Straining Your Neck Taking in Salisbury Cathedral, England
Salisbury and its Cathedral are like the kid at school who excelled in every subject, from maths to sport, and despite years of trying you never found his Achilles heel. Sadly he didn’t have one, and happily neither does Salisbury. This well-preserved Wiltshire setting, with a market dating back seven centuries, remains a perfect haven for historians, tourists, and random visitors alike and the Cathedral continues to be the main attraction. At 404 feet its spire easily has the bragging rights as the country’s tallest. Having recently celebrated its 750th birthday, what was once a 38-year medieval building project still dwarfs modern structures with its immense vision of permanence.