Quintessentially English, Salisbury is the perfect fusion of ancient and modern.
The picturesque heart of the city is home to all your favourite stores, as well as independent retailers and a range of markets, including a twice-weekly Charter Market and a delightful Christmas Market.
The world-renowned Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival runs from 26 May to 10 June and is just one of many exciting events to choose from in 2017. Popular arts venues include Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and City Hall Salisbury, while eating out is a pleasure thanks to an enticing range of tea and coffee shops, pubs, bars and restaurants. With so much to do throughout the day and on into the early hours of the morning, Salisbury has been awarded Purple Flag status- the 'gold standard' for a great night out.
Salisbury Cathedral is home to Britain's tallest spire, the world's oldest working clock and the finest of four original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts. Within the Cathedral Close you will also find the National Trust's Mompesson House, The Salisbury Museum, Arundells (home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath), The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum, and Sarum College.
Close to Stonehenge, with numerous other attractions and activities on the doorstep, Salisbury makes an unbeatable destination for day trips and short breaks alike. And with fast, regular trains from London Waterloo, getting here couldn't be easier.
2017: It's time for Salisbury