Day trip to Salisbury by Rail

Visit the beautiful Gothic Salisbury Cathedral

Enjoy the serenity and splendour of this stunning Cathedral, gaze up at Britain’s tallest spire, explore Britain’s largest Cathedral Close and Cloisters, see the world’s oldest mechanical clock and the best-preserved original 1215 Magna Carta – all in one beautiful place.

Open Return Train Tickets to Salisbury
Cathedral entry
Important Information
Salisbury's Cathedral days of operation

November – March

Cathedral 10:00am to 3:30pm (last entry 3:15pm/Cathedral clear by 5:00pm)

Chapter House 10:30am to 4:00pm

Refectory 9:00am to 5:00pm (Bell Tower Closed Oct – May)

Shop 9:30am to 5:00pm (except Jan/Feb 22 when times are 10:00am to 4:30pm)

April – November

Cathedral 09:30am to 4:00pm (last entry 3:45pm/Cathedral clear by 5:00pm)

Chapter House 10:00am to 5:00pm

Refectory and Bell Tower 9:00am to 5:00pm

Shop 9:30am to 5:00pm

Planned Closures

Times may vary at short notice depending on services and events (especially around Easter and Christmas).

Train Schedule

Monday to Friday
Departs 09:50 Arrives 11:19
Suggested inbound
Departs 17:47 Arrives 19:19
Departs 08:50 Arrives 10:20
Suggested inbound
Departs 18:21 Arrives 20:21


London to Salisbury by Rail

Salisbury Cathedral sits on an 80-acre walled Close and is situated around a 1 hour drive from London. The Cathedral is an early English example of Gothic architecture and was built over a 38 year period between 1220 and 1258. Here, you can view Britain’s tallest spire at 123 metres and the world’s oldest working mechanical clock, dating back to 1836.

1215 Magna CartaSalisbury Cathedral houses the finest surviving of the worlds remaining four versions of the great charter, more famously known as the 1215 Magna Carta. The Magna Carta is a UNESCO protected document and is permanently housed in the Cathedral’s 13th century stone carved Chapter House, which depicts sixty Old Testament scenes. The Magna Carta is a legal document that was issued by King John in June 1215, to outline certain rights of individuals. It has over 60 clauses, covering many areas of the nation’s life, including the right to a fair trial.

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Day trip to Salisbury by Rail
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