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.
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.