We had two tours at Salisbury cathedral. The first was a walking tour of the cathedral itself and the grounds. The second tour was walking up to the spire which was a total of 337ish steps. Although the thought of climbing that many steps is terrifying at first it is well worth it in the end.
|The view from the top|
On the first tour we had the funnest tour guide ever! He was great, full of energy and there was never a dull moment which made the experience so much better. We learned so many interesting facts from this tour, like that the spire is not directly in the center, where you think it would be but instead is tilting due to weight. We learned also that since the Salisbury Cathedral was medieval it was originally very colorful with reds, blues and gold. On some of the pieces in the cathedral you can still see some of the colors. One thing that I found to be breath taking were the arch's.
|Shadows and the Arches|
After touring the grounds we went to the second tour which was equally as interesting. Here we saw the bells that ring, and we saw the best view of everything. It was a great time and we got a pin at the end for climbing to the top of the spire.
|A view from the second tour|
|Taxi driver and people in the taxi|
|The Bridge at Wilton House|
We reached Wilton House which was a sight to see, and so was the duke. It was a lot of fun to see this house where He actually lives with his new bride, who is an interior designer and helps with decorating the house. I really liked this house, and again there was no photography which makes sense because I probably wouldn't want millions of people taking pictures of my house especially when I had antiques in it. The bridge was so nice, I wish I lived on an estate that just happened to be 14,000acres long complete with a bride and beautiful scenery.
I've been inspired to be more creative and try things that people wouldn't expect or may not even like when they first see it.