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Tower Tours

Visitors enjoy the view from the top of the tower at Salisbury Cathedral

For many, Salisbury Cathedral’s Tower Tour is the most memorable and spectacular experience of their visit.

The cathedral's iconic spire is instantly recognisable and taking a tower tour is the best way to get to see it close up!  

Tower Tours last approximately 90+ minutes. Hear the cathedral's history whilst exploring the ancient roof spaces in a real 'behind the scenes' experience, climbing 332 steps in easy stages by narrow winding spiral staircases to reach the foot of the spire 225 feet above ground level.   See up inside the Cathedral spire with its medieval wooden scaffold then walk outside onto the four balconies from where you can enjoy spectacular views over the medieval city of Salisbury, Old Sarum and the surrounding countryside from where John Constable painted his famous ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Water Meadows’.

Each Tower Tour is led by an experienced Cathedral Guide and has a maximum of 12 spaces, so book online to guarantee your space.  

Tower tours cost £10.00 for adults, £8.00 for children and £27.00 family (2 adults + 3 children). Scheduled tours run at least once a day for 12 months of the year (subject to daily conditions).

Tower tours are limited to 12 people per tour and prove to be very popular so advance booking is highly recommended!  Visitors may also book upon arrival at the cathedral but there is NO GUARANTEE that spaces will be available.

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ANOTHER SPECIAL REASON TO TAKE A TOWER TOUR.........

Peregrine chicks at Salisbury Cathedral for the first time in 61 years!

May 2014 - peregrine chicks were hatched on Sunday 18 May on one of the balconies at the top of Salisbury Cathedral tower.  Such is the excitement and interest in the peregrines that this year we set up a CCTV camera focussed on the new nesting box as soon as it was installed in position.  Images are continuously relayed to a screen located inside the Cathedral at the top of the tower.  Any visitors on a tower tour are also able to see the chicks, birds and nest via this screen!