Private Tours of Salisbury Cathedral


Join us for an unforgettable tour at the majestic Salisbury Cathedral as we invite to immerse yourself in its rich history and magnificent views. Our behind the scenes tour allows you to marvel at the cathedral’s architectural beauty, including its renowned title as the tallest spire in the country. Inside, you’ll discover treasures such as one of the four remaining original Magna Carta copies and the world’s oldest working mechanical clock.

Discover the captivating story of the cathedral’s construction, which began in 1220 and took 38 years of labor to complete. Your knowledgeable guide will escort you throughout the expansive site, including the impressive 80-acre cathedral close. They’ll share tales of Elias de Dereham, the priest who oversaw the cathedral’s construction and his involvement in distributing the Magna Carta. Delve into the history of the exquisite stained-glass windows, from the scandal of abandoned glass in the late 1700s to the commemorations of historic events and even a beloved Cathedral cat.

In addition to the private tour of the cathedral floor, you can enhance your experience with additional options at an extra charge. Ascend the Tower for an unforgettable highlight of your visit. Ascend 332 steps within the narrow spiral staircases to reach the ancient roof spaces and admire the iconic spire from a height of 68 meters. Alternatively, venture through the Stonemasonry Works Yard and witness the transformation of 150-million-year-old Jurassic limestone blocks into intricately carved stones for the cathedral. Explore the Drawing Office, where conservation planning takes place, and gain a deeper understanding of the meticulous craftsmanship behind the cathedral. Moreover, you can take a step back in time by joining a Library Tour showcasing a collection of over 10,000 books, some of which are over a millennium old. Salisbury Cathedral has something for everybody, and this experience offers a true behind the scenes experience.

After you delve into the captivating history of Salisbury Cathedral you could also extend your day with tours of the City of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Caen Locks, and Old Sarum to name a few sites and create a magical full day.

Tour Highlights

  • Unforgettable private tour at the majestic Salisbury Cathedral
  • View one of the four remaining original Magna Carta copies
  • Marvel at the world’s oldest working mechanical clock
  • Explore the behind the scenes additional tours
  • Opportunity to extend your day and visit Stonehenge, Avebury, Caen Locks or Old Sarum /li>
25 November 2022

Cotswold Tours & Travel are the most accommodating and creative group I’ve ever had the pleasure of travelling with!

We knew we wanted to do private touring of the Cotswolds, so we asked Eddie Dale to help us design 3 days of “out of the ordinary” touring. And did he ever! David picked us up at our hotel in London, then travelled to Oxford, then Blenheim Palace, then indirectly to Stow-on-the-Wold. Wonderfully informative. Day two we did on our own — walking through fields to Bourton-on-t...

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