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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 Salisbury Cathedral Spire is world famous and this is the closest way to experience it and the rest of the Cathedral’s beautifully conserved Gothic architecture.

Tower Tours last approximately 90 minutes, climbing 332 steps in easy stages by narrow winding spiral staircases to reach the foot of the spire 225 feet above ground level. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views as they explore the roof spaces for a real behind-the-scenes experience. For many the chance to stare up into the Cathedral spire through the medieval scaffold is even better than the views of the City of Salisbury, Old Sarum and the surrounding countryside, 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!


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