Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury) Reviews
Description:Salisbury Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral located in Salisbury, England. The cathedral has the tallest church spire ... more
Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury) ... in the UK, the largest cloister in England, and one of the four surviving original copies of Magna Carta. Building commenced when the bishopric was moved to Salisbury from Old Sarum in 1220 during the tenure of Richard Poore. Due to the high water table in the new location, the cathedral was built on only four feet of foundations, and by 1258 the nave, transepts and choir were complete. The west front was ready by 1265. The cloisters and chapter house were completed around 1280. Because the cathedral was built in only 38 years, Salisbury Cathedral has a single consistent architectural style, Early English Gothic.
Newest Review: ... a lot of open green space with some well-placed trees and surreal looking bronze and marble statues about (modern art, eh?) and when the sun is shining there's an incredibly peaceful atmosphere even with hundreds of people milling about. The architecture of the cathedral is stunning with the dramatic spire shooting high into the sky, some beautiful stained glass windows plus a wonderful ... more
Customer Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury) Reviews (5)
by - written on 08/09/13 (Very useful, 71 readings)
Cathedrals are basically just really grandiose churches fit for a bishop, and, even if you cannot appreciate the spiritual side of things (as a cynical atheist such as myself sadly cannot), the architecture and internal splendour alone should be aesthetically and historically pleasing enough to make for an enthralling visit if nothing else. One such fine example is Salisbury Cathedral, a must if you find yourself sightseeing in Salisbury. The cathedral is located in the centre of the historical city where there isn't really any convenient parking so to get there you will have to find your way in to the city before walking with all the usual methods available: driving in . Read the complete review
by - written on 27/08/09 (Useful, 42 readings)
Salisbury Cathedral dominates the medieval market city of Salisbury at 123m it is the tallest spire in the country. The close (the walled area surrounding the cathedral) is the largest in Engaland at 80 acres and provides a beautiful green space for the enjoyment of the residents and visitors. The cathedral is a fantastic example of early English architecture and is worth a look whether you are interested in architecture/history or religion or just want to potter around an awe inspiring building. The cathedral is surrounded by a large square of grass which, during warmer months is teaming with tourists and people escaping the city for a quiet and relaxing day lying in .. Read the complete review
by - written on 12/07/02, updated on 12/07/02 (Useful, 146 readings)
I have done a sponsored sleepover at Salisbury Cathedrel to raise money for the homeless. It was very good, and raised quite a bit. there were a lot of squaddies taking part, so I know where my sleeping bag was going! Went for a walk to the bell tower and had my ears cleaned out by the row! The bells waigh two tons and have been up there since 1220, when the first stone was laid. On opening the door to go out, there is a noise like a hurricain, or one of those factory air conditioners. The view is brilliant with panoramic views over the close towards Serum Castle, and the River Avon which snakes through the valley below. Got quite chilly during the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/06/01, updated on 10/06/01 (Very useful, 810 readings)
On the journey back from a recent trip to Dorchester, I stopped off at Salisbury Cathedral on the way back into London. It's an imposing building, surrounded with large meticulously maintained green lawns, and boasting the tallest church spire in England. Dating back to 1220, Salisbury Cathedral is one of Britain's finest medieval cathedral, and it has not weathered terrifically well. Around the outside of the building (particularly in the area around the East end of the church) are large signs warning visitors not to go too close, for fear of being hit by falling masonry. Large areas of the cathedral, particularly around the spire, have been heavily ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/09/00, updated on 09/09/00 (Very useful, 81 readings)
Although it's annoying to be charged an admission fee to visit a cathedral, in this case it's good value as a guided tour is included. The tour highlights many features of the cathedral that would otherwise be overlooked, and makes the visit very interesting. The cathedral building is beautiful. Having been built all at one period, it has a glorious unity. It is also very light: most of the windows are plain, rather than stained, glass. The tour provides some suprising information about it: in particular, the tower and famous spire were built some time after the rest of the cathedral, and their weight has actually bent the pillars supporting them. ... Read the complete review
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