpful staff lovely building has good facilities highly recommended photography is permitted except where the magna carta is on show which is understandable very nice visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see. Beautiful inside and out. Lots of nice restaurants near by and the cathedral café looked very nice. Be sure to walk up the street to see the charming medieval street, apparently one of the few completely intact blocks and all occupied as homes.

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