Salisbury Cathedral is a truly remarkable building, a testimony to the faith and practical skills of the medieval craftsmen who built it but it is much more than a historical monument.
It is a living church and a place of prayer with daily services and a thriving congregation, enjoying a reputation for musical excellence. As the Cathedral Church of the Salisbury diocese, it is Mother Church of several hundred Church of England parishes in Wiltshire and Dorset.
Because of its extraordinary construction, size and setting this Cathedral attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year who can enjoy a variety of tours and demonstrations on site or explore the sacred space at their own pace. Many find the presence of the best preserved of only four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta reason alone to visit.
The Cathedral provides a wide range of curriculum based activities to visiting schools as well as a varied programme of concerts, performances, art exhibitions, film screenings, talks, workshops and community projects throughout the year.
It is also one of only nine UK cathedrals to have its own Works Yard employing highly skilled artisans to preserve this ancient structure for future generations.