|A view of the spire from the cathedral close.|
When we approached the cathedral i was awestruck the shere size of the building. It is immense and very imposing. It was built in just 38 years (AD 1220 - 1258). The spire was added between AD 1310 - 1333 and is the tallest in Britain at 404 ft (123 metres). The cathedral has the oldest working clock in the world (AD 1386) and the best preserved of only four Magna Carta (AD 1215) on display in the Chapter House. Unfortunately (but quite rightly) we were not permitted to take photographs inside but hopefully the few photos that i was able to take outside demonstrates the pure magnificence of this amazing structure.
|There are 67 statues on the west front.|
|Close up of the statues.|
|Part of the cathedral cloisters.|
|Arundells. Home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.|
|The Hungerford Chantry on Choristers Green.|
|Wren Hall - circa 1714.|
28,000 tons of oak were used to construct the roof.
420 tons of lead covering 4 acres were used on the roof.
The spire leans 27.5 inches (69.85cm) to the south.
The clock has "ticked" more than 5 million times since it was first built.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Salisbury and the cathedral make a point of going. You will not be disappointed.