Top 10 Salisbury Views
Whether you are a keen photographer or are looking for a romantic spot to take in the views of the city, we’ve put together our top 10 views of Salisbury and the surrounding areas below:
1. The views from the Tower of Salisbury Cathedral
If you don’t mind heights then this is one of the best ways to get views of the city. Climb the 332 steps to the base of the Spire and lookout across the city from above. At certain times of the year the Cathedral offer twilight tours too so you can see the city’s twinkling lights.
2. Across the water meadows
Walk along the Town Path towards Harnham for beautiful views over the water meadows towards the Cathedral. This is the spot from where Constable painted his famous scene of Salisbury Cathedral.
3. Old Sarum
From the outer bailey of Old Sarum your elevated position will give you views towards the city, overlooking Old Sarum airfield where you can watch planes and skydivers coming in to land and the surrounding countryside.
4. The Woodford Valley
Travel out north of Salisbury into the Woodford Valley for pretty villages with thatched cottages and beautiful views over the Avon valley.
Download a copy of the Salisbury & Wilton Walking Map and walk up to Bishopdown. Here you can look across to not only the Cathedral but also the Laverstock Downs.
6. Salisbury Racecourse
The elevated position of the racecourse lends itself perfectly for views across to Salisbury Cathedral and the surrounding countryside.
7. Pepperbox Hill
Just off the A36 towards Southampton you’ll find Pepperbox Hill. The land here is owned by the National Trust and you can see for miles from the top here.
8. Culver Street Car Park
An unusual one you may think however go to the top floor of this car park and you’ll see what we mean! You will get great views of Salisbury Cathedral from here.
9. The garden of Arundells
From the garden of Arundells, in the Cathedral Close you can enjoy views looking up the garden with the back of Arundells house and the Cathedral spire or face the other way and look out towards the river Avon and the Queen Elizabeth Gardens.
10. Mompesson House
Visit Mompesson House and see from the first floor the amazing views of Salisbury Cathedral and the Cathedral Close that the residents of this house would have enjoyed.
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