Art History Trip to Salisbury Cathedral

On Thursday 20 October, Lower Sixth History of Art pupils explored the extraordinary architecture of Salisbury Cathedral.

With the Gothic building boom and Neo-Gothic Revival as two central topics in class, pupils took advantage of the proximity of Salisbury to investigate the incredible feats of Gothic architecture.

A fascinating tour included seeing the famous ‘Prisoners of Conscience’ window 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.