Art History Trip to Salisbury Cathedral

Last week ten Lower Sixth History of Art students got up close and personal to the extraordinary architecture of Salisbury Cathedral.

Following a fortnight of studying Gothic architecture in the classroom, students took advantage of the proximity of Salisbury to investigate at first-hand. An in-depth tour included a visit to the chapter house where a surviving copy of the Magna Carta exists and a tower climb of 332 steps up narrow, winding staircases.

The students took in the sights of intricate sculpture, dazzling stained glass and elegant rib vaulted ceilings as well as views across the city from 225 feet up. Everyone came away in awe of such a feat of medieval structural engineering.