Salisbury Cathedral West Lawn

Photography, Press and Filming

Press Enquiries


All print and media enquiries relating to Salisbury Cathedral are dealt with by the PR Manager, who manage access to the Cathedral and Close, facilitates interviews and provides information. The Cathedral Close is private property so permission to film, record or photograph is required ahead of time.

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 m.thomas@salcath.co.uk 01722 555148

Head of Library and Archive: Emily Naish: e.naish@salcath.co.uk 01722 555107

Location Filming (Drama, Reality and Cocumentary) and Photography


Salisbury Cathedral and Close offers a unique and varied backdrop for filming and photography, with buildings and spaces ranging from 1220 to the present day. All filming requests are dealt with by the PR Manager who is responsible for managing the consent process, exploring requirements and assessing the appropriateness of each production or photoshoot. She also manages contracts and location fees.

Contact Marie Thomas m.thomas@salcath.co.uk 01722 444148

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.

Contact: Marie Thomas m.thomas@salcath.co.uk  01722 555148 and copy the initial email to press@salcath.co.uk