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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

33 The Close


01722 555120

Salisbury Cathedral

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Recommended donation)£7.50 per ticket
Child (5-17) (Recommended donation)£3.00 per ticket
Family (Recommended donation)£15.00 per ticket
Senior (Recommended donation)£6.50 per ticket
Student (Recommended donation)£4.50 per ticket
Tower Tour Adult£12.50 per ticket
Tower Tour Child 7-17 years£8.00 per ticket
Tower Tour Family£30.00 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 email

Tower Tours - Monday to Saturday. Times can be found on

Different prices for Christmas Tower Tours and Group Tower Tours apply. Please contact Salisbury Cathedral for details.

Opening Times

Gift Shop and Restaurant (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2019)
2015 - 2019 Visitor Opening Times (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2019)

* 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.

Please note: the shop and restaurant are open all year except for Christmas Day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change



  • 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

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Open daily, 0930-1730,snacks and freshly cooked meals, licensed. Not open Christmas Day.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • 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
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

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.

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

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

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Subject to Cathedral services.

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  • 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)


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • James M
    Champaign, Illinois
    Trip Type:
    A must see in the area
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th July 2018
    You must see the cathedral, Magna Carta, and the roof tour. Best one I've ever taken! The architectural story is fascinating. The close is calm and inviting. Read full review
  • Robert F
    Quebec, Canada
    Trip Type:
    The Leaning Tower of Salisbury Cathedral
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th July 2018
    I have been wanting to see Salisbury Cathedral ever since I read Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth years ago. It's a historical twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral and... Read full review
  • LauraJ48
    Oak Park, California
    Trip Type:
    Very well done
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th July 2018
    We weren’t even aware that one of the few copies of the Magna Carta was here and seeing it was a treat. We attended Evensong which was quite nice. Read full review


  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2013

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