Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Salisbury

4.8
Must see · Architectural Building · Church
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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  • This is more than just the usual church visit. There are descriptions of its history and the Magna Carta exhibition was very interesting. Guided tours are not possible currently but the guides are.....  more »
  • A special mention to the volunteers at both the Magna Carta and cathedral. They were all amazing and especially great with my eight year old daughter. They were patient with her in explaining all...  more »

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