Explore Salisbury
Attractions and Places to Visit in Salisbury

With timbered buildings, an Early English Gothic Cathedral home to the famous Magna Carta, a thriving market, a buzzing arts scene, museums and some of England’s finest historic houses there are many things for you waiting to be explored. Today the city centre remains much as it was in medieval times, laid out in gridiron fashion.

The cathedral and a large number of timber-framed buildings survive. Salisbury is a tourist and market centre. Principal occupations are cattle and poultry marketing, engineering, brewing, leatherwork, and printing. The prehistoric stone monument Stonehenge (designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986) is about 8 miles (13 km) to the northwest. Salisbury has many attractions that will keep you entertained when you visit the city. Not only that, but you will learn more about the history of this interesting place.

Mompesson House in Salisbury

Mompesson House

Mompesson House is a quintessential Queen Anne townhouse, situated inside Salisbury's historic Cathedral Close. It has welcoming proportions and a homely atmosphere. The hidden and tranquil garden...
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Old Sarum in Salisbury

Old Sarum

Climb the mighty ramparts for views over the Wiltshire plains and imagine the once thriving town of Old Sarum. Stand in the footprint of Salisbury's original cathedral, conquer the royal castle...
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Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

For over 750 years, pilgrims have come to Salisbury to seek inspiration in the glory and peace of the building and surrounding Cathedral Close. Whether you come to worship, to marvel at or climb...
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Stonehenge in Salisbury


Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life
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Salisbury Museum in Salisbury

Salisbury Museum

Salisbury Museum is situated in the medieval King’s House, within the glorious setting of the Cathedral Close. The museum has fantastic collections, events and exhibitions year round
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Wilton House Salisbury

Wilton House

Since 1544 when the buildings and land were granted by Henry VIII to Sir William Herbert, Wilton House has been inextricably linked to the political and artistic circles of England, whilst at the same time providing employment and homes for estate workers.
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