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Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury

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Salisbury Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England. The cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Salisbury and is the seat of the Bishop of Salisbury.

The building is regarded as one of the leading examples of Early English Gothic architecture. Its main body was completed in 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.

The spire, built in 1320, at 404 feet (123 m), has been the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom since 1561. Visitors can take the "Tower Tour", in which the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wooden scaffolding, can be viewed. The cathedral has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain at 80 acres (32 ha). It contains a clock which is among the oldest working examples in the world, and has one of the four surviving original copies of Magna Carta. In 2008, the cathedral celebrated the 750th anniversary of its consecration.
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  • We took a tower tour at Salisbury Cathedral led by Des our guide. The tour takes around 2 hours with 323 steps to climb in 5 stages. I would recommend Des as a guide, he was extremely knowledgeable... 
    We took a tower tour at Salisbury Cathedral led by Des our guide. The tour takes around 2 hours with 323 steps to climb in 5 stages. I would recommend Des as a guide, he was extremely knowledgeable...  more »
  • We went on a guided tour of the tower at salisbury cathedral. It was fantastic. The guide was STEVE. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. He answered all of our questions and.....  more
    We went on a guided tour of the tower at salisbury cathedral. It was fantastic. The guide was STEVE. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. He answered all of our questions and.....  more »
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  • Very peaceful place with lots of historical value. It’s required to buy tickets to enter the cathedral. There are many volunteers to help you to see around the cathedral. Anyone can enjoy on their own. So many schools are giving tours. Its a very vast place. There is a nice cafe located for quick bites.
  • A place of contemplation and beautiful architecture that allows you to feel the weight of your faith. No matter what that faith may be. A place of worship and boundless beauty that leaves only love in your heart. I am truly thankful that I was allowed to contribute to the upkeep of this cathedral and see its history with my own eyes.

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