|One of the oldest buildings in Salisbury.|
|Mom, we thought you'd like this.|
After lunch we went to the Salisbury Cathedral. It was built using the Early English Gothic architectural style and is one of Britain's finest medieval cathedrals. The tallest spire was added a generation later.
Inside the cathedral there is nearly 800 years of incredible history. Here is where the finest preserved Magna Carta is (there are four). It is one of the most celebrated documents in English history and has influenced the modern day world in different ways. There are three clauses from the document that are still in use today. Seeing the document in person was definitely the highlight of our trip to the Salisbury Cathedral. We also saw the world's oldest working clock, which is thought to be from 1386. The clock has no face, and was designed to strike the hours.
|World's oldest working clock.|
|Hot spring water on its way to the bath.|
There is also a museum that holds artifacts from the Roman period which were thrown into the spring, probably offerings to the gods.
|Ancient Roman coins.|
|Yep, that's a skeleton.|
|Gorgon's Head from the Temple Pediment.|
The actual spring water in the Roman Bathhouse is extremely unsanitary and has bacteria and parasites. Before going into the site, everyone is warned about the filthiness of the water. We did see many people touching the water to feel the temperature of it so hopefully they didn't pick up something they didn't want to get! However, at the end of the museum there is a restaurant that features extremely filtered hot spring water. We didn't eat here, but they have a water station with a bartender serving the hot spring water. We tried the warm water and it had a strong sulfur taste to it.
|A lot of signs!|