Salisbury Cathedral West Lawn

Your Visit

to Salisbury Cathedral
Book Your Ticket

Prebook your visit online now

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Attend a service

Services take place every day at Salisbury Cathedral. For the most up-to-date service and music information, please see the current music scheme

For more information about our regular worship, please see our Service Schedule

Our Services

We can’t wait to welcome you to our Cathedral.


Please take notes of the opening times below, as well as any closure notices that we have coming up. If you are interested in the timings for our services, you can find more information here.

Cathedral  and Chapter House with Magna Carta (Summer Hours):

Monday – Saturday: 09:30 – 17:00 (with last entry at 16:00)
Sunday: 12:30 – 16:00 (with last entry at 15:00)

The Chapter House and Magna Carta opens 30 minutes after first entry to the Cathedral.

Refectory Restaurant:

Monday – Saturday: 09:30 – 17:00 (last orders at 16:45)
Sunday: 10:30 – 16:00 (last orders at 15:45)

Gift Shop:

Monday – Saturday: 09:30 – 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00

Entry Prices


Tickets can be purchased online or at the entry desk when you arrive. Your ticket includes entry into the Cathedral and Chapter House with Magna Carta.

Your tickets are valid for a year after the date of purchase, enabling you to return for free (in the same group) for a year. Please note that your free return visit may not be valid for certain special events at the Cathedral, please see the What’s On page for details

Adults: £9 advance, £10 on the day

Students (17+ with valid student ID): £6 advance, £7 on the day

Children (13 – 17 years): £5 advance, £6 on the day

Children under 13: Free

Residents of SP1, SP2 and Laverstock: Free (with proof of residence)

Friends of Salisbury Cathedral: Free

Book Your Tickets

There are bookable entry slots every 15 minutes throughout the day. You can enter up to 15 minutes after the start of your time slot.

There are free demonstrations and tours scheduled throughout the week, details about these can be found below:

Tours and Demonstrations

Please note that the Cathedral is a living church and during your visit you may witness stage builds, rehearsals for concerts, services and weddings.   You may hear our Choristers rehearsing for Evensong or our Organist practicing.  We do not close the Cathedral for weddings or funerals so you may come across these during your time with us.  During some services parts of the Cathedral will not be open to visitors whilst the services are taking place. Once a month our famous Willis Organ also needs to be tuned.

Closures and Changes to Regular Opening

  • Thursday 30 June 2022

    Early closure. Last entry slot for visitors will be 12:00. The Chapter House with Magna Carta will close at 13:15.

  • Saturday 2 July 2022

    Early closure. Last entry slot for visitors will be 14:15. Chapter House with Magna Carta will close at 15:30.

  • Monday 4 July 2022

    Late opening. First entry slot for visitors will be 10:00.

  • Tuesday 5 July 2022

    Midday closure. Last entry slot for visitors will be 11:00. The Cathedral will reopen for visitors at 14:45.

  • Wednesday 6 July 2022

    Midday closure. Last entry slot for visitors will be 11:00. The Cathedral will reopen for visitors at 14:45.

  • Thursday 7 July 2022

    Midday closure. Last entry slot for visitors will be 11:00. The Cathedral will reopen for visitors at 14:45.

  • Wednesday 13 July 2022

    Later opening. First entry slot for visitors will be 12:30

  • Friday 15 July 2022

    Later opening. First entry slot for visitors will be 13:00

  • Saturday 16 July 2022

    Later opening. First entry slot for visitors will be 13:00. All are welcome to join the service taking place this morning.

  • Sunday 17 July 2022

    Early closure. Last entry slot for visitors will be 13:15. Chapter House with Magna Carta will close at 14:30.

  • Monday 19 December 2022

    Closed for visitors due to the performance of The Snowman.

Travel and Parking


By Car:

If you are using a Sat Nav or GPS, Salisbury Cathedral’s postcode is SP1 2EJ. We are approximately a 1 1/2 – 2 hour drive away from London, and 1 – 1 1/2 hours from Bath. Limited parking is available within the Cathedral Close at a fixed cost of £8 for the whole day (this includes disabled car park spaces) you will also receive a voucher for a free cup of tea or coffee from our Refectory Restaurant and 10% off in the Cathedral shop. The closest public parking to the Cathedral Close is at the Old George Mall and Lush House car park.  The Central car park is a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively, you can use one of the five Park and Ride sites around Salisbury.

By Train:

Salisbury has strong rail links with London, Bath and the West Country. We are located less than a 10 minute walk away from Salisbury train station.

By Bike or On Foot:

Salisbury sits in the heart of Wiltshire’s countryside, and offers some beautiful walks and cycling routes. Cycle parking is available in the Cathedral Close and in the city centre.

Accessiblity

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. We have disabled parking spaces in the Cathedral Close at a fixed price of £8 per day

Have a look at our accessibility guide below:

Accessibility Guide

Food and Drink


Whatever your appetite, we have a range of food and drink options for you. From full hot meals, to tasty sweet treats, to picnics in the sunshine.

Food and Drink

Our Shop


If you are on the lookout for a special gift, or a simple trinket to remind you of your visit, our gift shop is full of interesting and unique products, many of which are locally sourced.

Gift Shop