Discover Historical Wonders

at Salisbury Cathedral

A magnificent piece of history

The Cathedral has been an iconic figure in the landscape of the South West for centuries. Discover how this unique building fits in the history of our country, and how its incredible community ensures it will continue to inspire for years to come.


What to See

There is so much to see and do during your visit to Salisbury Cathedral. Climb to the base of Britain’s tallest spire, or relax and have a picnic in Britain’s largest Cathedral Close.

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Close up of Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Uncover the story behind one of the UK’s most influential historical documents. Journey back to 1215, a time of political and social turmoil, to discover how and why this international symbol of human rights was created.

Magna Carta
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Audley Chapel vault at Salisbury Cathedral.

Our History

Explore a story spanning over 800 years and learn about the incredible story of the Cathedral that moved! Discover the traditions and histories of the many people that have shaped Salisbury Cathedral into what it is today.

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Library and Archive

Our library and archive collections together contain thousands of books and documents dating from the medieval period to the present.

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Peregrine Falcons

We are blessed to provide a home for nesting peregrine falcons at the top of our tower. Livestreams and updates on these magnificent birds are enjoyed by people worldwide, watching the chicks hatch from their eggs, grow, mature and fledge.

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