Discover nearly 800 years of history, including Britain's tallest spire, the world's best preserved original Magna Carta 1215 and Europe's oldest working clock, on a free tour with one of our knowledgable volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and 1258, in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral.
'Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England, and the Close around it the most beautiful space'
A beautiful and historic building, Salisbury Cathedral is an impressive stage for major services, concerts, workshops and art installations, yet also a place for private prayer and reflection. The Cathedral and surrounding Close are visited by over 500,000 people a year. Many come as tourists or to worship, while others attend some of the many events taking place here. The Cathedral is open to all and seeks to provide facilities for, and a warm welcome to, all our many visitors.