Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Salisbury

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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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  • Elegant cathedral with stunning windows. Was there in February and the whole area around was windy and very cold. Cathedral is cold too. Self walking tour available so you can walk and view at...  more »
  • A truly wonderful building whatever the weather... gothic architecture at it's very best. Only issue was the refractory was closed so no food and drink... but will let them off for that one.  more »

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