A must see is the medieval city of Salisbury with its famous Cathedral and the tallest spire in Britain standing at an impressive 123m (404ft). Salisbury is also host to two museums, two historic houses and a strong arts scene. Just two miles north of the city is the Iron Age hill fort of Old Sarum with the ruins of the old settlement of Salisbury and the old Cathedral.
Ten miles north of Salisbury lies one of the most iconic sites in the UK – the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Explore the prehistoric landscape and find out about the mysteries that still surround the area. Close by is Amesbury where there is an array of accommodation providers, independent shops and the 10th century church of St Mary and St Melor.
At the heart of the beautiful Nadder Valley with its numerous picturesque villages and breath-taking countryside is the large historic village of Tisbury, an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a unique and nationally important landscape, and numerous picturesque villages including Fovant, made famous by the Fovant Badges – a unique spectacle of military badges etched into the chalk downs above the village by soldiers on their way to the Great War.