We have some great places to visit in Salisbury including the historic Salisbury Cathedral. Other great places to visit in Salisbury There is no shortage of great places to visit in Salisbury are The Rifles Museum and Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum which are close by in the Cathedral Close.
Salisbury has a great range of shops if shopping is your thing as well as a Charter market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The market is held on the market square (!) and is usually packed with people and traders selling their lovely fresh produce.
If you are looking for attractions outside of the city of Salisbury, you’ll find some fantastic, historical places below .. We hope that you enjoy your visit, there are plenty of places to visit in Salisbury.
Why not visit the historic Cathedral set in the beautiful surroundings of
the Cathedral close. It’s over 750 years old and features the tallest
spire of any cathedral in the land at 404 feet. It also contains the
oldest working medieval clock in the world, made by 1386. There are
guided tours of the Cathedral available as well as tower
Salisbury Cathedral is usually open from 09:00 – 17:00 in the
summer and 12:00 to 16:00
Please visit the Salisbury Cathedral website for more details.
St Thomas and St Edmund Church
St Thomas’s Church is located in St Thomas’s square and is just a few hunderd yards away from the Cathedral Close. The Church is home to the famous Doom Painting as well as 3 medieval wall paintings in the Lady Chapel.
For more details of St Thomas’s Church please see their website
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in South Wiltshire, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of The city of Salisbury. Stonehenge is one of the most famous heritage sites in the world. Stonehenge is open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Please visit the Stonehenge website for more details.
Although some 30 miles away, Avebury is certainly worth a visit. Avebury was erected 4 – 5 thousand years ago and is the largest stone circle in the world. It’s owned by The National Trust and Is located just to the West of Marlborough.
For more details, visit the website
Wilton House is an English country house situated at Wilton
near Salisbury in Wiltshire. It has been the country seat of the Earls
of Pembroke for over 400 years.The first recorded building on the site
of Wilton House was a priory founded by King Egbert circa 871.
Wilton House is generally open during the summer from 11.30am
– 5pm, with last admission at 4.30pm. The grounds are open for most of
the year but please visit the Wilton House website for more
Woodhenge is a Neolithic Class I henge and timber circle monument located in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. It is just 2 miles north-east of Stonehenge in Durrington, just north of Amesbury on the A345.
Woodhenge is open to the public all year round but please
visit the Woodhenge website for more details
Located on a hilltop north of modern Salisbury, Old Sarum is the site of the original city, showing evidence of habitation from 3000BC to 1219 when the bishop relocated Salisbury Cathedral to its current location. Until
1832 Old Sarum was a ‘rotten borough’, electing two members of
parliament despite long periods during which there were no residents.
Most of the site is free to enter, although there is a charge to enter
the Inner Bailey. Old Sarum is located at the top of Castle Road,
Salisbury, Wiltshire – SP1 3SD
Old Sarum is open to visitors through most of the year but
(yep, you guessed) please visit the Old Sarum Website
Please let me know if you can recommend any other lovely
places to visit in Salisbury