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Salisbury Cathedral

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in South East England, United Kingdom.

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Magnificent example of 13th century English Gothic, this soaring cathedral towers over the Avon River and town of Salisbury in Wiltshire, this most beautiful part of England. The church is unique amongst English cathedrals in that it was constructed and finished within 100 years, with no substantial further additions - so it remains a harmonious whole.

The cloisters and grounds around are also well worth exploring. For the official site, visit

Visit Salisbury.

Written by  James Dunford Wood.

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