Salisbury

Travel Guide
Salisbury Cathedral which includes heritage architecture and tranquil scenes
Walk around the legendary rocks of Stonehenge and other prehistoric relics and hike through Wiltshire’s lush green countryside.

The River Avon runs through Salisbury, an old-world city known for its iconic Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments. A majestic cathedral of Early English design stands in its center near charming landmarks. Learn about human settlements from more than 2,000 years ago as you explore the historic sites.

Head north to one of the world’s best-known archeological spots, Stonehenge. Marvel at the ring of large standing stones set in place between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago. Learn about the surrounding trench, which dates even earlier. Many theories surround the meaning of the stones however, it was most likely a burial ground.

Walk 2 miles (3 kilometers) east across nature paths to discover Woodhenge, the lesser-known site. Concrete blocks now represent the wooden frames that once held together a circular structure. Look for the subtle remnants of the ditch that surrounded oval-shaped rings.

On your return to the city, stop at the hilltop monument of Old Sarum to see its Norman castle. Cross a bridge over two former moats to reach the castle’s ruined wall. Observe the layout of the former cathedral.

Back in the city center, visit the Salisbury Cathedral. Here find possibly the world’s oldest working clock and one of only four preserved copies of England’s Magna Carta. Gaze up at the country’s tallest church spire and take the tower tour. Prehistoric relics from the region are housed in the Salisbury Museum in the stately mansion.

The city is among the brightest parts of England, with particularly sunny and warm weather in July. Winters are fairly cold and wet.

Salisbury is the only city in the rural county of Wiltshire. It is next to the Salisbury Plain, a region of chalky terrain in the southeastern part of the county. Regular trains depart London to arrive in the charming city in 90 minutes. It takes about 1 hour longer to drive the 88-mile (142-kilometer) journey southwest from the capital.

Travel back to prehistory in the pleasant green fields and hills of Salisbury.

Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Midsummer Place, Solstice Park, Salisbury, England, SP4 7SQ
The price is £104 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Salisbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (837 reviews)
"We liked everything. The Staff friendly and very helpful. The food was great. We could not fault anything. The room had everything, kettle, iron, etc. Thank you."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2022

Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge, an IHG Hotel
Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
4 out of 5
Harnham Road, Salisbury, England, SP2 8JQ
The price is £106 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Salisbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
Pleasant stay in Salisbury
"We stayed for two nights of a mini road trip, during which we worked from the hotel during the day. The WiFi was great, even in the garden area near the stream. The breakfast was nice as well, the staff members were friendly, and everything was clean. The location was an easy walk from the city center ..."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2022

Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
The Riverside
The Riverside
3.5 out of 5
Harnham Road, 70, Salisbury, England, SP2 8JN
The price is £122 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Salisbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (19 reviews)
"The staff couldn't do enough for us - super friendly and helpful. Our River view room was lovely as we could just walk up to the hotel terrace for an evening drink, with a view across to Salisbury Cathedral. Parking is easy and there's lots of it. We opted for the breakfast which was nice (sorry ..."

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2022

The Riverside
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Peartree Serviced Apartments
Peartree Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
17-19 Mill Road, Salisbury, England, SP2 7RT
The price is £149 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Salisbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (177 reviews)
"A nice apartment close to the train station."

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2022

Peartree Serviced Apartments
Stonehenge Cottages
Stonehenge Cottages
5 out of 5
Greville House, Lower Woodford, Salisbury, England, SP4 6NQ
The price is £159 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in Salisbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (95 reviews)
Fantastic place to stay
"Beautiful accommodation with everything you could need included plus extras you don’t usually have provided like rolls for breakfast with was lovely. Fantastic place to stay with the dog and the hosts were very friendly when my other half dumped into them when heading back from the evening walk plus ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2022

Stonehenge Cottages
Hillside Self Catering
Hillside Self Catering
3 out of 5
Hillside, Odstock, Salisbury, England, SP5 4JE
Stay at this 3-star chalet in Salisbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Salisbury Cathedral and Cathedral Close are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (138 reviews)
"A peaceful location,friendly hosts and nice room with all amenities. Would definitely recommend to others."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2022

Hillside Self Catering
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