Why not use Cricket Field House as your base for exploring the delights of Wiltshire and South West England. It’s perfect location provides the ideal base for visiting local attractions including:
The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Salisbury
About Salisbury Cathedral: Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals having been built in just 38 years (1220 – 1258) in a single architectural style, early English Gothic. The tower and spire (Britain’s tallest) were added about 50 years later. The building itself is remarkable, a testimony to the faith and practical skills of those who erected it.
But it is much more than a historical monument. It is a living church and a place of prayer. As the Cathedral Church of the Salisbury diocese it is Mother Church of several hundred parishes in Wiltshire and Dorset. It is also a centre of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
The clergy and staff at the Cathedral are always there to answer your questions.
Location of Salisbury Cathedral: The postcode is SP1 2EJ. Salisbury Cathedral is situated in The Close, which is in the centre of the historic city of Salisbury, just under 2 miles from Cricket Field House or 25 minute walk, or why not think about the fact that Salisbury is situated in the heart of a rural community making a journey by cycle to the Cathedral both easy and pleasant. Hire locally from Stonehenge Cycles on 01722 334915. Cycle parking is available in the Cathedral Close.
For an unforgettable family day out, visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Located near Salisbury in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, it is a highlight of the South West.
The true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time. Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress.
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World-famous stone circle and on-site museum at the heart of a prehistoric landscape
In the 1930s, the pretty village of Avebury, partially encompassed by the stone circle of this World Heritage Site, was witness to the excavations of archaeologist Alexander Keiller. Keiller opened the museum here to display his findings in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury Manor where he lived.
In re-erecting many of the stones, Keiller uncovered the true wonder of one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe. You can see his fascinating finds on display in the museum, still housed in the stables but now also in the 17th-century threshing barn, where interactive displays and activities for children bring the landscape to life.
Avebury Manor has just reopened following a major transformation for a new BBC series entitled The Manor Reborn.