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Making the most of the glorious weather in Salisbury, the team from VisitWiltshire and igerswiltshire got together for a joint instameet on Sunday 22 July. Salisbury is rich in architecture and historic buildings, and with plenty of things to do this summer it was the perfect time to capture it in all its glory on a sunny Sunday.

Starting our photo walk at The Salisbury Cathedral, we made our way towards St Anns Street. Here you can find a variety of buildings with distinctive architecture throughout different periods, as well as taking in different angles of the Cathedral City. Located on this street you can find the old location of Salisbury Museum and the National Trust property Joiners Hall, a grade 1 listed Jacobean townhouse. From there we discovered Trinity Hospital on Trinity Street, which was established as an almshouse around 1370 and has continued to be a base for charitable work in the city since.

Another stop-off on our photowalk was the National Trust property Mompesson House, an 18th century townhouse situated within the Cathedral Close. When you step inside, you are transported back 400 years, the décor and style is very much the same to what you would expect in its heyday. Seeped with history, it’s easy to imagine what life was like living in this property. Most notably, the house has a beautiful garden with a diverse mix of flowers popular with our Igers. In the corner of the garden is a tea room perfect for taking a break, children’s games including croquet and a gift shop.

Lazy Summer Garden at Mompesson House

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Altogether there were around 30 people who attended, all with different cameras whether that be DSLR or iPhone, so it was fascinating to see the different perspectives, angles and compositions.

Salisbury Museum were hosting the ‘Festival of Archaeology 2018’, a family-friendly weekend of heritage, archaeology and living history with stalls from attractions across the county including Stonehenge and Wiltshire Museum. This was a fantastic photo opportunity and the museum was buzzing.

Also, part of the museum is the Wessex Gallery, a modern and interactive area with plenty of factual information of the surrounding areas and discoveries dating back to 450AD. They are currently hosting the ‘Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows’ exhibition which is well worth a visit as well as ‘Salisbury Snapped’ displaying photos of how Salisbury has changed throughout the decades, which proved popular with some of our photographers.

Despite a busy morning we made time for lunch at The Refectory Café in Salisbury Cathedral to feast on delicious roasts, sandwiches, paninis, salads and soups. The Refectory is the perfect stop off for a bite to eat whilst exploring the Cathedral. When everyone had reenergised, we visited the Cathedral to take pictures of the magnificent ‘Les Colombes’ by Michael Pendry signifying peace and resilience and to capture the striking architecture and aura the cathedral displays. This was the last day to of the installation so we were very lucky to see it.

The pictures displayed above are only a selection of what was taken. To discover more of our day with igerswiltshire, use the #igerswiltshiresalisbury and #igerswiltshire. If this has made you want to pick up your camera and start snapping be sure to keep an eye on VisitWiltshire and IgersWiltshire Instagram, Twitter and Facebook profiles for details of our next instameet. Everyone is welcome, so we look forward to seeing you soon. Don’t forget to #timeforwiltshire in your pics. 




  1. Janelavinia2
    Great to read all enjoyed their photographic opportunities around some of Salisbury's historical sites... sadly I didn't make the meet up.. Trinity Hospital is one of my favourite places to visit in Salisbury.. probably because it is little known and a lovely quiet place... usually has beautiful hanging baskets in the summer .. Loved the photos!!

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