Salisbury Cathedral

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"The Cathedral floor, Chapter House, cloisters, the Refectory Restaurant, shop and toilets are all fully wheelchair accessible. Three wheelchairs are available to borrow during your visit – please ask at the Welcome Desk. Salisbury Shopmobility can offer motorised scooters with appropriate training. To book, please contact the Shopmobility Team Leader on 01722 325479 or by email. Please see the accessibility statement at the bottom of this page for further information.

We also offer:

A ‘touch and feel’ model of the Cathedral with a linked commentary for those with sight difficulties (currently suspended due to Covid-19)

A hearing loop system during our services

Large print versions of our hymn books and service sheets on request

Water for your assistance dog, which you’ll find near the Refectory Restaurant entrance


A limited amount of disabled parking is available in the Close at a charge of £7 for the full day."

Brief description

"The building is regarded as one of the leading examples of Early English Gothic architecture. Its main body was completed in 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.

The spire, built in 1320, at 404 feet (123 m), has been the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom since 1561. Visitors can take the "Tower Tour", in which the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wooden scaffolding, can be viewed. The cathedral has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain at 80 acres (32 ha). It contains a clock which is among the oldest working examples in the world, and has the best surviving of the four original copies of Magna Carta. In 2008, the cathedral celebrated the 750th anniversary of its consecration."


Salisbury Cathedral, 6 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EF



01722 555150



"Salisbury lies on the intersection of the A30, the A36 and the A338 and is at the end of the A343, A345, A354 and A360. If you are using a GPS to navigate, the Cathedral’s postcode is SP1 2EJ.  From London, take the M3 then the A303 and the A345, approximately a 1½ - 2 hour drive.

Please note that if you are planning to drive into the Cathedral Close in a campervan or minibus, there are height and width restrictions on the gates - you can view details here.

Coaches are not permitted in the Close - for further parking details please see the map at bottom of the page.


Limited parking is available within the Cathedral Close at a fixed cost of £7.00 for the whole day (this includes disabled car park spaces) you will also receive a voucher for a free cup of tea or coffee from our Refectory Restaurant and 10% off in the Cathedral shop.  The Cathedral Close is private land and we use revenue from our parking fees to upkeep the roads.   If you are visiting for a shorter period of time you will find the park and ride sites (currently free to park) or city centre car parks more economical.   

The closest parking to the Cathedral Close is at the Old George Mall and Lush House car park.  The Central car park is a 10-minute level walk away. Alternatively use one of the five Park and Ride sites." 

Opening Times

Always check with the venue directly for up-to-date information including opening times and admission charges as they may be subject to change


"Two main rail routes intersect at Salisbury so getting here by train from London, Bath and the West Country is easy.  The Cathedral is less than a 10-minute level walk from the station.

Southern Railway operate direct trains from London Waterloo to Salisbury (journey time 90 minutes).

First Great Western run routes from Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Portsmouth and Southampton.

For train timetables visit the National Rail website.

For further travel information please see:

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
(Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

Bus or Coach

Salisbury has regular bus services from Southampton, Bournemouth, Ringwood, Swindon, Marlborough, Andover and Amesbury as well as coach services from Bath, Oxford, Brighton, Bristol and Cambridge.

The Stonehenge Tour (operated by Salisbury Reds) joins the sites of Stonehenge, Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral in one trip.

Regional travel is serviced by More Bus - for national travel contact National Express Coaches. "


Travel Information

For further travel information please see:

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
(Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)