Cathedral Spire Tours: Climb The Spire & Enjoy Amazing Views! - Salisbury Cathedral

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On Friday 3 December the Cathedral & Chapter House with Magna Carta are closed for 'The Snowman' performances - buy tickets here. Services will run as scheduled. 


Tower Tours

Wind your way up 332 steps to see the Cathedral’s iconic spire close up, and enjoy breathtaking views.

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Tower Tours

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. 


Tours are scheduled daily Monday - Saturday 10.15, 12.15 and 14.15 and includes admission in to the Cathedral and Chapter House with Magna Carta on the day of your tour.

'I loved every minute, even all the steps! An excellent perspective of a gorgeous building and city' TripAdvisor review March 2019

You can book a whole tour to yourself (perfect for photographers) or invite up to 5 friends for a private tour - it's entirely up to you!

We are only offering full tour bookings at present to reduce covid risks as the ancient spiral staircases are tight and enclosed spaces.



Booking information

  • Advance booking is highly recommended
  • This tour runs daily all year round
  • Tours may be restricted or cancelled in the event of high winds
  • We regret that children under the age of 7 or anyone under the height of 1.2m cannot participate in this tour due to 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
  • Dogs are not permitted on this tour
  • Some of the stone spiral staircases date back to the 13th century and have no handrails, so care must be taken
  • Sensible footwear is essential – no high heels, bare feet or flip flops. Sandals must be securely fastened
  • Tickets cost £90 for adults for up to 6 people. (Group bookers please click here to enquire)
  • Tour lasts around 105 minutes, but timings can vary.

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