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Summer panorama of Salisbury Cathedral

With over 70,000 tons of medieval craftsmanship to admire and neary 800 years of history to explore there is plenty to see, do and learn at Salisbury Cathedral.  Ideally we suggest you allow between 1.5 - 3 hours for your visit but you can see most of the highlights in 45 minutes if you are really pressed for time. 


For the ultimate experience we recommend you take in the breathtaking views of our tower tour (approximately 90 minutes) followed by a floor tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides (one hour), finishing with evensong. Alternatively, you can explore the Cathedral at your own pace with our free printed guide.


Our interactive Magna Carta exhibition is not to be missed and and we warmly invite you to join one of our services to hear our talented choirs in action - view service information and times here. The Cathedral also hosts regular art installations, creative workshops, concerts and performances throughout the year so do check what events are on before your visit!

Sometimes visitor access is restricted - check your dates here.

If you have more time on your hands you could spend the day with us and explore our beautiful and historic close, spend the night in Salisbury and then see the original site of the Cathedral at Old Sarum the next day, followed by a visit to Stonehenge only eight miles away.


Download our latest event leaflet at the bottom of this page.

Learn about our art in the Cathedral here.