*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 of 1 September, the Cathedral will be charging for entry – with some exceptions. Please see details of charges below.
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.*
Entry charges for tourist visitors
Tickets to Salisbury Cathedral for tourists/visitors give access to the Cathedral, Chapter House with Magna Carta and Works Yard exit and are as follows:
£8 for adults
£5 for students (aged 13-18 years)
Up to 6 children aged 12 and under free with one adult ticket.
Free entry will be available for individual Salisbury residents –residents must bring photo identification with their address on it and they will be admitted without a charge.
In all cases, pre-booking is essential, tickets can be booked online but for those unable to book online a telephone booking service is available on 01722 512156 from 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday only.
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.
Salisbury Cathedral welcomes groups of up to 30 as long as they are separated into household/support bubble or party of six, in line with new Government legislation. All individuals should be sorted into their group of six/household or support group or ‘pod’ on arrival, and remain in that group or ‘pod’ during their visit. All visits must be pre-booked.
Monday to Saturday 10:00-15:00
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 - Adult||£8.00 per ticket|
|Child (12 and Under) - Child||Free|
|Salisbury Residents (ID Required) - Adult||Free|
|Student (aged 13-18 years) - Concession||£5.00 per ticket|
Free entry will be available for individual Salisbury residents – residents must bring photo identification with their address on it and they will be admitted without a charge.
All tickets are valid for repeat visits to the Cathedral and can be used as many times as you like for 12 months from the date of purchase.
By purchasing a ticket, you are helping to sustain the future of this special building, which costs £14,000 a day to run. If you are a UK taxpayer and choose to Gift Aid your tickets, the Cathedral can gain an additional 25p for every £1 you spend from the Government at no additional cost to you.
If you are unable to book your tickets online or would like support with getting tickets, please call us on 01722 512156 (available Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00).
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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