Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

"Secret behind the scenes" tour to areas normally closed to the public including floral art demos and embroidery displays plus informal musical performances.

Salisbury Cathedral

 

"Secret behind the scenes" tour to areas normally closed to the public including floral art demos and embroidery displays plus informal musical performances.

Special exhibts and "drop in" craft workshops.

 

The Cathedral was built in just 38 years in a single architectural style, early English Gothic using 70,000 tons of stone, 28,000 tons of oak and 420 tons of lead – the spire is Britain's tallest and weighs 6,500 tons! Salisbury also has Britain’s largest Close (40 hectares) and largest Cloisters and its Quire stalls are the largest and earliest complete set in Britain.

 

It is home to the best preserved of only four surviving original Magna Carta (AD1215) which is listed on the UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ register. This document inspired the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, American Bill of Rights and the constitutions of many other democratic countries and is housed in a permanent interactive exhibition in our exquisite Chapter House which also has a unique 13 century stone frieze of bible stories in it.

 

The world's oldest working mechanical clock  (AD1386) can is also on permanent display here alongside more contemporary installations such as the spectacular flowing ‘Living Water’ font by William Pye (2008) and the Gabriel Loire's 'Prisoners of Conscience' stained glass window (1980).

 

Add to this the many beautifully carved monuments and tombs, our famous Father Willis Organ and our regular art exhibitions and you have plenty to explore in the unique atmosphere in this ancient place of worship.


Free time in Salisbury.

 

Depart 5.30pm.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road East Anchor Road Opposite @Bristol
Eastbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Taunton Taunton - Tower Street
Bus/Coach Station
Weston Borough Arms Borough Arms, Bus Shelter
after main entrance to old Clarks Factory
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle Bus Stop Worle Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Summer Lane Bus Shelter
Worle - Homebase Worle - Homebase Bus Stop opposite Bridge Farm
New Bristol Road
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