We spent some time, but not nearly enough, exploring the wonderful old cathedral.
Built in the relatively short time of 38 years between 1220 and 1258, the Cathedral
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary (its official title) is one of England’s finest
cathedrals and most definitely worth a visit!
A model reconstruction of Old Sarum, a few kilometres north of present-day Salisbury, showing the old cathedral on the left.
Salisbury Cathedral as seen from the north-western part of the cathedral close.
Looking east along the nave, through the quire (or choir) towards Trinity Chapel.
A model showing construction work on the cathedral.
Looking west down the north aisle.
The tomb of William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (1176-1226) in the south aisle. The tomb on the other side of the nave is that of Sir John Cheney (c. 1447-1499).
One of the old doorways showing the patina and wear and tear of many centuries of use.
Looking along one of the cloisters.
The tower and spire. At 123m or 404 ft it is the tallest church spire in the UK.