Salisbury Cathedral Tours

With its dramatic Gothic facade and Britain’s highest church spire at an impressive 404 feet (123 m), the Salisbury Cathedral is one of the country’s most visited religious monuments, drawing some 250,000 visitors each year. As well as admiring the cathedral’s remarkable 13th-century architecture and exquisite stained-glass windows, visitors can climb the 332 steps to the top of the tower for a magnificent view of Salisbury.

The cathedral’s star attraction is an original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta, one of the world’s most famous and significant documents that remains a cornerstone of British law. An interactive Magna Carta exhibition walks visitors through the historic events of its legacy of social justice. The cathedral also holds the world’s oldest working mechanical clock, which dates back to 1386, and afternoon tea in the Bell Tower Tearooms.

The best way to discover the cathedral is on a 90-minute guided tour of Salisbury, with entrance included. Many visitors opt to visit on a day trip from London, often combined with a visit to nearby Stonehenge or Avebury stone circle.

Practical Info

Salisbury Cathedral is located in central Salisbury, and is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Adult admission is £7.50 and £3 for youth.

Did you know? The Magna Carta on display in Salisbury Cathedral is one of only four surviving original copies in the world, and is listed on UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ Heritage list.
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Address: 6 The Close, Salisbury, England
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Hours: 9am–5pm
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Admission: Adult £7.50, Child £3
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Full-Day Tour of Salisbury and Stonehenge from Salisbury

Discover four of England’s historical highlights on a scenic full-day coach trip from Salisbury. See Salisbury's top landmarks and visit Salisbury Cathedral, home to a copy of the 1215 Magna Carta. Stop at Old Sarum, Salisbury’s Iron Age settlement, and travel through picturesque countryside and thatched villages to Stonehenge. After strolling around the UNESCO-listed stones and visitor center, break for a traditional pub lunch. Lastly, visit Amesbury, the UK's oldest continuous settlement, to discover its 21st-century sculpture, 'The Ancestor', and St Mary and St Melor Church.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Stonehenge Special Access Morning Tour from London

Visit Stonehenge before the crowds show up during this early-morning special access tour from London. On this full-day tour, get up close and personal with the legendary monoliths before the site opens to the general public. Stroll through the Stone circle on your own to bask in the mystery and history of this important landmark of civilization. Take an hour-long tour with a local guide to learn about the site's history. Enjoy entrance to Salisbury Cathedral, home of the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom. Round-trip transportation from Central London is included.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Salisbury, Stonehenge, and Avebury in One Day from Salisbury

Pack in more of south England’s attractions in less time on a full-day tour from Salisbury. Perfect for history buffs, the excursion visits the medieval Salisbury Cathedral, home to the iconic Magna Carta, and Stonehenge, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of England’s most famous landmarks. See, too, the Neolithic stone circles of Avebury and the prehistoric Silbury Hill. Upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide

The prehistoric stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury attract admiration and intrigue in equal measure, drawing curious visitors from across the world—but visiting independently means missing out on their hidden significance. On this half- or full-day tour, explore Stonehenge and Avebury as your guide shares the many theories on their origins. Visit lesser-known nearby sites many visitors miss, with pickup and drop-off in towns within the local area included.
  • Duration: 3 to 8 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 8 hrs
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