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The Magna Carta trail set to open in Wiltshire

Posted on 08th October 2014

Visit Wiltshire and Salisbury Cathedral have teamed up to offer visitors a two-day tourist trail to celebrate the 800th birthday of the Magna Carta document.

The trail is expected to attract a variety of walkers as well as people on dog friendly Wiltshire cottage holidays as the trail will be perfect for dog owners and ramblers alike.

The new trail in Wiltshire will take place on June 15th 2015 and includes visits to Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta on day one, and visits to the world-famous Stonehenge and Trowbridge, which was the Baron town, on day two.

The two-day trail has been created to celebrate next year’s 800th anniversary of the famous document. Salisbury Cathedral is home to the most intact of four original 1215 Magna Carta documents, which were the first documents imposed upon a King of England by a group of barons.

The chairman of Salisbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta Celebrations Committee, Robert Key, said, “This trail is great news and will bring many visitors to Wiltshire and to Salisbury Cathedral to see the finest preserved original Magna Carta in its anniversary year.”

The Wiltshire trail is just one of six special walks that are being put on across the country. The other five trails will all cover different parts of the Magna Carta story.

Check out the Visit Wiltshire website for more information.

Image Credit: Sougata Ghosh (flickr.com)