Lying in the valley of the River Avon, Salisbury is one the most beautiful cathedral cities in Britain, built in the 13th century. The main attraction is the Cathedral with the tallest spire in England. It`s 9 miles south of the iconic prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge, which stands on the grassland of Salisbury Plain. The city`s ornate 13th-century cathedral has a 123m spire, a working 14th-century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta (the Great Charter), a key document from 1215 A.D. The surrounding countryside has inspired the paintings of Constable and the writings of Thomas Hardy and Izaak Walton. It is an excellent base for exploring Stonehenge. Salisbury`s annual International Arts Festival provides a program of theatre, live music, dance, public sculpture, and art exhibitions.
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