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Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is a Gothic temple from the mid-13th century. Its tower is 123 meters high and is the tallest church tower in Great Britain. You can visit it and look inside the spire, where there is still an ancient wooden scaffolding. The monastery adjacent to the cathedral is also the largest in the country. In turn, the clock on it is one of the oldest in the world. The cathedral also houses the four best-preserved copies of the Magna Carta.

The cathedral is distinguished by a tall and narrow nave. The interior is divided into three levels: a tall, pointed arcade, an open gallery and a small clerestory. There are tombs between the pillars where, among others, William Longespée, half-brother of King John and illegitimate son of Henry II. He was the first person to be buried in the cathedral.

From 1864, peregrine falcons established their nests in the cathedral. They disappeared from the temple in the mid-twentieth century, but since 2013 they can be seen again. Even a nesting box was built for them.



Salisbury Cathedral map
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