Last updated Thursday, 30 September, 2021
Please ask the Welcomer who greets you when you arrive if there’s a Steward on duty who can give you a tour of the ground floor of the Priory. Our charge for this service is £6 per adult, £4 for students and £2 for children under 16: tickets available from the Gift Shop.
We also have Tower Stewards on duty on some days: a notice will be displayed when one is available. Tower Tours involve climbing 176 steps on an ancient spiral staircase to get a spectacular view towards Salisbury in one direction and the Isle of Wight and the Jurassic Coast in the other. Charges are £5 for adults, £3 for students and £2 for children over 8 years: tickets from the Gift Shop.
Between March and October we run special tours to parts of the building not generally open to the public: the Tower, Ringing Room and Bell Room (176 steps); St Michael’s Loft Museum (75 steps), the roof space above the Nave (103 steps, tight spaces and some clambering), and 2 of the 3 Crypts. A tour of the ground floor is included with some of these.
We have introduced 1 hour tour of the Church followed by Cream Teas in the Cloister Cafe on the second Tuesday of each month from May to August. The combined price is £10, and all tours are listed here Tours 2019
Prior booking is essential: you can book online in person at the Priory Gift Shop (open Monday to Saturday 1030hrs-1600hrs – or call 01202 485804 Option 4).