Salisbury Cathedral Parking
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Salisbury Cathedral is located in the heart of Salisbury, a cathedral city home to over 40,000 people. Construction on the main body of the cathedral began in 1220 and was completed in 1258. Construction continued for many years until the tower and spire were finished in 1320. Standing at 123 metres tall, the spire of the Salisbury Cathedral became the tallest church spire in the country in 1549 after the largest spire on the Lincoln Cathedral was destroyed.
The Salisbury Cathedral is home to one of the original copies of the Magna Carta. It also has a clock dating back to 1386, supposedly making it the oldest working modern clock in the world. Salisbury is also just a 20-minute drive from Stonehenge, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Salisbury Cathedral offers tours of the stonemasonry works yard for £17.50 per person, and tours of the tower for £13.50 per person. There are also free tours of the stained glass each Monday at midday. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all tours have been suspended until further notice. You are still welcome to visit the cathedral for prayers and services.
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Parking at Salisbury Cathedral
There is a limited amount of parking at Salisbury Cathedral for the fixed cost of £7.00 for the whole day (including disabled parking). You will also be given a voucher which entitles you to a free cup of coffee or tea from the cathedral’s restaurant, as well as a 10% discount in the store.
Salisbury also offers park and ride services, where you can park for free and then catch a bus into the city centre from 5 different locations. These sites are open from Monday to Saturday and are closed on Sundays. The bus services every 12 to 15 minutes from Monday to Friday, and every 12 to 20 minutes on Saturdays. The costs for these bus services are as follows:
- Adult return: £3
- Group return: £4 (please note that a group is considered 4 people traveling together. You will be charged £1 for each additional person)
- 10 journey ticket: £14
- Group 10 journey ticket: £18
- 60 trip ticket: £70
There is also parking available at the Old George Mall and the Lush House Car Park. Both of these spots are less than 10 minutes’ walk from the cathedral.
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The famous Stonehenge is only a 20-minute drive away, and there are bus tours offered from the centre of Salisbury. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thought to have been built sometime between 3000BC and 2000BC.
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By Train: The Salisbury train station is a 10-minute walk from the cathedral. It services the South Western Railway and GWR lines.
By Bus: There are a number of bus services that operate in this area. There are 5 park and ride locations which bring you from the city centre once you’ve parked your car, as well as a bus tour which will take you out to Stonehenge. There is a bus stop just over 5 minutes’ walk from the cathedral which services over 20 lines, including the Stonehenge tour and 2 of the park and ride services.
By Car: Salisbury is located approximately 2 hours’ drive from central London. From the city, you will need to take the M3, the A303, and then the A345.
On Foot: There are a number of riverside walkways in the area, the majority of which is relatively flat and easy to explore. You can take a walking tour around the main highlights of Salisbury and teach you about their history for just £7 for adults, £4 for children, and £4 for students.
Disabled Parking at Salisbury Cathedral
There is disabled parking at Salisbury Cathedral, which will cost you a fixed amount of £7.00 for the whole day (the same amount as regular parking). You will still be eligible for the free coffee or tea from the restaurant, plus the 10% discount at the cathedral’s store.
There are also multiple disabled car parks available throughout Salisbury, with the closest being just 5 minutes’ walk away on Catherine Street.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Salisbury Cathedral, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are no charging stations at the cathedral, but you will find a couple of stations within a 10-minute walk.
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When was Salisbury Cathedral built?
Construction began with the body in 1220 and finished with the tower and spire in 1320. There was extra reinforcement added to the tower in 1668, and a bell tower was demolished in 1790.
Are there tours of Salisbury Cathedral?
There is a range of tours available. A tour of the stonemasonry works yard runs for about an hour and costs £17.50 per person. You can also take a tour of the tower and grounds for £13.50 per person. Or, take a tour of the stained glass windows at no cost. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all tours have been suspended until further notice.
Does the cathedral house any historical artifacts?
Salisbury Cathedral is home to an original copy of the Magna Carta, a famous peace treaty dating back to the 15th of June, 1215. Someone tried to steal it in 2018, but luckily they were unsuccessful and caused no damage to the document. The cathedral’s clock is thought to date back to 1386, and could be the oldest working modern clock in the world. Although, there is some debate surrounding this.
How tall is the spire?
The spire is 123 metres tall. It was built in 1320 but didn’t become the tallest church spire in the country until the Lincoln Church spire was destroyed in 1549.
How do I get to Stonehenge?
You can make the 20-minute drive north yourself, or you can catch a tour bus from the centre of Salisbury.
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Latest Salisbury Cathedral parking reviews
Easy to find, very reasonable parking spaces.Elaine
Highly recommended. Easy to find. Easy walking distance from the centre of town. Great value. .Sue
First rate for easy parking. No hassles and would definitely recommendIan
Great spot - good value - lots of space - 10 minute walk to city centre - will use againMike
The space is spacious, located in a quiet, safe and easy to find residential area, but very close to the cathedral and the city center at the same time, just a 10-15 minute walk away. Much cheaper than other nearby car parks. Communication with the owner was good. Highly recommended!Debora
The car park was not too difficult to find, although we entered the wrong one at first. There were easily enough spaces when we arrived (about 1pm) and it was a short 15 minute walk to the cathedralAnny
1st time using this app to park here. Close to the cathedral as advertised. £7.50 for three hours’ stay. Would use this space again.Daisuke
5 mins from cathedral and 7mins from town, great parking spot. It is narrow so be confident in your width navigation. Also, it was £7.50 for our period and it’s only £7 all day in Cathedral Close ( grounds of the cathedral) and FREE for NTrust members so if we had known that we would have parked for free...Ruth