If there’s one thing you’ve got to do during a stay in Salisbury it’s to stand on the cathedral green and gaze up at centuries of history and a landmark that’s attracted pilgrims in their millions. Salisbury Cathedral is one of Wiltshire’s most recognisable landmarks, and it’s home to the tallest spire in Britain, a history that dates all the way back to medieval times and the original Magna Carta.
If you’re feeling energetic you can climb the spire and take in views across the city, or just spend some time wandering the peaceful interior and enjoy some time out from the hustle and bustle outside. It’s difficult to imagine the work and dedication the medieval craftsmen who worked on the cathedral poured into every stone, and the site of it still standing in all its dramatic beauty will stay with you whether you’re religious or just curious.
The cathedral remains a tranquil place of prayer and worship, as well as one of the country’s most important historic monuments, and it’s long been a place of pilgrimage for thousands every year. The cathedral’s worship centres greatly around its choirs, so if you’d like to experience one of the many performances check the website for details before planning your visit.