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Salisbury Visitor information

Salisbury was an important provincial city for more than a thousand years, its streets form an architectural timeline ranging from medieval walls and the beautiful half-timbered Tudor townhouses to Georgian mansions and Victorian villas are making Salisbury so special. 

Just 9 miles away from Salisbury, Stonehenge the prehistoric monument is one of the wonders of the world. It has been a place of deep significance and spirituality to humans for thousands of years. The stone circle is aligned with the rising and setting of the sun at the solstices, but its exact purpose remains a mystery.

The great Salisbury Museum houses one of the best collections relating to Stonehenge and local archaeology. The museum is housed in The King's House, a Grade I listed building, where King James I of England was entertained in 1610 and 1613. Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Cathedral Close, the museum faces the west front of Salisbury Cathedral.

Another great house to visit is the Wilton House, an old English country house. Built on the site of a 9th century nunnery and now set in 21 acres of  its very renowned landscaped parkland with water and rose gardens. It is a fascinating piece of British History.

Travel

It’s easy to get to Salisbury by train. Salisbury is along the mainline routes for two major railway lines, making it convenient from London, the southwest, the south coast and cities such as Bristol and Bath.

Salisbury Reds operate many of the local bus services to and within the city centre, including the five Park & Ride sites. There are regular connections to Salisbury from Bournemouth, Southampton, Andover, Warminster and Blandford Forum. 

There are several tour bus companies that run day trips to Salisbury that also encompass nearby sites such as Stonehenge and other cities including Bath and Windsor. 

History of Salisbury

Salisbury is a medieval cathedral city in the southern English county of Wiltshire. It’s 9 miles south of the iconic prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge, which stands on the grassland of Salisbury Plain

The first cathedral was a Catholic and Norman cathedral at old Salisbury, now known as Old Sarum. The cathedral was a modest building damaged by a violent thunderstorm just five days after its consecration in 1092. It was later massively extended by Bishop Roger.

In 1220 foundations were laid for a new cathedral in Salisbury (New Sarum) and the Old Sarum  cathedral was demolished. Many of its stones were re-used in the construction of the new building. The outline of Roger’s original cathedral and extended cathedrals can be seen today.

As for the Salisbury New Sarum, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a building of incredible age which, generation after generation has been used, loved and shaped. The magnificent cathedral has had the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom since 1549. Visitors can take the "Tower Tour", in which the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wooden scaffolding, can be viewed. The cathedral has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain, it is also home for the best surviving of the four original copies of Magna Carta, it was written in Latin by hand by an expert scribe, on parchment.

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