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uniting his former sees of Sherborne and Ramsbury into a single diocese which covered the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, and Berkshire.
During his time in the city, the composer Handel stayed in a room above St Ann's gate.
New Sarum was made a city by a charter from and, by the 14th century, was the largest settlement in Wiltshire.
The city wall surrounds the Close and was built in the 14th century, again with stones removed from the former cathedral at Old Sarum.
The spire's large clock was installed in 1386, the oldest surviving mechanical clock in the world.
The Cathedral also contains the best-preserved of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta.