Live the high-life Take a Tower Tour! Climb to the base of Britain’s tallest spire for spectacular views of Salisbury and its surrounding water meadows. Book online or call 01722 512160.
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GETTING HERE IS EASY Whether you are travelling by car, coach, train, air or sea, Wiltshire is easily accessible – go to visitwiltshire.co.uk/plan-your-visit for details. You can also plan your trip to and around the county at connectingwiltshire.co.uk
We’ve teamed up with Stonehenge Campsite – situated in the village of Berwick St James between Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Salisbury Plain – to offer a two-night self-catering stay for two people in one of their luxury Glamping Pods. This prize also includes English Heritage Membership for 2018 for 2 adults (meaning you can visit Old Sarum and Stonehenge for FREE while you are here!) and a spectacular Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour for two people. The closing date is Wednesday 28 February 2018. For further details and information on how to enter go to visitsalisbury.co.uk/2018 Terms and conditions apply – see visitsalisbury.co.uk for full details.
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Front cover photos (clockwise from top left): Fisherton Mill, Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge
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Salisbury: where medieval magnificence meets contemporary culture. The perfect fusion of ancient and modern. Largely completed within a single generation, Salisbury Cathedral is a superb example of early English Gothic architecture. Its glorious Chapter House a fitting setting for an exhibition showcasing the finest of four original 1215 Magna Carta. Other claims to fame include the tallest spire in Britain soaring a breathtaking 404 feet/123 metres into the sky; Britain’s largest close and cloisters; and the world’s oldest working clock. For an unforgettable experience – and stunning panoramic views across the city – take a Tower Tour up narrow winding stairs to the foot of the spire.
Or for something more substantial Salisbury has restaurants to suit all tastes, pockets and occasions. Popular arts venues include Salisbury Playhouse (the South West’s leading producing theatre), Salisbury Arts Centre and City Hall Salisbury.
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Surrounding the Cathedral, the Close is an oasis of calm. As you enter through the heavy wooden gates you feel as if you are stepping back in time. Sheltered behind its massive walls are The Salisbury Museum where you can marvel at finds from Stonehenge; the National Trust’s Mompesson House which featured in the awardwinning film of Sense and Sensibility; Sir Edward Heath’s former home, Arundells; and The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum telling the story of these renowned local infantry regiments. The Parish Church of St Thomas nearby contains the largest and most complete surviving Doom Painting in the UK. The historic heart of the city retains its original layout, with many of the medieval street names preserved. Shopaholics will feel right at home in their favourite stores, while an excellent range of individual retailers sell individual items you won’t find on every high street. For hustle and bustle you can’t beat a good market and Salisbury has markets in abundance. Artisan, teenage and vintage markets… continental, farmers’ and foodie Friday markets… the Market Place and Guildhall Square are home to an exciting range of events year-round. Tuesdays and Saturdays are particularly busy when the popular Charter Market rolls in*, drawing people to the city as it’s been doing for almost 800 years. If you visit between 22 November and 21 December (dates tbc) you can join the festivities at Salisbury’s delightful Christmas Market. For the first time in 2018, as well as filling the Guildhall Square with colourful stalls swathed in twinkling lights, part of the Christmas Market will be hosted by the Cathedral in the Close. *Except the 3rd Tuesday in October
If you’re feeling peckish mid-morning or afternoon, tempting tearooms and coffee shops will tide you over till lunch or dinner. For a pint of the local brew there are friendly pubs and riverside inns.
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In fact, there’s so much on offer throughout the day and into the early hours of the morning that Salisbury has been awarded of Purple Flag status – the ‘gold standard’ for a great night out.
A private 3-star hotel with stunning views of Salisbury Cathedral. 38 en suite bedrooms and a lovely conservatory restaurant. Mature gardens lead down to the River Avon and unspoilt views across the water-meadows.
With plenty of parks and green spaces Salisbury is ideal for a picnic. At the meeting point of five rivers it’s great for romantic strolls too. On the northern outskirts of the city you’ll find Old Sarum (the original site of Salisbury), while Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Salisbury Racecourse and the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge are also on the doorstep. With London Waterloo just 90 minutes away by train, Salisbury makes a great base for visiting Wiltshire. For further information, download VisitWiltshire’s Salisbury App and the England’s Historic Cities App, both of which are FREE. Simply search ‘Salisbury’ or ‘England’s Historic Cities’ in the App Store or on Google Play.
Journey back in time with Salisbury’s historic Stonehenge tour. No need to book a time slot, just buy a ticket online at thestonehengetour.info or hop on board and buy from the driver.
www.grasmerehotel.com 01722 338388
Head for Salisbury in 2018 and discover the perfect historic city.
Let our blue badged city guides be your hosts for intimate insights and hidden delights of the city and its history.
www.salisburycityguides.com 07873 212941
Stonehenge Campsite Berwick St James, Salisbury, SP3 4TQ
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Hangar One, Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury, SP4 6DZ
01722 323636 www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk
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www.thestonehengetour.info 01202 338420
Award winning food and art Fisherton Street, Salisbury, SP2 7QY
01722 500200 www.fishertonmill.co.uk
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