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South WiltshireSalisbury

Salisbury, based around the cathedral, with its neat Close, 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 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, 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.

Salisbury has a Tourist Information Centre.

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Salisbury Tourist Attractions

Salisbury Cathedral, St Mary's Cathedral is a  must, this impressive building with a 404 foot high spire, set in the Cathedral Close with the Bishops Palace and other buildings, it also has a 14th century clock, the oldest mechanical clock in the world, one of 4 copies of the Magna Carta, on display in the Chapter House, tours available, occasional events, shop, etc, Tel: 01722 555120  Fax: 01722 555116  Admission Charge
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, opposite the Cathedral, Stonehenge Gallery, Warminster Jewel, history of the area, Turner pictures, costume, lace, porcelain displays, all in 17th Century rooms,Tel: 01722 332151 Admission Charge
The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, opposite the Cathedral, house dates from 1254 and was a store for clothes, now has the museum of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, history of the regiment, gardens, tea rooms, shop, etc,  Tel: 01722 414536 Admission Charge
The Medieval Hall,  The Close, opposite the Cathedral, hosts a 40 minute audio-visual introduction to Salisbury in this 13th century hall, hourly performances, Tel: 01722 324731 Admission Charge
Mompesson House, The Close, opposite the Cathedral, National Trust, Queen Anne house, redecorated in 1740, collection of glass as well as furnished rooms. Tel: 01722 335659  Admission Charge More On Mompesson House
Open: Apr-Oct afternoons Sat-Wed 14.00-17.30 
Old Sarum, National Heritage, just out of the town, north on A354,very large Iron Age hill fort used by the Romans, with ruined castle and cathedral, shop, Tel: 01722 335398  Admission Charge Open: All Year
Heale House & Gardens, at Middle Woodford, A360 north then east, the house is private but the 8 acres of gardens are open all year, and include a Water Garden and Japanese Garden, shop, etc, Tel: 01722 782504  Admission Charge More On The Gardens
Philipps House, at Dinton, A30 west then B3089, National Trust, 19th century mansion, restored, parkland, Tel: 01985 843600  Admission Charge Open:Mon 1-5pm and Sat 10am-1pm, Apr-Oct; grounds open all year More On Philipps House
Ebble Valley, follow the river along this valley and see small villages on the way, take the A354 out of Salisbury, then small roads north.
Old Wardour Castle,  on A30 towards Shaftsbury, built in 1393 it was severely damaged in the Civil War and was never repaired, in 1756 Lord Arundell built a new house leaving the castle as a romantic ruin.Tel: 01747 870487 Closed 1-2, and Mon and Tues in winter Admission Charge  More On Old Wardour Castle
Larmer Tree Gardens, A354 then north on B3081 to Tollard Royal, Victorian gardens created by General Pitt Rivers to " enlighten and educate" its visitors.Croquet lawns, temples, water features, pheasants, playground, picnic areas,  Tel: 01725 516228  Admission Charge Open:Sun-Thu Easter-end of Sept 11:00-17:00 (closed if special event on)

Where To Stay in Salisbury

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Mercure White Hart Salisbury St. John Street Salisbury SP1 2SD  MAP
A striking 17th century building with an elegant classical facade, lying just opposite Salisbury Cathedral. Offering an award-winning restaurant and traditional hospitality: the perfect place to stay when visiting Salisbury.


Milford Hall Hotel & Restaurant 206 Castle Street Salisbury SP1 3TE  MAP
Milford Hall is in the heart of this ancient city, just a short walk from the shopping area and cathedral, and is ideally located for visiting Stonehenge.


The Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel Harnham Road Salisbury SP2 8JQ  MAP
The Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel is a 13th Century coaching inn, with a riverside location in the city of Salisbury. There are many original features remaining like the old wooden beams and log fire in the traditional oak bar.


Guest Houses Bed & Breakfasts Inns and Other Hotels

City Lodge Milford Salisbury SP1 2AP  MAP
Situated in a 15th century merchant house, this affordable lodge provides comfortable accommodation in an excellent location in Salisbury, a cathedral city of Wiltshire.

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New Forest Lodge Southampton Road Landford Salisbury SP5 2ED  MAP
The independent 4-star New Forest Lodge is located on the A36 just a mile from the edge of the New Forest within the National Park. This guest house comes with free Wi-Fi and the en suite rooms each have a flat-screen TV.

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Newton Farmhouse Southampton Road Newton near Salisbury SP5 2QL  MAP
Set within 3 acres of grounds, this 16th century farmhouse offers a traditional, secluded getaway within a 10 minute drive of Salisbury and the New Forest.

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Holiday Cottages

The Methodist Chapel Whiteparish near Salisbury SP5 2RQ Tel: 01244 357717  MAP
The Methodist Chapel is situated in the attractive South Wiltshire village of Whiteparish....
Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets allowed. Changeover Day: Fri Price Guide: 299 - 729 a week.

Phone Bookings & Enquiries: 01244 357717
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Ostlers Nunton near Salisbury SP5 4HB Tel: 01244 357717  MAP
This semi-detached cottage is located just a short walk from the village pub in Nunton, just four miles south of the cathedral city of Salisbury....
Sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms
. Pets allowed. Changeover Day: Sat Price Guide: 325.00-620.00

Phone Bookings & Enquiries: 01244 357717
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The Loft Salisbury SP1 3UT Tel: 01244 357717  MAP
The Loft is a modern duplex apartment set over the first and second floors, and is located in the heart of Salisbury. With two first floor bedrooms, one double and one twin, plus a first floor shower room, this property can sleep four people....
Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Phone Bookings & Enquiries: 01244 357717
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Days Out in and around Salisbury

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 Tourist Information (3.04 miles) Amesbury Tourist Information (7.17 miles) Fordingbridge Tourist Information (9.66 miles) Middle Wallop Tourist Information (10.37 miles)

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