Salisbury and Surroundings
Described 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. 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 Salisbury's Cathedral Close there is a lot to be explored including Arundells, Mompesson House, The Rifles Military Museum and the award-winning Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum with its Stonehenge Gallery. Find out more about some of the great things to do in Salisbury.
There's plenty of events that take place in and around the city and we have some great shopping in Salisbury too! If you are looking for places to eat in Salisbury then you'll be in for a treat as there are many types of restaurant and an excellent range of pubs to head to.
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. Salisbury was particularly commended for its arts and culture. Find out more about Salisbury's Purple Flag status.
There's so much to see and do why not make a stay of it and book your short break to Salisbury.
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The galleries in the Salisbury Library have been re-named the Young Gallery in the recognition of the original bequest by Edwin Young that...