I visited this masterpiece of architecture several times, every time. I was amazed by the beauty of this cathedral before long before I visited. Whenever I get past by, I stop even for a few minutes because I can get tired of that. The Cathedral id not the only historical attraction in Salisbury, Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury in England. Located on a hill about 2 miles north of modern Salisbury near the A345 road, the settlement appears in some of the earliest records in the country. It is an English Heritage property and is open to the public.
Salisbury Cathedral, an example of early English architecture
Salisbury Cathedral, Built to the glory of God, this vibrant Cathedral church with Britain’s tallest spire and best preserved Magna Carta is just 8 miles from Stonehenge.
A leading example of early English architecture, Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest church spire in the UK, reaching 123 metres.
Magna Carta (Latin for “Great Charter”) is one of the most celebrated documents in English history. At the time it was the solution to a political crisis in Medieval England but its importance has endured as it has become recognised as a cornerstone of liberty influencing much of the civilized world.
Only four original 1215 copies of Magna Carta remain and a visit to view the best preserved of these in Salisbury Cathedral’s Chapter House is for many visitors the highlight of their time here, now presented in a wonderful new interactive exhibition. The responsibility of owning and interpreting the Magna Carta is important in shaping Salisbury Cathedral’s objectives, especially during the document’s 800th anniversary in 2015.