On every street corner there is something new to explore. Half-timbered Tudor buildings, quirky streets and alleyways, historic archways, foodie spots, a fantastic creative scene and independent retailers all make for fantastic photo opportunities – enough to make your Instagram followers green with envy!
Escape the everyday
Discover the timeless natural beauty of the River Avon running through the city, sit back and enjoy a drink at one of the many pubs. Feeling active? Explore the many cycling and walking routes taking you into the surrounding countryside.
Inspirational arts and entertainment
One not to be missed is the Salisbury International Arts Festival held each May enjoy talks, street entertainment, theatre, dance and music events. Other events include the Salisbury Art Trail held each year in June. This is sure to wow you with a fabulous line up of workshops and events featuring over 100 local artists in more than 60 venues. Get creative at an arty workshop or take part in events. Or in the autumn there’s the Salisbury Literary Festival, a celebration of readers and writers, local and national takes place in numerous locations across the city.
Plenty to whet your appetite
In Salisbury food matters, here we create food to feed the soul. For hustle and bustle head to the Salisbury Charter Market which has been coming to the city for almost 800 years. Tuck in to a hearty meal at one of the many restaurants. Feel refreshed at one of the coffee shops and enjoy and afternoon tea and socialise with friends in a beer garden overlooking the Cathedral.
Salisbury Cathedral is a magnificent example of early English Gothic architecture. Its glorious Chapter House is a fitting home for the finest four original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts. Other claims to fame include the tallest spire in Britain, Britain’s largest close and cloisters and the world’s oldest working clock. For an unforgettable experience – and stunning panoramic views – take a Tower Tour up narrow spiral stairs to the foot of the spire, 225 feet above ground.
The bygone days
The historic heart of Salisbury retains its original medieval layout with many of the unique street names preserved. Within the Cathedral Close you’ll find parts of Salisbury’s history at The Salisbury Museum, Mompesson House, Arundells, and The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum .Admire the magnificent Doom painting at the Parish of St Thomas, and go beyond the guidebook on a guided tour with experience city guides to find out more!