Salisbury Cathedral Photo Gallery - Part 2

Salisbury Cathedral dates back to the 13th century and was completed in under 40 years, with the 123m spire, the tallest in England, added in the mid-14th century. 60,000 tons of stone, 2800 tons of oak, and 420 tons of lead were used to build this masterpiece.

The original cathedral was out in Old Sarum 2 miles away on what is today ruins of an Iron Age fort. Problems with guarding the site and water issues led to the move and a new site in the river valley was chosen for a new cathedral, which was consecrated in 1258.

Remeber to book a ticket on its website beforehand for 9 pounds instead of 10 at the door. The ticket allows you to return again within a year.

Venturing deeper into the cathedral's quire and altar section, the lighting darkens.

The quire stalls date from the 13th century.

Bishop Audley's tiny chapel is just next to the altar.

Trinity Chapel

Next to it is a beautiful tomb which has holes in it.

Volunteers gave me a map at the start of the visit which shows how you can walk around the cathedral and then continue to see the Magna Carta next door. From the Trinity Chapel, you walk back out towards the South Transept for the exit.

Salisbury Photo Gallery