Sat at confluence of five rivers, Salisbury is a charming and relaxed city, famed for its majestic Cathedral and proximity to Stonehenge. Whilst the city centre is home to many shops and restaurants, there are also countless tourist attractions within the city or the surrounding area. Below are just a few of our favourites.
Stonehenge is considered one of the worlds most famous prehistoric monuments ever built and is located on the outskirts of Salisbury amongst the breathtaking countryside. Visiting Stonehenge is almost an ethereal experience, perhaps because of the mysteries surrounding it. At Stonehenge, you are welcomed to explore the visitors centre which consists of almost three hundred exhibits.
Salisbury Cathedral is truly breathtaking in its stature and unique in being built
almost entirely in one architectural style, early English Gothic. Home to the
second tallest spire in the world, there is much to see and do in the Cathedral
and its surrounding Close, including magnificent exhibitions and concerts as
well as beautifully carved monuments and tombs.
Old Sarum is among the earliest settlements in the region. The Iron Age hill fort dates back to 400bc and was the original home of Salisbury. The English Hertitage site is located just 2 miles north of the city and is surrounded by beautiful green fields and wonderful wildlife. Look out for the many events.
There is something for everyone in the New Forest. The 550sq km National Park is perfect for a delightful stroll amongst the roaming wildlife, a canoe along the river or lunch at one of many beautiful pubs. The park is also home to a range of attractions including the New Forest Wildlife Park and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
Famous for being the first stately home to open to the public, Longleat House & Safari Park is a fantastic day out for the all the family. The house itself is considered one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture which is nestled within 900 acres of landscaped grounds. The Safari Park has an abundance of exciting attractions including the Lions of Longleat, and Animal Adventure where you can get up-close and personal with amazing animals.
Wilton House is an extraordinary stately home and has been the Earl of Pembroke’s ancestral home for over 400 years. Wilton House opens its doors for visitors throughout the year, whilst the beautiful grounds are open during the warmer months and where you are welcomed to picnic and enjoy the huge adventure play park.