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The Chapter House, and the Salisbury Cathedral original copy of Magna Carta 1215 will be closed 5 January - 6 March 2015 as we prepare for the exciting new Magna Carta exhibition opening 7 March 2015. We apologise for any disappointment this causes visitors during this period.

Discover over 750 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 tour with one of our volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and 1258, in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral.

'Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England, and the Close around it the most beautiful space' Bill Bryson - Notes from a Small Island

A beautiful and historic building, Salisbury Cathedral is an impressive stage for major services, concerts and art installations, yet also a place for private prayer and reflection. The Cathedral and surrounding Close are visited by over 500,000 people a year. Many come as tourists or to worship, while others attend some of the many events taking place here. The Cathedral is open to all and seeks to provide facilities for, and a warm welcome to, all our many visitors.


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