Tuesday, April 19, 2011


We had to pay homage to the home of the Salisbury Steak so after Stonehenge, we made our way to Salisbury, England.

Contrary to much belief, Salisbury is actually known for it's beautiful Cathedral, not the steak.

The Cathedral with its huge, 8-acre lawn

The Salisbury Cathedral is absolutely stunning and boasts the tallest spire in England, standing 404 feet tall. The spire is the tallest medieval structure in the world and it is amazing that it is still standing on top of a foundation that is only four feet deep.

The tallest spire in England

The view down the nave

Ornate stone work in the cloister
Beautiful courtyard (cloister) in the interior of the Cathedral

Jordan, Katie and Leah admiring the beauty

The best preserved of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta (AD1215) is on display in the Cathedral, but unfortunately we were not allowed to photograph it.

The oldest-surviving, functional mechanical clock in the world is inside the Cathedral.  It has "ticked" more than 5 million times since it was first built.

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