For many, Salisbury Cathedral’s Tower Tour is the most memorable and spectacular experience of their visit. The Cathedral's iconic spire is instantly recognisable and taking a tower tour is the best way to get to see it close up!
Hear the Cathedral's history whilst exploring the ancient roof spaces in a real 'behind the scenes' experience, climbing 332 steps in easy stages by narrow winding spiral staircases to reach the foot of the famous spire 225 feet above ground level.
Enjoy unimpeded views of the spectactular Nave from above and admire the West Window at close quarters while our guides explain how this architectural masterpiece was constructed. Climb higher and see the medieval graffitti and glass etchings which helped to kick start our Major Repair Programme and learn about the bells that ring out across the Close.
See up inside the Cathedral spire with its original medieval wooden scaffold fully lit by LED lighting then walk outside onto the four balconies from where you can enjoy spectacular views over the city of Salisbury, Old Sarum and the surrounding countryside (where John Constable painted his famous ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Water Meadows’). In the summer months you can even view our resident peregrine falcons on their nest on the south aspect via a live high definition video feed!
Each tower tour is led by an experienced Cathedral Guide and has a maximum of 12 spaces, so we highly recommend you book online in advance to guarantee your space!
From now until our peregrine chicks fledge, the 13:15 tour on Wednesdays will be accompanied by a RSPB expert and will focus on these fascinating birds.
Tower tours cost £12.50 for adults, £8.00 for children and £30.00 family (2 adults + 3 children). Scheduled tours last 105 minutes on average but timings can vary. They take place at least once a day for 12 months of the year (subject to daily conditions).