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Salisbury Cathedral

33 The Close Salisbury SP1 2EJ 01722 555 120

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Superlatives abound in the monument at Salisbury’s heart. It has the largest medieval cloisters in Britain, and within its early English Gothic core – a lofty light-filled space which, uniquely, remains unaltered since it was built (1220-1258). It boasts the earliest choir stalls in Britain (circa 1236) and the world’s oldest mechanical clock (1386) and that’s not all. Through the cloisters, the octagonal Chapter House, decorated with a lively medieval frieze of the books of Genesis and Exodus, is not just the ritziest meeting room ever built, but is also the repository for the finest of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

England's finest ★★★★★

Okay – Winchester may have the edge for its interior, but from the outside, Salisbury is England's finest cathedral. See it up close and be sure to walk over to Harnham for the view painted by Constable.

Salisbury Cathedral reviewed by on March 1st, 2012

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  • Tours Available
  • Wheelchair Access

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Daily 7.15am–6.15pm; The Chapel House opens Mon–Sat 9.30am–5.30pm, Sun 12.45–5.30pm

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