Salisbury Military Itinerary
Both Salisbury and Wiltshire have strong military connections, particularly as Salisbury Plain, a major training ground for the Army is located in the county, approximately ten miles north of the city.
Find out more about our local military connections with our military itinerary:
Start your day at The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum within Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. This museum showcases the service of men of Berkshire and Wiltshire from 1743 to the present day. Various temporary exhibitions take place here too.
After the Rifles, pop along to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection near Old Sarum. Here, you can come face-to-face with aviation restoration, climb aboard several aircraft and learn more about the connections the local area has with flight. The collection is held within a hangar at Old Sarum Airfield, having relocated from Boscombe Down Airfield a few years ago.
In 2019, there will be a new military attraction, the Royal Artillery Museum locating to Larkhill in Wiltshire – adding to the military activities that you can do in the Salisbury area.
Exploring Salisbury Plain further
If you would like to explore Salisbury Plain further – why not consider joining onto a trip with Stonehenge ATV? Here, you will get to go along byways onto areas of Salisbury Plain that are not often open to the public and get to see areas of the military training zone that you might not have known of.
Another way to explore the Plain is with Salisbury Plain Safaris, offering 4 x 4 tours of the landscape including one with a military theme.
Other military attractions in the area
To the south of Salisbury, on the edge of Blandford Forum, you’ll find the Royal Signals Museum and just over the Wiltshire border into Hampshire there’s the Museum of Army Flying.
Further afield you will also find REME Museum (due to open later in 2017) and Fleet Air Arm Museum.
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