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a Cathedral in the town of Salisbury, in the county of Wiltshire

About Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral's graceful spire rises to an elegant 404 feet, it is the tallest cathedral spire in England, and can be seen from most parts of town.

The cathedral is without equal, it was begun in 1220, and is unique amongst the great medieval English cathedral's in that it was always intended as single unit and not built over several centuries, as with the others. It was completed by 1280, with the magnificent decorative spire being the only other later addition, it was erected in 1334. Salisbury cathedral is in the Early English Gothic style with a most amazing west front, this has niches with statues of saints, it is awesome in its beauty and greets you with startling effect.

Within the impressive interior there is much to capture your attention, particularly in the Chapter House, an octagonal building of great width, with a magnificent central column culminating in fine fan vaulting. Salisbury also has the grandest cloisters in England, these together with the chapter house are surely among the finest of their kind. Most of the windows are lancet, glazed with monochrome grisaille.

One of the main decorative elements of Salisbury are the dark columns of beautiful Purbeck stone, these are a constant attraction and are particularly dramatic in the Lady Chapel.

There is a cool richness about this cathedral church, perhaps this is due to the use of marble, however this coolness is off-set by the warmth of the exquisite wood carving and impressive brass monuments, the most spectacular being to Bishop Wyville. This dates from the 14th-century and shows the Bishop standing alone in a castle.

Unrivalled and built on a grand scale, with treasures of centuries too numerous to mention in just one single page, the cathedral is the true glory of Salisbury, all who see it are overwhelmed by its sheer grace and magical atmosphere. Everywhere you look there are reminders of its ancient past, which to each and every visitor remain a constant source of fascination and delight.

The Cathedral Close preserves a tranquil atmosphere, it contains fine buildings from the 14th to the 18th-centuries, and has a serenity all of its own.

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