Top 10 Picnic Spots in Salisbury
If the weather is good and you fancy a picnic but aren’t sure where to go let us give you some suggestions for our top picnic spots in and around Salisbury.
1. The Cathedral Close
With spectacular views looking across to the Cathedral and extensive lawns, the Cathedral Close is a popular spot with locals looking for a picnic.
2. Queen Elizabeth Gardens
Pick your spot alongside the river or if you are with a family near to the play park. Spot ducks, fish and other wildlife and if you are still feeling hungry after your picnic there’s often an ice cream van here too! During selected Sundays during the summer you can enjoy live music as part of the Music in the Park events.
3. The grounds of Salisbury Arts Centre
Sit in these pleasant grounds beside the Salisbury Arts Centre. You’ll often see yarn-bombing dotted around the grounds too.
4. Wilton House
The beautiful gardens of Wilton House make a great picnic spot. Once you’ve finished eating explore the Japanese garden and arboretum plus children will enjoy the outdoor adventure playground.
5. Stonehenge landscape
There aren’t many places in the world where you can picnic in such ancient surroundings! Enjoy your picnic in the wider-Stonehenge landscape.
6. Old Sarum
Enjoy the views from a picnic spot at Old Sarum. Make time to see the ruins of the old cathedral and the old settlement of Salisbury.
7. Downton Moot
Downton Moot sits within the pretty village of Downton, around eight miles south of Salisbury. There are eight acres of land to explore here bordered by the river Avon.
8. Figsbury Ring
Just off the A30, this popular walking spot also makes a lovely place for a picnic. Spot unusual plants and enjoy the views.
9. The New Forest National Park
Head to Nomansland, Lover or Landford – all villages within short reach of Salisbury that sit within this National Park.
10. Avon Valley Nature Reserve
Situated close by to the Five Rivers Community Campus, this nature reserve straddles the River Avon. See if you can spot kingfishers, enjoy leisurely strolls after your picnic or simply relax.
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