From Glyndebourne to Glastonbury - A social calendar for the 21st century
Salisbury Cathedral Carols
21 December, 2012
Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire
fail to be struck by Salisbury's soaring spire, which dominates the
landscape for many miles round.
Salisbury is one of England's finest medieval cathedrals, built within a 100-year period, and retaining its essential architectural integrity over the ensuing centuries. In 2008 this magnificent early Gothic building celebrated its 750th anniversary - the completed cathedral was dedicated in 1258.
Within the cathedral itself is the best preserved of four original Magna Carta (1215), the covenant made between King John and the barons at Runnymede that underpins English governance. Salisbury also boasts Europe's oldest working clock (1386). The spacious cathedral close, with its schools, houses and museums, is a beautiful and tranquil space.
There can be few more atmospheric settings for a carol service than Salisbury. The traditional service is on Friday 21st at 7pm.
The dates for 2012 are provisional