All print and media enquiries relating to Salisbury Cathedral are dealt with by the PR Manager, who manages access to the Cathedral and Close, facilitates interviews and provides information. Visitors are welcome to photograph the Cathedral and Close as part of their visit, but all other filming and photography does require permission.
PR and Press Images
We have an extensive image library to draw upon. Requests should be emailed to our PR Manager with details of how and where the images are to be used. Academic organisations or publications and publishers should liaise with the Head of Library and Archive.
Requests: Marie Thomas email@example.com 01722 555148
Head of Library and Archive: Emily Naish: firstname.lastname@example.org 01722 555107
Location Filming (drama, reality and documentary) and Photography
Salisbury Cathedral and its Close are privately owned spaces that offer a unique and varied backdrop for filming and photography, with buildings and spaces ranging from 1220 to the present day. Anyone wishing to use the Close for the purpose of filming or for photography (other than private visitor photography) must request permission.
Behind the scenes of BBC’s Great Expectations, filmed at the Cathedral Close in 2022.
Photo by Inside Wiltshire
Drone Photography and Filming
Salisbury Cathedral Close is a residential area, used continuously by the public and schools, and there are peregrines (a protected species) nesting on the Cathedral Tower. For those reasons, you are not permitted to use a drone or unmanned aircraft for recreational or photographic purposes within the Close without specific permission.