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Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

9am–5pm
6 The Close, Salisbury

The basics

Learn about the historic events of the Magna Carta and its legacy of social justice, in the interactive Magna Carta exhibition and admire the world’s oldest working mechanical clock, which dates back to 1386. You can also enjoy afternoon tea in the Bell Tower Tea Rooms or climb the 332 steps of the spire for sweeping views of Salisbury. Day trips from London often combine cathedral visits with stops at Stonehenge or Avebury stone circle. 

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Southampton: Post-Cruise Tour to London via Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor
Southampton: Post-Cruise Tour to London via Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor
star-4.5
$123.56 per adult
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Take this tour! You'll be happy that you did!
Rob was absolutely wonderful. He is a very competent tour guide who is funny, considerate and genuinely interested in the client getting a real experience. He answered questions and asked about our needs regularly. From the cruise ship to our hotel drop off, we didn't have a moment of worry. Cheers, Rob!
Jacqueline_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Salisbury

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Amazing
Dannier_R, Nov 2021
Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral Magna Carta (Private Day Excursion from London)
Amazing tour! Our tour guide Barry was just awesome. So full of knowledge and did everything possible to provide us with comfort. I learn so much in this tour about the history of the sites we got to visit. A must for anyone who travels to London.
star-5
Relaxing way to see Stonehenge
Kimberly_Z, Apr 2022
Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral Magna Carta (Private Day Excursion from London)
We looked at several tours that went to more sites but wanted to take our time. This tour was just right. Mick picked us up promptly for our hotel and drove us out to Salisbury to see the cathedral. He walked around with us without being overbearing and let us go at our leisure. Always around if we had questions. Afterwards he found a terrific pub for us to enjoy lunch and then on to Stonehenge. Afterwards he drove us the 2 hours back to central London while we napped. Terrific day and fantastic guide.
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Excellent Tour of English Countryside
Anthony_J, May 2019
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Salisbury and City of Bath Tour
The tour coach was very comfortable and the guide was excellent. Everything was handled making it easy to enjoy the four attractions. Highly recommend to anyone interested in seeing England outside of London.

Things to know before you go

  • The church is a working place of worship; opt for modest clothing that covers the shoulders and knees. 
  • Daily guided tours of the cathedral’s stained-glass windows and main floor are conducted in several different languages. 
  • The cathedral floor, cloisters, and Refectory restaurant are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. 
  • Facilities include restrooms plus a restaurant, café, and gift shop at the cathedral. 
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How to get there

Both Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta are open standard business hours from Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, the cathedral is open for worship only.

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When to get there

From London, Salisbury Cathedral is a 2-hour drive via the M3, A303, and A345. You can also take the train from London Waterloo to Salisbury station, from where the cathedral is about a 10-minute walk away via level walkways.  

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Cathedral Close

Covering more than 80 acres (32 hectares), Salisbury Cathedral is set in the largest cathedral close in Britain. The close harbors several must-see sights including Salisbury Museum, home to a significant collection of archaeological artifacts; Sarum College, a Christian exhibition center; Mompesson House, a National Trust property; and Arundells, the former home of British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. 

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