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In-spire-ing View..<br />
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A newly revealed gap in the floor of Salisbury Cathedral's spire has uncovered a vertigo inducing view down on to the ceiling of the famous old church's crossing 120 ft below.<br />
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Taken through a hole in the wooden floor, the photos show the view 120ft down the square tower, from just below the base of the famous spire to the roof of the rest of the cathedral.<br />
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The hole is used in conjunction with a trapdoor to allow staff to carry material into the building's famous spire - the tallest in England at 404ft from ground level - without having to climb the 332 steps of narrow winding spiral staircases.<br />
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At the popular landmark in Salisbury, Wilts, people can pay to go on a Tower Tour, which takes them 225ft above ground level to the base of the spire. <br />
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From there they can see up into the spire to look at its original medieval scaffolding, but these pictures show the view down - something even the paying tourists do not normally see.