Tower Tours

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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.

Booking Details:

Adults: £16 when prebooked online

Full time Student (with ID): £12 when prebooked online

Child (7-16): £9 when prebooked online

Tours are scheduled multiple times per day daily Monday – Saturday and include admission to the Cathedral and Chapter House with Magna Carta on the day of your visit. Tours last approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

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I loved every minute, even all the steps! An excellent perspective of a gorgeous building and city

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General information

  • How do I book?

    You can book a tower tour online by following the link above, or by emailing our booking team at visitors@salcath.co.uk. Booking in advance is essential.

  • How much does it cost?

    Adults: £16 when prebooked online
    Full time Student (with ID): £12 when prebooked online
    Child (7-16): £9 when prebooked online

    Tours are scheduled multiple times per day daily Monday – Saturday and include admission to the Cathedral and Chapter House with Magna Carta on the day of your visit.

    Booking online in advance will give you access to cheaper ticket prices. Tickets may be available for tours on the day for a more expensive rate, however tours are often booked up in advance so we cannot guarantee you will be able to book onto a tour on the day.

  • Who is this tour for?

    If you’ve ever wanted an exclusive, up-close look into some of the hidden spaces of the Cathedral this is for you!

    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.

  • What are the restrictions for this tour?

    We regret that children under the age of 7 or anyone under the height of 1.2m cannot participate in this tour to comply with our health and safety regulations.

    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.

    At its highest point, you’ll be 68 metres above the ground (about 223 feet!) so we suggest that anyone with a fear of heights to consider this carefully before booking.

    Dogs are not permitted on this tour

    Sensible footwear is essential – no high heels, bare feet or flip flops. Sandals must be securely fastened