Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury is one of the most beautiful cities in England with so many old buildings and history. The church is visible from most of the roads leading into Salisbury itself. There is parking at the cathedral (£6.00) although there were not that many spaces. Be careful when driving around the narrow roads around the cathedral looking for one of those spaces.

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For the £6 you are given a token which is for a free pot of tea in the cafe which is located within the church.

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One of the things I have always wanted to see is the Magna Carta one of which is kept in the church. I always has visions of a large document, not the near A5 size so guarded today.

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Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The main body of the cathedral was completed in only 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.

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The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft). Visitors can take the “Tower Tour” where the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wood scaffolding, can be viewed. The cathedral also has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain (80 acres (32 ha)). It contains the world’s oldest working clock (from AD 1386) and has the best surviving of the four original copies of Magna Carta (all four original copies are in England). In 2008, the cathedral celebrated the 750th anniversary of its consecration.

icjThe cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Salisbury and seat of the Bishop of Salisbury, currently the Right Reverend Nick Holtam.


The Cathedral in Black and White (click to enlarge)

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Read more: Wikipedia

Official Website: Salisbury Cathedral

The Magna Carta