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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.

The Merchant's House
The Merchant's House
3.5 out of 5
29 Milford St, Salisbury, England
The price is £63 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund and Salisbury Cathedral. Cathedral Close ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)
"Nice place and the staff were friendly and welcoming. It would have been good if the window opened to get some fresh air. But other than that, it was great!"

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2021

The Merchant's House
Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge
Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge
4 out of 5
Midsummer Place, Solstice Park, Salisbury, England
The price is £100 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Woodhenge and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Durrington Walls. Stonehenge and Old Sarum are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (742 reviews)
"The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The shower in the en-suite was a bit awkward to use."

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2021

Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge
Mercure White Hart Salisbury
Mercure White Hart Salisbury
4 out of 5
St John Street, Salisbury, England
The price is £81 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in the heart of Salisbury, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedral Close and Salisbury Cathedral. Mompesson House and Arundells ...
4/5Very Good! (440 reviews)
"Nice and unique looking hotel in the centre of Salisbury"

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

Mercure White Hart Salisbury
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.
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
The price is £85 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps away from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (709 reviews)
"Its in beautiful Bath and it feels like a Georgian Bath Property to stay in."

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
3.5 out of 5
The price is £195 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
Located in Bath City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Milsom Quarter, Roman Baths and Theatre Royal Bath. Thermae Bath Spa and Bath Abbey are ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)
"The property was very well presented and check in was nice and simple with lock boxes for keys. Also my friend left her phone at the apartment but it was handled with exceptionally resulting in it being delivered to us while still in bath! Really would recommend these properties for anyone wanting ..."

Reviewed on 19 May 2021

Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
Glamping on the Hill
Glamping on the Hill
2 out of 5
The price is £100 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Situated in Radstock, this campsite is within 6 miles (10 km) of Nunney Castle, Downside Abbey (Basilica of St. Gregory the Great) and Black Swan Arts. Radstock ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Great stay glamping on the hill.
"Brilliant 2 night stay, very comfortable and very clean. The weather was very cold but the log burner worked a treat. Our 8 year old loved it."

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Glamping on the Hill
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.

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