Explore The Hidden Spaces
For many people, the Tower Tour is the absolute highlight of their visit to Salisbury Cathedral.
Wind your way up narrow spiral staircases climbing 332 steps in easy stages into our ancient roof spaces to the foot of our iconic spire, 68 metres above ground level.
On your tour you will enjoy spectacular sights – an uninterrupted aerial view of the inside of the Cathedral, the inside of the spire supported by medieval wooden scaffolding and panoramic views of Salisbury and surrounding water meadows. Our experienced guides will tell you all about the construction of this architectural masterpiece.
Adults: £18 when prebooked online
Full time Student (with ID): £14 when prebooked online
Child (7-16): £11 when prebooked online
Each child aged 7-10 must be individually accompanied by a responsible adult.
Tours are scheduled multiple times per day Monday – Sunday and include admission to the Cathedral and Chapter House with Magna Carta on the day of your visit. Tours last approximately 90-105 minutes
You will be climbing 332 steps to reach the base of the tower, and many of the stone stairways are very narrow with no handrails. A reasonable level of fitness is required and we advise anyone with any mobility issues or pre-existing health conditions to consider this before booking.
This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 7 or anyone under the height of 1.2m. Each child aged 7-10 must be individually accompanied by a responsible adult. For 11-17 year-olds, there must be at least one adult for every five children.
Booking online in advance will give you access to the best ticket prices. Tickets may be available for tours on the day at a higher rate. However, tours are very popular and often book up in advance so we cannot guarantee spaces will be available.
Twilight Tower Tours 18 Nov 2023–6 Jan 2024
Climb to the base of Salisbury’s iconic Spire after dark for unparalleled views of the city’s twinkling Christmas lights.
Twilight Tower Tours run from 18 Nov 2023–6 Jan 2024 at 15:15.
Private Tours & Group Bookings
Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a private Tower Tour, or make a booking for a group. We offer special rates for groups. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.