A timeless tourist attraction, the majestic, medieval, Salisbury Cathedral is admired by history and architectural enthusiasts alike. Discover a piece of British history as you tour the towers and grounds of this beautiful building. An awe-inspiring place to visit, every generation can appreciate the aura of this captivating cathedral.
Salisbury Cathedral has a calendar crammed with activities and events every year, with plenty to do for families. A series of activity trails take families on a journey of discovery. Uncover the quirky features of this ancient building on the Spires, Stones and Saints trail.
Discover the tomb of noble knight, William Longespée, the third Earl of Salisbury, on the Ghost Knight Activity Trail. He needs your help to defeat the baddie… are you the family of brave knights he needs to help him with his quest?
Magna Carta Exhibition
Be inspired by the magnificent Magna Carta exhibition. Salisbury Cathedral is home to one of only four remaining original copies of the document. Many freedoms we know today were influenced by the Magna Carta. Come and stand in the presence and appreciate the magnitude of what is a world-changing piece of history.
Described as the oldest working clock in existence, Salisbury Cathedral’s medieval clock is a sight to behold. The mechanics and the engineering of the device are truly striking. The clock is unique in that it has no face, a usual design feature for the period in which it was built.
The Salisbury Cathedral grounds span 80 acres, with a host of attractions – the Arundells being one of them. Previously the home of former Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath, you can appreciate his collection of sailing and musical memorabilia, Oriental and European ceramics, paintings, original political cartoons, bronzes and photographs.
Salisbury Cathedral is home to the award-winning Salisbury Museum with its vast archaeological collections of national importance. There are an abundance of displays showcasing pre-history, Romans, Saxons and the medieval history of Old Sarum and Salisbury, perfect for school-age children learning history!
The Rifles Museum
Housed in a delightful, Grade II listed building, the Rifles Museum tells the story of the infantry regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire. You can enjoy riverside garden views across the beautiful watermeadows and stop off for refreshments at Bernières licensed tearoom.
Tours and facilities
Steeped in history, the cathedral hosts daily, scheduled tours, telling the story of this iconic, architectural masterpiece, including Tower Tours and the Library and Graffiti Tour.
The cathedral’s Refectory Restaurant and Bell Tower Tea Rooms offer a wide range of refreshments to suit all ages. Meanwhile, there are plenty of toilet facilities onsite, conveniently located around the grounds.
No tourist attraction is complete without a gold-standard gift shop and Salisbury Cathedral doesn’t disappoint. Remember your time at Salisbury Cathedral with some memorable merchandise.
Book a stay on one of our campsites and visit Salisbury Cathedral during your break. There are 10 New Forest campsites to choose from.
Plan your visit to Salisbury Cathedral
For up-to-date tour times and opening hours, call Salisbury Cathedral on 01722 555120 (555156 on weekends). Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 6 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EJ.
Tel: 01722 555120 (555156 on weekends).
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