Sunday, 20 January 2013

A visit to Salisbury Cathedral

One of the first places I took Marci when she arrived was on  asurprise visit to Salisbury Cathedral, it was a cold overcast day and windy. We took Mom with us an had to hold here arms as she was almost blown over, none the less we had a great day;)

Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and is considered 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). 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.

Here are a few images from the day I hope you enjoy them, Happy Sunday;)


  1. Great set of photos of a wonderful old building. In terms of the overall architecture and the surrounding areas, it's very similar to Wells, in Somerset, although the cathedral there is slightly smaller. Just by co-incidence, when I visited Wells, a couple of years ago, it was in similar weather conditions. LOL.

  2. Fantastic Baz. I bet Marci loved being taken there.

  3. now that is some gorgeous architecture ..and its good seeing mum :) and of course its always good seeing marci :P im sure these two lovely ladies made the day bright for you no matter what the weather was saying

  4. Great photos Baz. The old Gothic architecture has so many little details, I especially like the one of the cloisters