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Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour

Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour

Enjoy spectacular views as you explore the roof spaces and tower with our knowledgeable guides, climbing 332 steps in easy stages by narrow winding spiral staircases to reach the foot of the spire 225 feet above ground level. From here you can see up into the spire through the medieval scaffold, and from the outside you can look over the city and surrounding countryside.

These tours take approximately 105 minutes (although timings may vary) and are limited to 12 people per trip.  We regret that children under the age of 7 or anyone under the height of 1.2m cannot participate in these tours due to health and safety regulations.

Please note that access to the Cathedral can be limited during special events, please check our closures before you travel.

Ticket includes admission into the Cathedral and Chapter House with Magna Carta.

Adult Ticket   £13.50
Child Ticket (7 - 17yrs)   £8.50
Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 children)   £33.00
Family Ticket (2 adults + 1 child)   £33.00
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children)   £33.00
Salisbury Cathedral Guide Book   £5.00

Library Tour and Tea

Library Tour and Tea

Visit Salisbury Cathedral's 15th Century library and view its precious collections then enjoy a delicious cream tea in the Refectory Restaurant afterwards!

The Library contains over 10,000 books dating as far back as far as 9th Century. During the tour a Cathedral expert will you a range of books specially selected to demonstrate the importance and variety of this unique collection.

Tour starts at 14.00 followed by tea at 15.00.

Entrance Ticket   £22.00

Two Day Stone Carving Course

Two Day Stone Carving Course

Would you like to have a go at stone masonry under the tutelage of one of our own Cathedral masons?  Whether you have little or no experience of the craft of stone carving you will be taken each step of the way on the course, which will be tailored to your needs, by one of the Cathedral’s own Masons.  

**Please note on the 2019 stonecarving courses on the 6/7 June, 4/5 July & 1/2 August we will teach you to carve a flower panel.


Adult Ticket   £150.00

Graffiti Tour

Graffiti Tour

New for 2017, our expert guides share the findings from an on-going project recording and interpreting the Cathedral's graffiti. Most of this tour is at floor level but a section of this fascinating journey into the Cathedral's past will involve climbing around 70 steps via a spiral staircase to the highest balcony level (triforium) to view medieval Arabic carpentry markings.

There is also a wonderful opportunity to photograph the Cathedral from the base of the West Window, looking down the full length of the Nave to the East End.


Adult Ticket   £12.50
Child Ticket   £8.00

Stonemasonry Works Yard Tours

Stonemasonry Works Yard Tours

Take a backstage tour with an expert guide around Salisbury Cathedral Works Yard, one of only nine English Cathedral works yards in the country. Learn how 150 million-year-old blocks of upper Jurassic Limestone weighing up to 5 tonnes are transformed into stones used to conserve and restore this remarkable building.

Visit the Drawing Office where conservation is planned and templates for replacement stones are drawn up by conservators and stone specialists.

Observe how 21st Century know-how and hand-carving skills that have been practiced here since the 13 Century are brought together to protect this amazing heritage building for generations to come.

Works Yard Tour   £17.50

Art Talk by Sir Charles Saumarez Smith CBE: Beauty of Holiness

Art Talk by Sir Charles Saumarez Smith CBE: Beauty of Holiness

Sir Charles Saumarez Smith is currently the Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts in London and will go on to a new position as Senior Director of Blain/Southern at the beginning of 2019.  He is a British cultural historian specialising in the history of art, design and architecture and has been a judge on many major art and architecture prizes such as the Stirling Prize for Architecture and the BP Portrait Award.

All proceeds to the Salisbury Cathedral Art Fund.

Entrance Ticket   £10.00
Wheelchair unreserved   £10.00

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