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Salisbury Cathedral

This cathedral has so much history and significance, it’s simply¬†jaw dropping. On my way to Cornwall and Devon I decided to stop at Salisbury and I’m so glad that I did. The construction of the cathedral began as early as 1220 and it has been so wonderfully preserved it’s really hard to guess that this cathedral is almost 800 years old. This cathedral is being considered as one of the finest examples Early English Architecture, which was highly influenced by Gothic style.

Being featured in many books, movies and paintings, the cathedral has the tallest spire in the UK and it’s pretty much visible from anywhere in town. When we enter we see the beautiful interior design and are surprised to see the world’s oldest operating clock. The clock doesn’t even have a visual display, it just chimes at every hour. After seeing the beautiful chapels, modern art exhibitions and memorials inside, we were surprised again by one of the original (and the best preserved) Magna Carta copies inside. For those who don’t know, this is pretty much the first human-rights document and is considered to be a major influence in the start of democracy. Looking at this document, which shaped the way we live so much today, in easily one of the best cathedrals in the world is unmatchable.

If you get too tired and want to relax for a bit, you can sit down and have your high tea ritual in the beautiful garden looking at the cathedral. And it’s admission free, but I would highly recommend you to donate a little bit to preserve this magnificent piece of art.

www.salisburycathedral.org.uk