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Salisbury Cathedral - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Salisbury SP1 2EJ, UK


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About Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral was built between 1220 and 1258, in a style we now call Early English Gothic style. it houses the best preserved of the four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta; it has the oldest working clock in Europe (1386); it has the largest cathedral cloisters and cathedral close in Britain. The cathedral celebrated the 750th anniversary of its consecration

Attractions Near Salisbury Cathedral

National Trust - Mompesson House
National Trust - Mompesson House0.1km from Salisbury Cathedral

Mompesson House is an 18th-century house located in the Cathedral Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. The house is Grade I listed. and has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1975. It was built in 1701 for the local MP Charles Mompesson, a member of an established Wiltshire family with a long record in politics. The house is used to display the Turnbull collection of English 18th-century drinking glasses bequeathed to the Trust in 1970. It also houses the Bessemer-Wright collecti

Arundells0.13km from Salisbury Cathedral

Arundells, the home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, is situated in the beautiful Cathedral Close in Salisbury. The house and its extensive garden are open to the public five days a week from late March to late October each year. Arundells remains very much as it was when it was Heath’s home. An avid collector, Heath amassed works by LS Lowry, John Singer-Sargent, John Nash, John Piper, Walter Sickert and Augustus and Gwen John, as well as model warships made by Napoleonic prisoners of

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum
The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum0.15km from Salisbury Cathedral

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum is a military museum at The Close in Salisbury, England. Its collection telling the stories of those who served their Monarch and country. Themes include The Peninsular War, Crimean War, Boer War, First and Second World Wars and events since 1945 including Afghanistan.

The Salisbury Museum
The Salisbury Museum0.25km from Salisbury Cathedral
Queen Elizabeth Gardens
Queen Elizabeth Gardens0.38km from Salisbury Cathedral

Situated just outside of Salisbury city centre, Queen Elizabeth Gardens combines formal planting with a relaxed atmosphere to offer something for everyone. Queen Elizabeth Gardens is perfect for those looking to appreciate the scenery or to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre; continuing this, the park also provides access to the Town Path and a pretty walk past the water meadows out to Harnham.

The Merchant's House
The Merchant's House0.47km from Salisbury Cathedral

The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. Over the years 1653-1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed, its interior panelled, brilliant with wall paintings and with a commanding oak staircase. A substantial amount of this fabric survives and hidden painted decoration is still being revealed.

Where is Salisbury Cathedral

Discover More Attractions in Wiltshire, Where Salisbury Cathedral Is Located

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Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of 3,485 km2. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. The county town was originally Wilton, after which the county is named, but Wiltshire Council is now based in the county town of Trowbridge.