"Cathedral Town in 2002" Salisbury by grandmaR
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After our visit to London in 2002, we took the tube out to the last stop, and our daughter picked us up and we went to visit Salisbury Cathedral. I wanted to see it because of the paintings by Constable. And I also wanted to see the Magna Carta.
We went into the chloisters (this was never a residental abby), and into the chapter house where there are one of the four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta. . The charter house also had a large display of antique silver.
After we walked around the gift shop, we went back to the car and started in the direction of Stonehenge and Avebury. We stopped at Old Sarum where the original cathedral was located to look back at the 'new' cathedral.
- Pros:Historic cathedral, built all at once in a single style
- Cons:Cathedral is run as a commercial operation
- In a nutshell:Worth a morning's visit
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