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Salisbury Cathedral is running special Twilight Christmas Tower Tours from Thursday 28 November, the day Salisbury Christmas Market opens, until the start of the New Year. Beginning at 3.15pm you climb 332 steps through the Cathedral’s secret roof spaces to the base of the Cathedral spire from where you can step outside to see spectacular views of medieval Salisbury City’s Christmas illuminations at twilight. Then it’s time for a delicious cream tea in the Refectory restaurant, and afterwards those who want to complete their afternoon by attending Choral Evensong at 5.30pm can simply go back into the Cathedral.
David Coulthard, Director of Marketing and Communications, said “We first ran Christmas Twilight Tower Tours last year and they were hugely popular – especially with those planning a day out in Salisbury to attend its festive Christmas Market! It’s a fabulous option as it combines our popular tower tours, led by knowledgeable and personable guides, and wonderful photo opportunities of the city’s Christmas lights and market from the highest vantage point possible, with homemade cream teas! We believe many will enjoy completing their afternoon by attending Evensong with its time for reflection and the beautiful sound of the cathedral choir.”
The Cathedral is also offering its regular 90 minute daily tower tour beginning at 12.15pm. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views in daylight and explore the roof spaces and tower, climbing to the foot of the spire in easy stages by narrow winding spiral staircases to see over the city and surrounding countryside.
Twilight Christmas Tower Tours run between 28 November to 23 December at 3.15pm, and from 26 December to 2 January at 2.15pm. Tickets, to include tower tour and cream tea, cost £13.50 (adults), £11.50 (concessions), £40 (family ticket, 2+3). The standard daily lunchtime Tower Tour at 12.15pm costs £10.00 (adults), £8.00 (concessions), £27.00 (family ticket, 2+3).
All tours are limited to 12 people per tour and early booking is recommended. Book online at http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk , email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01722 555156. Please note you need to be 7 years or older, and over 1.2m tall, to go on any tower tour.
There are also special Christmas lunches in the Refectory from Monday 9 December onwards. To make your booking (groups welcome) telephone 01722 555175.
Salisbury Cathedral is just a few minutes level walk from Salisbury’s German-inspired Christmas Market (28 November – 21 December) located around the Guildhall Square, so make a day of it by visiting both. }http://salisburychristmasmarket.co.uk/
The Cathedral is open every day, guides provide a warm welcome and lead regular tours of the Cathedral and Chapter House, home to the finest original Magna Carta 1215.
Salisbury Cathedral Events: http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/special.events.intro.php
Wiltshire’s official tourist information: http://www.VisitWiltshire.co.uk
Needless to say we will be operating private guided sightseeing tours of Salisbury and Stonehenge. Please visit our website: http://www.stonehengetravel.co.uk/
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