The cathedral city of Salisbury nestles amongst the rolling hills of South Wiltshire and has origins dating back as far as the Iron Age.
Steeped in history, there are beautiful buildings at every turn and a walk around the Cathedral Close is like stepping back in history. Museums, galleries and guided tours will keep you occupied in the day whilst there are no shortage of cosy pubs, ethnic restaurants and artisan eateries to spend the evening.
The Guildhall Square in the heart of the city plays host to a bi-weekly market along with a multitude of events throughout the year, including the Artisan Food Market, Lantern Parade, Charter Fair and Christmas Market complete with ice rink.
For those looking for a taste of the great outdoors, there are many country walks on the doorstep. Scale Old Sarum for a view over the city, meander through the water meadows where the famous ‘five rivers’ converge, or visit the Woodford Valley for autumnal leafy walks and the promise of a hearty pub lunch. Alternatively, you could always venture a little further afield (10 miles to be exact) and explore the beautiful New Forest National Park.
Many families look to call Salisbury home for its excellent array of schooling options including the Cathedral School, South Wilts Grammar and a choice of highly regarding state and public primaries. For commuters, rail services can get you into Waterloo in as little as 1h 30m and also provide direct access to Bath, Bristol and Southampton.
- Salisbury Cathedral, home to the best-preserved Magna Carta and Britain's tallest spire (test your nerve and climb the 332 steps to the top)
- Gaze at the Grade 1 listed properties in The Close, one of which was home to former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath
- The Guildhall square for twice weekly markets and seasonal events
- The Woodford Valley for a country walk and pub lunch
- Old Sarum Iron Age hill fort for views across the city
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