Salisbury Cathedral is an outstanding example of early English Architecture. Construction started in 1220 and has the largest spire in England, octagonal in shape and weighing 6500 tonnes.
Only four copies of Magna Carta dating from 1215 still exist today and Salisbury Cathedral is home to one of the best that remains. The Magna Carta is housed in the Chapter House with it’s umbrella like ceiling supported by a single central column. The stained glass windows that envelope you are some of the most exquisite I’ve seen.
There is much to see in the cathedral itself including the world’s oldest working mechanical Medieval clock (AD1386), Prisoners of Conscience Window, and a very modern Cathedral font installed in 2008. Look out for the altar reflection in the font’s sacred water as you walk down the aisle.
The spacious grounds that surround the Cathedral allow you to step back far enough to capture all of it’s splendour in one view.
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