*Salisbury Cathedral is still open for self-guided tours, but all guided tours have been suspended. Public worship has also been suspended, but the cathedral remains open for prayer and reflection. The Chapter House and Magna Carta exhibition are both closed.*
Prepare to be amazed!
Salisbury Cathedral has Britain’s tallest spire as well as the biggest cathedral close and largest cloisters and is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in the United Kingdom. Built in just 38 years, it is unusual because it is almost entirely one unique architectural style - it truly is a gothic masterpiece.
Book your space on a thrilling tower tour and climb 332 steps in easy stages through hidden roof spaces to the base of the famous spire while you learn this ancient building’s fascinating secrets. Admire spectacular aerial views of the inside of the cathedral on your way up, view graffiti created by craftsmen many centuries ago and then enjoy the incredible panoramic views over the city and surrounding countryside from the top. We promise you won’t be short of fantastic selfie opportunities!
Inside the cathedral you can inspect the best preserved of only four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta parchments (which inspired the American constitution) in a family friendly interactive exhibition.
Believe it or not you can also find the world’s oldest working mechanical clock here – make sure you track it down during your visit!
The Refectory Restaurant with soaring views of the spire is a perfect place to relax after your explorations offering traditional English cream teas, scrumptious snacks or delicious hot meals depending on your appetite.
'Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England, and the Close around it the most beautiful space' Bill Bryson - Notes from a Small Island
Only an hour and a half from London and 20 minutes away from Stonehenge, make sure you add Salisbury Cathedral to your ‘must see’ list today!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|Gift Shop and Restaurant (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:30||- 17:30*|
|2015 - 2021 Visitor Opening Times (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2021)|
|Monday - Saturday||09:00||- 17:00*|
* As a living church access is restricted during services and opening times may vary at short notice especially at Easter and Christmas, please check online for closures before visiting.
Please note: the shop and restaurant are open all year except for Christmas Day.
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