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Salisbury & Surroundings

Best in Travel 2015Described as the City in the Countryside, Salisbury in the south of the UK's Wiltshire retains much of its historic past and makes an excellent short break destination. Salisbury has recently been declared one of the Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities in the Best in Travel for 2015.

With timbered buildings, an Early English Gothic Cathedral home to the famous Magna Carta, a thriving market, a buzzing arts scene, museums and some of England’s finest historic houses waiting to be explored.

Within the Cathedral Close there is a lot to be explored including Arundells, Mompesson House, The Rifles Military Museum and the award-winning Salisbury Museum with its new Wessex Gallery.

Find out more about whats on and some of the great things to do and see why you will fall in love with the city

There are plenty of events that take place in and around the city and we have some great shopping too!

If you are looking for places to eat then you'll be in for a treat as there are many types of restaurant and an excellent range of pubs to head to.

Achieving Purple Flag Status

In autumn 2012 Salisbury was awarded Purple Flag status.

Purple Flag is an award issued to towns or cities that offer a ‘gold standard’ for their centres at night.

Purple Flag towns and cities have proved that they are welcoming to everyone, offer safe ways for people to travel home and provide a good mix of venues.

Purple Flag towns and cities benefit from more visitors, lower crime and anti-social behaviour and improved perceptions of centres.

Further Recommendations

So, now you know more about Salisbury and the surrounding areas, why not travel up and see for yourself?

There's so much to see and do why not make a stay of it and book your short break.

If you do plan to come up and visit Salisbury and surrounding areas maybe as part of a day trip or short break - we definitely recommend you plan your visit in advance. 

To help get you started, you may wish to visit the below pages:

Accommodation Things To Do Shopping Towns & Villages
Wiltshire Hotels Stonehenge Swindon Shopping Swindon
Wiltshire B&Bs Longleat Safari Park Salisbury Shopping Salisbury
Wiltshire Holiday Cottages Salisbury Market Amesbury
Swindon Hotels Family Attractions Bradford on Avon
Salisbury Hotels Seasonal Events
Longleat Hotels Walking Routes

Last but not least, before you plan any trip, it is always a good idea to get the latest travel information.

Download our new Visit Salisbury app for FREE

Download our Visit Salisbury AppDownload our new Salisbury app which features the top 10 reasons to visit, interactive mapping, special offers, news and games. The app can be downloaded for iPhone here, Android here or by scanning the QR code below:

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Salisbury Highlights

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