Exterior of Salisbury Cathedral at Sunset


Salisbury Cathedral
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Experience 800 years of history

Discover a medieval masterpiece, with Britain’s tallest spire, largest cloisters, and biggest Cathedral Close, as well as an original 1215 Magna Carta. Come and see what makes Salisbury Cathedral one of England’s ‘must-see’ historical attractions.

View of the inside of Salisbury Cathedral and a symmetrical reflection in the font

Visiting Information

Get all the information you need about opening times, scheduled closures, ticket prices, and parking. We recommend you check these before planning your trip.

Visiting information
Canon treasurer being shown around Salisbury Cathedral.

Tours and Demonstrations

Enhance your visit with one of our free guided tours or demonstrations or, for the ultimate experience, book an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.

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Audley Chapel vault at Salisbury Cathedral.

What To See?

When you step into this living church you’ll find stunning ancient architecture and colourful stained glass, combined with contemporary modern art and much more.

What to see
Children Visiting Salisbury Cathedral, looking into the reflective font.

Group and School Visits

If you’re planning a group visit, we can help you tailor your experience to suit your specific requirements. We also offer fantastic learning experiences for school children of all ages.

Group and School Visits
Salisbury Cathedral drone shot showing largest spire in Britain and biggest Cathedral Close.

Salisbury and Stonehenge

Enjoy the perfect picnic on the rolling lawns of our Close, with lots of other things you can see and do nearby. The legendary Stonehenge is just 20 minutes away from here.

Salisbury and Stonehenge



  • How do I get to the Cathedral?

    You’ll find us in the heart of Salisbury. You can get to us easily by car or coach, or just take a bus into the city centre. Salisbury train station is only a 15 minute walk away.


  • Is there parking at the Cathedral?

    There’s limited parking within the Close at a fixed cost of just £10 for the whole day (including disabled car park spaces). Your nearest public parking is at the Old George Mall and Lush House car park.  The Central car park is only a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively, you can use one of the five Park and Ride sites.  


  • Is the Cathedral accessible?

    If you use a wheelchair, you can easily access the Cathedral floor, Chapter House, cloisters, the Refectory Restaurant, shop and toilets. We’ve also got three wheelchairs you can borrow during your visit – please ask at the Welcome Desk. We offer large print versions of our visitor maps, and you can even find water for your assistance dog near the Refectory Restaurant entrance.

Food and Drink

  • What food and drink options are available?

    With stunning views of the spire through its glorious glass roof, our Refectory Restaurant is open all year round, Here, you can enjoy a selection of delicious cakes, sausage rolls, deli sandwiches, and hot and cold drinks. You can choose to eat in the tranquil cloisters, or take your refreshments outside for a picnic in the Close. During the summer months, why not try our Bell Tower Tea Rooms, overlooking the North Lawn of the Cathedral.


  • Can I combine a visit with attending a service?

    We are a living church. So, we think the best way you can experience the true nature of the Cathedral is to come to one of our daily services – especially those featuring the Cathedral choir. You’ll find a complete list of our service times on our website to help you plan your visit. If you wish to spend some time in quiet reflection, we have chapels for private prayer. Just ask a member of the team or take a look at our visitor map for more details.


  • Do I need a ticket to visit the Cathedral?

    A ticket is required for entry into the Cathedral and Chapter House on a tourist visit. These tickets can be purchased online (at a discounted price) or when you arrive. Entry tickets are valid for one year, and you can use the same ticket for as many return visits as you like within that time.

    Tickets are not required for attending services and you may need to purchase individual tickets for certain special events. Please note that free return visits with a standard entry ticket may not be valid for some of our special events.