Twilight Christmas tower tours at Salisbury Cathedral

Date Posted: 13/07/2013

This Christmas, Salisbury Cathedral is offering school groups the opportunity to enjoy a special tour of the cathedral tower.

The seasonal Twilight Christmas Tower Tour and Tea option is running from 28th November (the day Salisbury’s Christmas Market opens) until the start of the New Year.

Explore the cathedral from top to bottom

A school visit to the cathedral can incorporate its special Twilight Christmas Tour and Tea package, which begins at 3.15pm each day.

School groups will climb 332 steps through the cathedral’s secret roof spaces to the base of the spire to see panoramic views of medieval Salisbury City’s Christmas illuminations at twilight.

The tour finishes with cream tea in the Refectory restaurant, and those who want to complete their afternoon by attending Choral Evensong at 5.30pm can then move into the cathedral. 

Each pupil aged seven to ten must be individually accompanied by a responsible adult. For children aged 11 to 17 there should be an adult for every five children.

Salisbury Cathedral is just a few minutes level walk from Salisbury’s German-inspired Christmas Market (28th November to 21st December) located around the Guildhall Square.

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Photo credit: Ash Mills.

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