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.
Walking in Salisbury we saw many pretty houses.
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.
Statues decorate the outside walls of the cathedral.
Inside the cathedral.
Colorful windows in Salisbury cathedral.
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.
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.
Sheep are grazing on the hillside.
Beautiful trees while we walked around near the village of Cerne Abbas.
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.
The rocks near Durdle Door are white.
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.