Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain’s finest medieval cathedrals, set within eight acres of lawn in the beautiful Cathedral Close, just eight miles from Stonehenge.
The spectacular Salisbury Cathedral is unique in being built almost entirely in one architectural style, Early English Gothic and has Britain’s tallest spire (123m/404ft) plus numerous famous literary connections.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Salisbury Cathedral floor or book a tower tour and climb 332 steps to the base of the spire to enjoy magnificent views across Salisbury’s famous water meadows (tickets available online in advance or on site on the day).
Alternatively, explore by yourself and discover the world’s finest original Magna Carta, Europe’s oldest working clock and over 750 years of history.
Our famous boy and girl choristers sing daily services with Evensong at 5.30pm Monday to Saturday or 4.30pm on Sunday.
Salisbury Cathedral welcomes groups and hosts a wide variety of special events throughout the year, notably art exhibitions and concerts – full details are available online at www.salisburycathedral.org.uk
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult (Recommended donation)||£6.50 per ticket|
|Child (5-17) (Recommended donation)||£3.00 per ticket|
|Family (Recommended donation)||£15.00 per ticket|
|Senior/Student (Recommended donation)||£5.50 per ticket|
The Cathedral has a dedicated Travel Groups & Visitors Co-ordinator as a personal point of contact for planning and booking group visits. Simply call our booking line 01722 555120 or email us at e-mail email@example.com
|Open All Year|
|Gift Shop and Restaurant (1 Jan 2014 - 31 Mar 2016)|
|2013 - 2016 (1 Jan 2014 - 31 Mar 2016)|
* As a living church access is restricted during services and opening times may vary at short notice especially at Easter and Christmas, please check online for closures before visiting. The shop and restaurant are open all year except for Christmas Day.
- Groups Accepted - Subject to Cathedral services.
- Wedding Venue
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Visitor leaflet and loop system during services (Minicom).
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Touch and feel model/linked commentary large print service books.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge) - Parking for Disabled Badge holders is available – otherwise please use the city centre car parks or park and ride sites. There is some parking in the Cathedral Close - £6 all day.
- On-Site café/restaurant - Open daily, 0930-1730,snacks and freshly cooked meals, licensed. Not open Christmas Day.
- Picnic Site
- Approx length of visit - 02:00
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 100
- Min group size - 10
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Dogs Accepted
- Event Venue
- Open all year
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
- Marketed towards student/youth
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Chinese printed material
- Czech printed material
- French printed material
- German printed material
- Hungarian printed material
- Italian printed material
- Japanese printed material
- Latvian printed material
- Polish printed material
- Portuguese printed material
- Russian printed material
- Spanish printed material
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
- Min group size numeric qualifier - 10
Map & Directions
Salisbury Cathedral is situated in the centre of the historic city of Salisbury and is just eight miles from the World Heritage site of Stonehenge.
Travel time from London is 1½ hours, 45 minutes from Bournemouth and Southampton and 1 hour from Bath.
The nearest major roads are the M3, M27, A36 and the A303, just follow the signs to Salisbury – for GPS users, the postcode is SP1 2EJ.
Please use city centre car parks (the closest are Old George Mall or Crane Street) or use the city’s Park and Ride sites which are located on the A36 (West), A345 (North), A30 London Road (North) and A338 (South).
Public Transport Directions
There are frequent train and bus services to Salisbury and the Cathedral is less than a 10 minute level walk from both stations.
Turn left out of the station and cross the road at the zebra crossing, follow the curve of the road onto Fisherton Street and follow the signs until you get to traffic lights.
Turn right onto the High Street, crossing the pedestrianised area and the road at the traffic lights, then walk through gate and into The Close.
With the station to your left, turn left onto the pavement and walk until you reach the Market Square.
Cross the square diagonally and go through the gap in the buildings in the top right-hand side of the square.
Keeping on the left-hand side of the road, follow the curve of the road to the right until you get to traffic lights.
Turn left here onto the High Street, cross the pedestrianised area and the road at the traffic lights, then walk through gate and into The Close.
- Salisbury Cathedral Introduction
- Salisbury Cathedral Introduction (French)
- Salisbury Cathedral Introduction (German)
- Salisbury Cathedral Introduction (Italian)
- Salisbury Cathedral Introduction (Spanish)
- Salisbury Cathedral Introduction (Portugese)
- Salisbury Cathedral Introduction (Chinese)
- Salisbury Cathedral Introduction (Japanese)
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2013