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“History in the flesh”

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Ranked #2 of 78 things to do in Salisbury
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover nearly 800 years of history, including Britain's tallest spire, the world's best preserved original Magna Carta 1215 and Europe's oldest working clock, on a free tour with one of our knowledgable volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and 1258 in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral. With over 70,000 tons of medieval craftsmanship to admire there is plenty to see, do and learn at Salisbury Cathedral. Ideally we suggest you allow between 1.5 - 3 hours for your visit but you can see most of the highlights in 45 minutes if you are really pressed for time. For the ultimate experience we recommend you take in the breathtaking views of our tower tour (approximately 90 minutes) followed by a floor tour with one of our knowledgeable guides (one hour), finishing with evensong. Alternatively, you can explore the Cathedral at your own pace with our free printed guides. Our interactive Magna Carta exhibition is not to be missed!
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Standing in 1000 years of history is hard not to be overwhelmed
Our Cathedral ( I'm a local ) is the tallest and best in the UK. Café is pretty good too.

Free to enter - but make a donation.
See the bending pillars holding the Spire up , world's oldest working clock and of course the Magna Carta. In one place.

Thank harpersimon
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We went in a Easter holiday. The place was busy, we have the prist around it was lovely. The place is rich in details and he did took great pictures, I suggested you read a beat about the historical aspects of it befor so all gets more interesting.

Thank nadiazauza
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Came here for holy week. My parents were overwhelmed by the beauty. The organ and choir were glorious even with the dirge played.

Thank bobokitten
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The home of the Magna Carta. Informative tour guide. Excellent food available in the rectory. A walk from the central car park. Donations are voluntary.

Thank Nirvana D
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Cathedral was beautiful and had some neat history. Tallest spire in England! We wanted to take the tower tour but couldnt make it in time. I recommend taking the free guided tour to get the unique history. The Magna Carta was amazingly well preserved!

Thank Jonathan H
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