Travel Photography – Images of the Salisbury Cathedral, England

Merry Christmas (Eve)! Today’s religious celebrations will be brought to you by the Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England. Check out these gorgeous images of the Salisbury Cathedral.

Shaun and I got to see this beautiful cathedral during the Stonehenge tour we took while in London. This cathedral can boast the country’s tallest spire, the world’s oldest clock, and one of four original remaining copies of the Magna Carta. This is a place that is not to be missed by history and architecture geeks alike!

images of the salisbury cathedral

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Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The main body was completed in only 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.

The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft). Visitors can take the “Tower Tour” where the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wood scaffolding, can be viewed. The cathedral also has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain (80 acres (320,000 m2)). The cathedral contains the world’s oldest working clock (from AD 1386) and has the best surviving of the four original copies of the Magna Carta (all four original copies are in England).[1] Although commonly known as Salisbury Cathedral, the official name is the Cathedral of Saint Mary. In 2008, the cathedral celebrated the 750th anniversary of its consecration in 1258. – Wikipedia

Address: 6 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EJ, United Kingdom
Hours:

Monday – Saturday

Cathedral Chapter House Restaurant Shop
1st April – 31st October 09:00 – 17:00 09:30 – 16:30 09:30 – 17:30 09:30 – 17:30
1st November – 31st March 09:00 – 17:00 10:00 – 16:30 09:30 – 17:30 09:30 – 17:30

 

Sunday*

Cathedral Chapter House Restaurant Shop
1st April – 31st October 12:00 – 16:00 12:45 – 15:45 10:00 – 17:00 09:30 – 17:30
1st November – 31st March 12:00 – 16:00 12:45 – 15:45 10:00 – 17:00 09:30 – 17:30

* Sunday services are held at 8am, 9.15am, 10.30am and 4.30pm. You are most welcome to join any of these services, but please be aware that general Cathedral access for tourists will be restricted.
Recommended Sunday viewing times: 12.00pm – 4.00pm.

Admission: Requested Voluntary Donations
Adults£6.50
Seniors / Students£5.50
Children (5-17)£3.00
Families£15.00

15 Responses to “Travel Photography – Images of the Salisbury Cathedral, England”

  1. Ayngelina December 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Beautiful, have a merry christmas guys!

    • Erica December 25, 2010 at 12:22 am #

      @Ayngelina: Merry Christmas!

  2. Jason December 24, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    Great perspective Erica. I like the choice of black and white as well. Merry Christmas to you both.

    • Erica December 25, 2010 at 12:23 am #

      @Jason: Thank you! The place was amazing and huge. So many things to take pics of. There is something magical about architecture in B&W. Merry Christmas to you as well Jason! ♥

  3. Sarah Wu December 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    Great picture and this is the perfect shot for B&W too.

    • Erica December 25, 2010 at 12:24 am #

      @Sarah:Thanks! I love how the shadows dance in the arcs.

  4. Lorna - the roamantics December 26, 2010 at 3:09 am #

    wow this is gorgeous! such rich texture and the natural light is beautiful!

    • Erica December 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

      @Lorna: Thank you! I wish I had more time to explore this place. I LOVE cathedrals.

  5. Ryan December 26, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Love this photo. Excellent job. Love the fact that you post nice big photos as well.

    • Erica December 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

      @Ryan: I love big pictures! While I know it takes up more than a single screen, I LOVE details in photography. Sometimes it can make the picture.

  6. Heather December 30, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    Fantastic shot! Sorry I missed this earlier!!

    • Erica December 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

      @Heather: No worries. I’m just glad when you stop by! :)

  7. Kirsty January 2, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    Great Photo – any picture or post from England makes me miss home a little bit! Did you like Stone Henge – we thought it was a bit like tourist central when we paid a visit!

    • Erica January 3, 2011 at 1:23 am #

      @Kirsty: Loved Stone Henge but it was so damn cold in February (the wind went right through our jackets) that I couldn’t enjoy it much. So many people there – I can only imagine what it is like in the summer!

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