Salisbury

Enjoy a caravan holiday in stunning Salisbury

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With the Salisbury Winterfest taking place at the end of January, now is the perfect time to visit this picturesque part of the country. The beer festival, which runs from 24-25 January 2014, takes place at the Castle Street Social Club and it looks set to be a fun couple of days.

There will be an excellent selection of drinks available with 22 real ales, two ciders and a range of darker ales. Tickets cost just £5 and that includes a glass and program, plus CAMRA members will receive a free beer token.

As with any popular event, hotels and B&Bs can get booked up far in advance, but that need not be a worry if you are visiting Salisbury as part of a caravan holiday. By heading to the area in your own caravan, you save a few pounds and you have the added convenience of having your accommodation all set up when you arrive.

You won't have to waste time unpacking your bags, so you can head straight to the festival and make the most of the event. All you need to remember is your caravan insurance, essentials such as toilet roll and directions, so you can find your way there.

If you are visiting Salisbury for longer, you will find that this charming city has a lot to offer. Salisbury Cathedral is one of the most beautiful medieval cathedrals in the UK and it features the country's tallest spire and the oldest working clock in Europe - it has been ticking since 1386 AD.

At this cathedral, you can see one of the four remaining Magna Carta and close by are The Rifles Museum and the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, which are both well worth a visit.

If you plan to head out for dinner and a drink in the evening, you will be reassured to know that Salisbury was awarded Purple Flag status in 2012. This means that the city has been deemed to be a safe and welcome location that provides a good mix of places to go out and safe ways to get home to your caravan at the end of the night.

There is lots to see in the surrounding area too, including Salisbury racecourse and the magnificent South Wiltshire countryside.

Families will love a visit to Cholderton Charlie’s Farm, which is a short drive away. Here you will find a maze and a play park alongside a wide variety of farm animals, including some wonderful rare breeds.

Stonehenge is just 10 miles away too, so if you have the time, a visit to Europe's most famous prehistoric monument is a must. During January, you are free to turn up without an advance booking, but from February 1st, you are required to book before you go.

With so much to see and do in Salisbury and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside, it is definitely worth a trip to the Salisbury Winterfest. It's the perfect choice for a caravan holiday.