We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Close

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: West Walk St, Salisbury, England
Phone Number:
+44 1722 555120

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 369 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 238
  • 90
    Very good
  • 8
  • 1
  • 0
A surprising place for respite, reflection - and a short cut!

Tthe buildings and grounds (gardens) of The Close of Salisbury Cathedral were a surprise. We enjoyed them for all the obvious reasons, but the Close also served as a shortcut for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul G
Dallas, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

369 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 337: English reviews
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tthe buildings and grounds (gardens) of The Close of Salisbury Cathedral were a surprise. We enjoyed them for all the obvious reasons, but the Close also served as a shortcut for our walk into town from the Cathedral View B&B - a most enjoyable walk!

Thank Paul G
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
252 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing really prepares you for the size of the Close here and the height of the Cathedral tower and spire. So much grander than Winchester for example which felt much more enclosed. This gives much more scope to see the stunning architecture and also to walk through the Close down to the river bridge at Harnham. Very beautiful and relaxing.

Thank DDFA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The most amazing cathedral. The tower tour is an unforgettable experience, the acoustics are heavenly and the cathedral cafe - the refectory provides delicious refreshment all in wonderful suroundings

Thank tracey o
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Much to enjoy in this area even if you do not wish to pay to enter the Cathedral. The cloisters are cafe are freely accessible. Many other places to visit including Edward Heath's old residence. We paid £3 to visit gardens and exhibition hall which contains many political cartoons covering Heath's time in politics and the references to European membership... More 

Thank Peter B
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
144 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral Close is a tranquil place to visit, an oasis within the City and contains most of the places of interest. As well as the Cathedral you have Arundells, Museum of Salisbury, Rifles Museum, Mompesson House and places to eat.

Thank Ian M
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
866 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Salisbury make sure you visit the Cathedral Close, it is tranquil, has the most wonderful architecture and is simply the best if you just want to chill out. There is a large grassy area where you can sit and watch the world go by. There are plenty of interesting buildings to visit including the Cathedral, Mompesson... More 

Thank AngieP49
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
247 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salisbury, despite a few unsympathetic modern additions, is a beautiful historic city, and the jewel in its crown is the cathedral close, quite rightly rated the most beautiful in England. What sets it apart are three things: first, the cathedral itself, with its soaring, elegant architecture - it doesn't have the size and magnificence of York Minster or Canterbury cathedral,... More 

Thank Phil H
Level Contributor
89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

OK - I'm quoting Bill Bryson (can I do this on Trip Advisor?): “There is no doubt in my mind that Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England and the Close around it the most beautiful space.” I absolutely do not disagree with him. To sit on that grassy space around the cathedral, on a beautiful Sunday... More 

Thank Pitcaple
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Close is fantastic to visit. Lots to see including a fantastic Military Museum in the Wardrobe about the Duke of Edinburgh Royal Regiment now the Rifles.

1 Thank monica0072016
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely place but oh dear those who rule let you know! NT and the Church so in charge I was expecting a the Spanish Inquisition at any moment! The houses in the close are wonderful but the church rules are so strict. As for National Trust - a wise man once said if you can't say anything good... More 

1 Thank Brubaker65

Travellers who viewed The Close also viewed

Salisbury, Wiltshire
Wilton, Salisbury
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Been to The Close? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Close and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Close staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?