Salisbury, in Wiltshire, is the home of World Heritage site Salisbury Cathedral and close to world-famous Stonehenge.
You can't visit Salisbury without going to see Salisbury Cathedral - a magnificent medieval cathedral with the tallest spire in England, surrounded by other historic buildings with superb architecture within Cathedral Close, and the Chorister Gardens at Chorister Square. The Cathedral School can be found here too. If you enjoy the architecture and stories from the past, then we recommend a visit to Malmesbury House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and with many interesting tales to tell.
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum is the place to view the award-winning Stonehenge Gallery, the Warminster Jewel, the Monkton Deverill gold torc and the Amesbury Archer. Its art display also includes Turner watercolours.
Salisbury also has some great art and entertainment venues, such as City Hall, Salisbury Playhouse on Priory Square. Queen Elizabeth Gardens in the city holds live music events each year. And if you enjoy a stroll in the open air, why not walk along the riverside from Salisbury to Old Sarum along the river path. You could also visit Bishop's Mill while you are by the river. This old mill in a picturesque setting dates back to the 17th century and is now used as a restaurant and pub. You can also find local sites of interest in the Salisbury Directory...