Works Yard Tours | Salisbury Cathedral

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The Cathedral & Chapter House with Magna Carta have reduced visiting hours this week due to services taking place- view times here. Regular services will run as scheduled. 


Works Yard Tours

Explore our Stonemasonry Works Yard and the heritage skills being used to conserve and maintain the Cathedral.

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Works Yard Tours

Due to social distancing restrictions for COVID-19 prevention all tours are suspended until further notice.

Our expert guides will show you around our Stonemasonry Works Yard, one of only nine cathedral yards in the country. Learn how 150 million-year-old blocks of Jurassic limestone weighing up to 5 tons are transformed into stones. You’ll visit the Drawing Office where the conservators and stone specialists carry out conservation planning. And you’ll witness astounding hand-carving skills that have been practiced here since the 13th century.

Booking information

  • The tour costs £17.50 per person, including tea and coffee
  • There will be no more than 12 people on each tour
  • Advance booking is recommended