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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Salisbury Cathedral

The construction of Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury south west England began in 1220 AD and utilized many of the stones from the old Norman cathedral at Old Sarum. The tower and spire were completed around 1330. The spire is the tallest in Great Britain at 123 meters. Today, Salisbury Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Salisbury diocese and houses the finest of 4 remaining copies of the Magna Carta.

Salisbury Cathedral
The nave of Salisbury Cathedral (see below) is striking for its height and narrowness. The mixed use of lighter and darker stone is visually appealing.


Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral has Great Britain's largest cloisters (see below). The building of the huge church spire is the inspiration for William Golding's novel "The Spire."


Salisbury Cathedral

Visitors to Salisbury Cathedral are recommended to view it between 9AM and 5PM from Monday to Saturday and from 12PM to 2:30PM and from 4PM to 6:15PM on Sunday.

Salisbury Cathedral
Visitor Services
33 The Close
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SP1 2EJ
Tel: 01722 555120
Map of Salisbury Cathedral

© 2010 John Westby

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