Salisbury History Itinerary
Start your day with a visit to the original site of Salisbury, Old Sarum. See the ruins of the old cathedral and learn about the history of the site including the friction between the Clergy and Army and the myths behind how the ‘new’ city of Salisbury’s location was chosen.
After visiting Old Sarum, head into the city to see the ‘newer’ Cathedral. Within the Cathedral see the font, oldest working clock and the Magna Carta exhibition within the Chapter House. If you have a head for heights then booking onto a Tower Tour is a must.
After this, you’ll probably be ready for a spot of lunch! There are several options available within the Cathedral Close or alternatively make the short walk into the city centre.
Once you are refuelled and refreshed explore some of the city’s other historic delights from the former home of Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath at Arundells or the beautiful Queen-Anne townhouse, Mompesson House. Learn more about Salisbury and Stonehenge’s history by visiting Salisbury Museum or discover more about our local regiment on a trip to our military museum, The Rifles.
Why not extend your stay and take in the greater Wiltshire history too? Just ten miles north of Salisbury you’ll find the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Pre-booking your visit to Stonehenge is strongly advised.
For other ideas on what to see and do in the area browse our things to do pages or download our free Salisbury app – available on both Apple and Android.
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