Day 04 – Salisbury Cathedral and Durdle Door

We woke up in Salibury and after breakfast we started on a walk to the cathedral. The cathedral with its high spire can be seen from a long distance, but this early morning the spire was still covered by low clouds.

Street view with Salisbury Cathedral

Street view with Salisbury Cathedral

 
Walking in Salisbury we saw many pretty houses.

Salisbury

Pretty houses in Salisbury

 
As we got closer to the cathedral the clouds had disappeared. The spire of this cathedral is 135 meters high. The cathedral is also called “Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary” or “Cathedral of Saint Mary”. It was built over a period of one hundred years between 1220 and 1320.


Street view with Salisbury Cathedral

Street view with Salisbury Cathedral

 
Statues decorate the outside walls of the cathedral.

Salisbury Cathedral Statues

Salisbury Cathedral statues on the outside

 
Inside the cathedral.

Salisbury Cathedral Interior

Salisbury Cathedral Interior


 
Colorful windows in Salisbury cathedral.

Salisbury Cathedral Interior

Salisbury Cathedral Interior with windows

 

Salisbury Cathedral Interior

Salisbury Cathedral Interior

 

Salisbury Cathedral Outside

Salisbury Cathedral Outside

 

Salisbury Cathedral Tower

Salisbury Cathedral Tower

 
After visiting the cathedral we left Salisbury and drove south. Near the village of Cerne Abbas we saw the Cerne Abbas giant, which is also called the Rude Giant. It is a 56 meters tall figure of a naked giant carved in the rock of a hillside. Actually, we didn’t like it that much, but we had a nice walk in this area.

The Giant of Cerne Abbas

The Giant of Cerne Abbas

 
During our holiday in Great Britain we noticed in many places that birds here are not very shy. Often we could get quite close, for example this pretty Robin which we saw near the Cerne Abbas giant.

Robin

Robin

 
Sheep are grazing on the hillside.


Sheep in a landscape

Sheep in a landscape

 
Beautiful trees while we walked around near the village of Cerne Abbas.

Beautiful trees

Beautiful trees

 
One of the sites we wanted to visit today was the Durdle Door, which is a natural arch in the rocks. It’s a remarkable gateway to the sea. We walked around over the various white rocks and spend some time on the beach, which is covered with small pebbles.

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

 

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

 

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

 

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

 
The rocks near Durdle Door are white.

Sea near Durdle Door

Sea near Durdle Door

 
From Durdle Door we drove to Torquay where we were going to spend the night. In Torquay we had an excellent fish meal in a pub called “Hole in the Wall”.

Tomorrow we will continue to Dartmoor.

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