Salisbury is based around the cathedral, with its neat Close, and is full of old buildings from the 14th century onwards, that are a delight to the eye in this very English of towns.
The River Avon runs past the town, with paths and gardens along the water meadows, and being close to the cathedral makes for a great view back towards the town.
Salisbury is an ancient city, and first became important after the old town, Old Sarum was abandoned, and the new cathedral was built here in 1220.
The town is a regional shopping centre and has a market, at the Charter Market, twice a week. Lots of old inns to try and enjoy, or do some shopping in the town as it has traditional shops as well as three shopping centres.
There are two theatres as well as the City Hall Entertainment Centre, a swimming pool, Leisure Centre with balloon flights, and a race course.
Old Wardour Castle Romantic castle ruins.
Salisbury Cathedral Visit one of England's most spectacular cathedrals.
Heale House Gardens Enjoy the 8 acres of gardens around this private country house.
Larmer Tree Gardens There are glorious Victorian gardens to enjoy when you come here.
Mompesson House Near Salisbury Cathedral, the house is a lovely example of Queen Ann architecture.
Newhouse A lovely Jacobean house out in the countryside that was built to a rare design.
Philipps House A well restored 19th century mansion to visit, complete with parkland.
The Medieval Hall A lovely 13th century hall near Salisbury Cathedral.
The Salisbury Museum Discover the history of Salisbury and Stonehenge.
The Wardrobe The museum of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment.
Stonehenge is a must if you haven't seen it but try a trip to Wilton
Towns Near Salisbury To Visit - straight line distance:Wilton (3.04 miles) Amesbury (7.17 miles) Fordingbridge (9.66 miles) Middle Wallop (10.37 miles)