Address: Salisbury Cathedral, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EJ
Phone Number: 01722 555156
Opening Hours: Current opening times.
Salisbury Cathedral is a medieval Anglican cathedral dating from the 13th century located in Salisbury city centre.
Consecrated in 1258, the cathedral features early English Gothic style architecture and has the tallest church spire in the UK. Some of the things you can see at the cathedral include the octagonal chapter house with medieval stone friezes representing various bible stories and the best preserved of the four original copies of the Magna Carta. The main cathedral also has one of the most complete sets of original pews which date from 1236 and were made with oak donated by King Henry III. You can also see the oldest working medieval clock in the world and a collection of church silver.
The cathedral also boasts the largest cloister in the UK which contains a landscaped garden. Volunteer guides provide free guided tours around the cathedral. There are also daily Tower tours (for which there is a charge) that take you up to the interior spaces of the roof and towers and to the base of the spire where you can see the original medieval woodwork and you can also go out onto the external walkways to look out over Salisbury city. The cathedral also regularly hosts exhibitions of art or musical events, check their website for details.
- Car parking nearby in the city car parks (charge).
- No fixed entrance fee, just a donation.
- The Cathedral Shop sells souvenirs, books and CDs.
- The Refectory Restaurant offers self-service meals, cakes, snacks and afternoon teas.
Open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 and on Sunday from 12pm. (Times may vary at certain times of year such as Christmas and Easter)
Before you start your journey to Salisbury Cathedral for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.