A picture story of Salisbury Cathedral and Town
England has many beautiful cathedrals and one of the prettiest is the Salisbury Cathedral. If you only plan to see one Cathedral in England this is the one you must see!
The Salisbury Cathedral, located in Salisbury, Wiltshire England was formerly known as the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Cathedral of Saint Mary. Built in the year 1220-1320 AD this cathedral was built in the Gothic style of architecture.
The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom and is visited by thousands of tourists each year.
As you can see below, the Gothic architecture is beautiful and amazing.
It also contains the world’s oldest working clock from 1386 AD and has the best surviving of the four original copies of the Magna Carta. I loved this row of flags.
The Salisbury Cathedral is unusual for its tall and narrow nave. Lined up between the pillars are tombs of notables such as William Longespee, half brother of John and the illegitimate son of Henry II, who was the first person to be buried in the cathedral.
The Chapter House has a beautiful octagonal shape, slender central pillar and decorative medieval frieze. It depicts scenes and stories from the Old Testament and houses the copy of the Magna Carta.
The cathedral’s current organ was built in 1877. I love the dark wood work surrounding it.
The Cloisters built in 1240 enclose an open green space and are lined with tombs of previous cathedral priests.
Here are a few details inside the cathedral.
Getting to or from the cathedral you will find an impressive gate to enter through.
The town has many fun shops to wander through, which makes for a fun, leisurely afternoon.
I absolutely loved the homes with Wisteria growing over the facades.
What do you think of the Salisbury Cathedral? Will this be on your list of places to visit?
Until Next Time……Travel On!