Salisbury CathedralApprox. Time: 3 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

Salisbury Cathedral is one of the world's most beautiful buildings. It was built between about 1220 and 1240 in the English Gothic style. The nave is a perfect example. The spire reaches 123 meters up into the heavens. There has been daily worship in the Cathedral for 770 years. At the spire crossing the supporting pillars can be seen bending under the weight of the UK's highest spire. The elaborately carved choir stalls nearby date from the 1260s. The medieval clock is the oldest working clock in the world. The octagonal Chapter House contains the best surviving copy of the Magna Carta and a unique carved frieze from the 1280s that tells the story of Genesis and Exodus, from God creating light to Moses receiving the 10 Commandments. The Wils organ is one of Europe's finest. The Cathedral gets 800,000 visitors a year from all over the world.

Courtesy of the British Tourist Authority