Quintessentially English, Salisbury is the perfect fusion of ancient and modern.
The picturesque heart of the city is home to all your favourite high street stores, as well as independent retailers such as Fisherton Mill. Salisbury has markets in abundance too, including a twice-weekly Charter Market and a delightful Christmas Market.
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. A tour with blue badged Salisbury City Guides is a great way to discover the city's history and heritage.
The World Heritage Site of Stonehenge lies around 9 miles north of the city and is easy to reach using The Stonehenge Tour. With numerous other attractions and activities on the doorstep, including Boscombe Down Aviation Collection and Old Sarum, Salisbury makes an unbeatable destination for day trips and short breaks alike.
You'll find a wide range of accommodation to choose from in and around the city, including Grasmere House Hotel and Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping Pods. And with fast, regular trains from London Waterloo, getting here couldn't be easier.
So head for Salisbury in 2018 and discover the perfect historic city