Built more than 750 years ago, Salisbury Cathedral continues first and foremost to be a place of worship. But today it is also a major attraction visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. Through the ages the awe inspiring beauty of the cathedral has inspired artists, writers and countless others who have come to stare and wonder at the skill and craftsmanship of the cathedral’s medieval builders. Today the cathedral stands majestic above the city – a symbol of strength, dedication and continuity.
Cathedral 04 100Wander around freely and soak up the atmosphere or take a tour with one of the cathedral’s volunteer guides and learn more about this most wonderful of buildings. Built between 1220 and 1258, in one architectural style, this is Britain’s finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral.
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The Cathedral Close, at 80 acres the largest in the country, provides an oasis of calm among the hustle and bustle of the city just a short stride away. Step through the ancient High Street gate and enter another world. A popular place with locals and visitors the Cathedral Close is a great place for a picnic or just somewhere to grab five minutes of quiet contemplation. Around the edges of the Close are some of the city’s finest buildings including The Rifles Museum and the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.
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