Salisbury Visitor information
An Introduction to Salisbury
Salisbury is set in England's rural heartland and has a history dating back over 5,000 years.
Things to do in Salisbury
Salisbury Cathedral is set within eight acres of lawn and Britain's tallest spire was added a generation later. The Cathedral holds a preserved Magna Carta. Salisbury is close to Stonehenge. Salisbury Museum is the home of the Stonehenge Gallery, the Monkton Deverill gold torc, the Warminster Jewel and the famous ‘Amesbury Archer’. Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival presents an array of events. Longleat Safari and Adventure Park also includes Longleat House, which is regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain. Old Sarum was the original Salisbury and the iron age fort was where the cathedral once stood. Mompesson House is an elegant 18th century house in the Cathedral Close. Also situated here is Arundells, the home of former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.
Travelling to Salisbury
Salisbury has a direct service to and from London Waterloo as well as regular services to Bath, Portsmouth, Exeter, Southampton, Bristol, and Cardiff.
By Bus and Coach
The Wilts and Dorset Bus Company offers local bus services and National Express travel to Salisbury.
Salisbury can be reached using the A30, A36, A338, A345 and the A360 is nearby.
Heathrow airport is approximately 90 minutes away. Southampton and Bournemouth, each less than an hour away, have flights from around the UK and Europe; while Exeter, Bristol and Birmingham airports are also within easy reach.