Undoubtedly the greatest glory of Salisbury Cathedral is its magnificent spire. It was a masterly afterthought, a fitting crown for the original Early English design of the main building, which is unusual for a cathedral of this age, being almost all of a piece architecturally. The spire dominates the city’s landscape and is visible for miles around. Presumably it was deemed to announce the Gospel as directly as possible in a totally visible way.
The cathedral is listed as a Grade I building by English Heritage.
The building, complete with its wonderful spire, may be one of man’s finest works, but this sky behind gives it quite a run for its money, as seen from the edge of the city centre.
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