*Salisbury Cathedral is now open fully for public worship and general visiting. Cleaning and Covid-19 Safety measures have been put in place, including a one-way system for visitors. Booking in advance is essential for both worship and visits, and digital worship will also continue for the time being. As usual, there is no entry charge, just an optional donation.
Visitors to the Cathedral will also be able to see the magnificent multimedia exhibition, Celebrating 800 Years of Spirit and Endeavour. Find out more about how the Cathedral is keeping visitors safe.
The Cathedral is not currently running any tours. Please refer to their Frequently Asked Questions for the most up-to-date information.*
Explore over 800 years of history at Salisbury Cathedral, one of the UK’s most iconic medieval buildings with an award-winning welcome. Discover our original 1215 Magna Carta, one of only four in the world, and explore its legacy in an interactive exhibition. See the world’s oldest working mechanical clock and admire the fabulous stained glass. When you are done, relax and enjoy a delicious cream tea in the Refectory Restaurant with fabulous views of Britain’s tallest spire or lunch in The Bell Tower Tearooms (open March- October) overlooking the Cathedral lawns.
Salisbury Cathedral is the perfect way to spend your day - just 8 miles from Stonehenge and only 5 minutes from Old Sarum, the original site of the cathedral.
Monday to Saturday 10:00-15:00
Tickets are free, but must be booked online in advance. Please help the Cathedral by giving a donation when you book online.
There are bookable entry slots every 30 minutes from 10:00 to 15:00. You can enter up to 30 minutes after your time slot. The latest you will be able to enter the Cathedral is 15.30pm and all visitors will need to leave by 16:00.
For group rates (10 +) or ideas for special interest tours call Hannah Paye on 01722 555120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org There are flexible options to suit every group's needs.
Tallest spire in Britain
The UK’s largest Close
Britain’s largest landscaped Cloisters
13th century Chapter House with medieval frieze
Contemporary Art and Events
Cathedral Gift Shop
The Refectory Restaurant with locally sourced produce
The Bell Tower Tea Rooms in the summer months
Disabled access and facilities
|Ticket Type||Ticket 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||£13.50 per ticket|
|Tower Tour Child 7-17 years||£8.50 per ticket|
|Tower Tour Family||£33.00 per ticket|
The prices listed above are a recommended amount for donation. All donations are gratefully received and help to maintain this special building, which costs £14,000 a day to run.
If you are a UK taxpayer and choose to Gift Aid, the Cathedral can gain an additional 25 per cent on top of your donations at no additional cost to you. It’s well worth doing because we can claim back 25p for every £1 donated from the government. Find out more: https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/visit-plan-your-visit/recommended-donations
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 email@example.com
Different prices for Christmas Tower Tours and Group Tower Tours apply. Please contact Salisbury Cathedral for details.
|2020 Opening Times (8 July 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
- 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
- On-Site café/restaurant - Open daily, 0930-1730,snacks and freshly cooked meals, licensed. Not open Christmas Day.
- Picnic Site
- Dogs Accepted - Well behaved dogs on leads are permitting inside the cathedral.
- Event Venue
- Open All Year
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Wedding Venue
- Approx length of visit - 02:00
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Max group size - 100
- 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 - £7 all day.
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Booking essential - Booking essential for tower tours.
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Min group size - 10
- 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
- Family Fun - Activity packs for young children and special family trails.
- 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
- Groups Accepted - Subject to Cathedral services.
- Salisbury Cathedral video
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2020
- Very Good1348
- AntYorkshire_EnglandYorkshire, EnglandTrip Type:FamilyReally interested buildingSaturday, 1st August 2020I would say that visiting the Cathedral is a must if you are in Salisbury. It's a beautiful building and walking around it is most enjoyable. There is lots of staff on hand to give information and... Read full review
- GemmaD392London, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesBeautiful CathedralSunday, 2nd August 2020Due to coronavirus, the nave was chairless and actually, it made it look so stunning. Very welcoming volunteers, but I would've loved a digital guide, or something that could talk me through what I... Read full review
- 323markwPrestwich, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGorgeousWednesday, 5th August 2020One of the most beautiful cathedral quarters I have ever seen! Just to walk around here is beautiful and the cathedral is one of the best...worth reserving a couple of hours, it’s breathtaking! Sadly... Read full review
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2013
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- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2020