*Salisbury Cathedral is now open fully for public worship and general visiting. Cleaning and Covid-19 Safety measures have been put in place, including a one-way system for visitors. Booking in advance is essential for both worship and visits, and digital worship will also continue for the time being. As usual, there is no entry charge, just an optional donation.
Visitors to the Cathedral will also be able to see the magnificent multimedia exhibition, Celebrating 800 Years of Spirit and Endeavour. Find out more about how the Cathedral is keeping visitors safe.
The Cathedral is not currently running any tours. Please refer to their Frequently Asked Questions for the most up-to-date information.*
Explore over 800 years of history at Salisbury Cathedral, one of the UK’s most iconic medieval buildings with an award-winning welcome. Discover our original 1215 Magna Carta, one of only four in the world, and explore its legacy in an interactive exhibition. See the world’s oldest working mechanical clock and admire the fabulous stained glass. When you are done, relax and enjoy a delicious cream tea in the Refectory Restaurant with fabulous views of Britain’s tallest spire or lunch in The Bell Tower Tearooms (open March- October) overlooking the Cathedral lawns.
Salisbury Cathedral is the perfect way to spend your day - just 8 miles from Stonehenge and only 5 minutes from Old Sarum, the original site of the cathedral.
Monday to Saturday 10:00-15:00
Tickets are free, but must be booked online in advance. Please help the Cathedral by giving a donation when you book online.
There are bookable entry slots every 30 minutes from 10:00 to 15:00. You can enter up to 30 minutes after your time slot. The latest you will be able to enter the Cathedral is 15.30pm and all visitors will need to leave by 16:00.
For group rates (10 +) or ideas for special interest tours call Hannah Paye on 01722 555120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org There are flexible options to suit every group's needs.
Tallest spire in Britain
The UK’s largest Close
Britain’s largest landscaped Cloisters
13th century Chapter House with medieval frieze
Contemporary Art and Events
Cathedral Gift Shop
The Refectory Restaurant with locally sourced produce
The Bell Tower Tea Rooms in the summer months
Disabled access and facilities
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|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult (Recommended donation) - Adult||£7.50 per ticket|
|Child (5-17) (Recommended donation) - Child||£3.00 per ticket|
|Family (Recommended donation) - Concession||£15.00 per ticket|
|Senior (Recommended donation) - Concession||£6.50 per ticket|
|Student (Recommended donation) - Concession||£4.50 per ticket|
|Tower Tour Adult - Adult||£13.50 per ticket|
|Tower Tour Child 7-17 years - Child||£8.50 per ticket|
|Tower Tour Family - Family||£33.00 per ticket|
The prices listed above are a recommended amount for donation. All donations are gratefully received and help to maintain this special building, which costs £14,000 a day to run.
If you are a UK taxpayer and choose to Gift Aid, the Cathedral can gain an additional 25 per cent on top of your donations at no additional cost to you. It’s well worth doing because we can claim back 25p for every £1 donated from the government. Find out more: https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/visit-plan-your-visit/recommended-donations
The Cathedral has a dedicated Travel Groups & Visitors Co-ordinator as a personal point of contact for planning and booking group visits. Simply call our booking line 01722 555120 or email us at email email@example.com
Different prices for Christmas Tower Tours and Group Tower Tours apply. Please contact Salisbury Cathedral for details.
Salisbury lies on the intersection of the A30, the A36 and the A338 and is at the end of the A343, A345, A354 and A360. If you are using a GPS to navigate, the Cathedral’s postcode is SP1 2EJ. From London, take the M3 then the A303 and the A345, it is approximately a 1½ - 2 hour drive.
Please note that if you are planning to drive into the cathedral close in a campervan or minibus, there are height and width restrictions on the gates.
Limited parking is available within the Close at a fixed cost 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 if you park here.
If you are visiting for a shorter period of time you will find the park and ride sites or city centre car parks more economical.
The closest parking to the Cathedral Close are at the Old George Mall and Lush House car parks. The Central car park is a 10-minute level walk away. Alternatively you can use one of the five Park and Ride sites just outside the city.
Two main rail routes intersect at Salisbury so getting here by train from London, Bath and the West Country is easy. The cathedral is less than a 10-minute level walk from the railway station – just follow the signs (or look for the spire – you cannot miss it!) Or, if you are short of time, hail one of the cabs outside the station.
South West Trains operate direct trains from London Waterloo to Salisbury (journey time 90 minutes).
First Great Western run routes from Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Salisbury has regular bus services from Southampton, Bournemouth, Ringwood, Swindon, Marlborough, Andover and Amesbury as well as coach services from Bath, Oxford, Brighton, Bristol and Cambridge. All stops are in the city centre which is an easy level walk to the cathedral.
|2020 Opening Times (8 July 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Monday - Saturday||10:00||- 15:00|
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