There are some wonderful places to visit in Salisbury including the Cathedral, St Thomas’s Church and Stonehenge as well as many other tourist attractions.
The Rifles Museum and The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum are also very interesting places to visit, you can find them in The Close.
Places to Visit in Salisbury – The Cathedral
Why not visit historic Salisbury Cathedral set in the beautiful surroundings of the Cathedral close. It’s over 750 years old and features the tallest spire of any cathedral in the land at 404 feet. It is the most popular of all of the tourist attractions in Salisbury
You’ll also find that It contains the oldest working medieval clock in the world, made by 1386.
There are guided tours of the Cathedral Tower available and they can be booked online at the Tower tour times and booking page. Salisbury Cathedral is usually open from 09:00 – 17:00 in the summer and 12:00 to 16:00 in the winter.
Other popular Attractions in Salisbury for you to enjoy
The Salisbury Museum – The Kings House, 65 The Close. Includes the King’s House Cafe.
The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum – The Wardrobe, 58 The Close.
Mompesson House – The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EL.
Arundells – The former home of Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.
St Thomas’s Church is located in St Thomas’s square and is just a few hunderd yards away from the Cathedral Close.
The Church is home to the famous Doom Painting as well as 3 medieval wall paintings in the Lady Chapel, information about these can be found on the website.
Interesting Tourist attractions outside of the City
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in South Wiltshire, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. There is a visitor centre on site and it’s well worth a visit if you want to know more about the history of Stonehenge.
Wilton House is an English country house situated at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire. It has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years.
I believe that it’s also one of the locations for the filming of Pride And Prejudice.
The House is generally open during the summer from 11.30am – 5pm although it’s best to refer to their website. The grounds are open for most of the year.
Located on a hilltop north of Salisbury, Old Sarum is the site of the original city. The Bishop relocated Salisbury Cathedral to its current location in 1219.
Most of the site is free to enter, although there is a charge to enter the Inner Bailey.
As you can see, we have a wonderful range of places to visit in Salisbury and should keep everyone happy. The City is also a popular destination for those considering retirement.
I hope you enjoy the City and all of its wonderful tourist attractions, it’s well worth a visit.