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The city was officially founded in 1220, however it is believed that the area had been a settlement for many years prior to this. The area was controlled by both the Normans and the Romans and there is evidence to suggest that there was once a Neolithic settlement in the area. The town as we know it today was established by the Bishop Richard Poore who decided to build both a n...Read more
The city today has a population of just over 50,000 and is situated in Wiltshire, the rural heartland of Southern England. It offers a wide range of places to stay as well as shopping, activities and annual events. The market which takes place every Tuesday and Saturday has been in existence since 1227. Salisbury mixes the rustic with the contemporary to make it one of the most...Read more
Each year Salisbury hosts a myriad of events that are fun for the whole family. These events are as enjoyable as they are varied and there’s always something going on that will suit the needs of everyone. Such events include the International Arts Festival, the St George’s Day Celebration, the Winterfest and many more. No matter what your hobbies and interests, there is bou...Read more
Perhaps Salisbury’s most famous attraction is of course the mysterious Stonehenge, which is located a mere eight miles from the city. Stonehenge is one of the country’s (and the world’s) most recognisable landmarks and it is still shrouded in mystery to this day. The precise date of its creation is still unknown but most archaeologists agree that is was earlier than 2000 ...Read more
5. Things To Do
Salisbury and the surrounding countryside is perfect for those who like to cycle or enjoy a country walk. It has many well maintained footpaths, cycle paths and country lanes which are ideal for those who like nothing better than experiencing the great outdoors and the joys of rural England. There are routes to suit any ability whether you want a trip that will push you to you...Read more
Salisbury has some of the best pubs and restaurants in the whole of England. The range is massive from Italian, Indian, Thai, Chinese and of course traditional English - Salisbury has it all. The choice of venue is varied and extensive and there is something to suit everyone’s taste buds and pocket! For those who want to experience some great nightlife then Salisbury can acc...Read more
Salisbury is very accessible with great rail and road links. There is a direct line between the city and the capital and the journey takes about an hour and a half by train. The city is can be reached directly by rail from many of the UK’s major cities and rail hubs including Bath, Portsmouth, Bristol and Cardiff. There are regular bus and coach services to the city and the c...Read more
Salisbury offers a lot in terms of entertainment and is a great cultural destination. Perhaps the best venue in Salisbury is City Hall. It offers some of the best live music performances and is host to some of the most successful stand up comedians in the country. Ballet performances and variety acts are also a common feature as well as performances aimed at children. The Salis...Read more
9. Famous Landmarks
The region’s most famous landmark is of course Stonehenge. This iconic monument really has to be seen to be believed and is the best example of prehistoric architecture in the world.
10. Interesting Fact
At 404 feet Salisbury cathedral’s spire is the tallest in the country. The spire was originally constructed in 1320 and still remains in perfect condition to this day – a testimony to the quality of its masonry.
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01 September 2013 - 30 September 2013
The Food and Drink Festival provides a fantastic range of delicious food and drink for everyone to sample and purchase. There is a wide variety of stalls to suit all tastebuds and appetites. You can sample Chinese, Indian, Thai or French cuisine in addition to local tra ...more
01 April 2013 - 30 April 2013
Salisbury is one of the few cities in the UK celebrate St Georges Day (England’s Patron Saint). Activities take place all over the city and the program of events change every year. Over previous years there have been duelling knights, medieval street performances and ...more
01 May 2013 - 30 June 2013
Each year Salisbury International Arts Festival has a fun filled program of dance, theatre, film, circus performance and much, much more. The Festival takes on a different theme each year and the various activities and performances reflect and compliment this. Previous ...more
01 January 2013 - 31 January 2013
Salisbury Winterfest is held every year at Castle Street Social Club and is always a hit. It is organised by a local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale and gives visitors and locals a chance to sample some quality seasonal ale. The Campaign for Real Ale is a pressure ...more
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Salisbury council hosted a ceremony celebrating the achievements of some of the city’s most gifted gardeners. Prizes were awarded by the mayor of Salisbury, John Abbott, for a wide range of categories. One of the categories was the ever popular...
A local business has helped raise over £700 and donated six wheelchairs to the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLEMSA). Mobility 2000 Ltd. raised the money through the annual Indefatigable Old Boys Association reunion and the company donated...
A former engineering works in nearby Wellworthy is set to be transformed into an area ideal for storage, industrial activity and other commercial use. The 17.5 acre site is part of Ringwood and has stood empty and dormant for...
A tennis centre in Victory Park in Salisbury has received the prestigious Beacon Status from the Lawn Tennis Association and Tennis Foundation. The club joins the ranks of around 150 other clubs in the country that have qualified to receive the accolade....
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