Weekend Breaks to Salisbury
Planning a short break to Salisbury? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Salisbury. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Salisbury. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.
Top 10 Things in Salisbury on a Short Break
Located in the Close, but you can't miss it's tall pointed spire. This is one of England's classic Cathedrals and is magnificent in it's grandiour.
The structure is 700 years old and much of the original still stands. The stonework is outstanding and its worth going on one of the regular guided tours, to take in the english history that the Cathedral holds .
For more information visit - www.salisburycathedral.org.uk
Situated in the town of Wilton(Not surprising) about 5km to the west of Salisbury. This home of the Earl of Pembroke and dating back 500 years has been renovated a number of times since, notably the 17th century state rooms designed by the renowned architect Inigo Jones. The house enjoys a rich history and the rooms are impeccably furnished, including paintings from some of the great masters.
More info is at www.wiltonhouse.com
Easy to get to about 12km northwest of Salisbury and a must see for the visitor to the area. Many people throughout the years have come up with theories concerning this ring of ancient giant stones, but its all guesswork and it will always be a mystery. The new age movement are the latest in a long line to hold these stones as sacred. An enlightening audio tour is included in the price, but it very touristy.
Just 3km north of the town off the A345, This was the original town here going back to Saxon times and beyond. The Normans built a castle at the site and a Cathedral was constructed in 1092. The remains of the castle and Cathedral can still be seen and some of the ruins were used to build the present Cathedral at New Sarem (Salisbury).
Website information: www.britainexpress.com/Where_to_go_in_Britain/Destination_Library/old-sarum
69 New Street, This superb restaurant is located in the centre of town by the Cathedral. Just about the finest dining you'll find in town serves English fare with a touch of French flair. This really is a treat and as you might expect the most expensive in town. The decor is modern, service and cuisine are excellent and there is a small relaxed bistro next door. The menu is constantly changing as the chef is inspired.
For information go to: www.frommers.com/destinations/salisbury
This fine hotel is part of the furniture in Salisbury and is perfectly situated right next to the Cathedral in Milford Street. Stay in part of the towns history, the traditional coaching inn dates back to the 13th century, but retains all the modern facilities. The hotel offers lovingly decorated bedrooms, stylish public areas and the charming Vine restaurant for a quick bite or full meal.
To find more info go to: www.the-redlion.co.uk
58 The Close, located in an elegant house among the many in The Close. Anyone with even a passing interest in military matters will really enjoy this.Items of importance are the D- Day to Victory exhibit, The War Diaries, collections of wartime writings from soldiers in the regiments covering the 1st and 2nd WW.
Please go to: www.thewardrobe.org.uk
This cultural festival is held annually in May, over the Bank Holiday weekend. Plenty of things to do and see including street theatre, classics in the Cathedral, Chamber concerts, Opera, Dance, children's shows, Films, Exhibitions and lots more. The events take place at various venues in town and involve International as well as local performances.
For info visit www.salisburyfestival.co.uk
30 Milford Street, housed in a former church (Hence the name). The club occupies a large area and has 3 dance floors. Bars, a soul room (Still saving souls after all these years), The Vestry a 13th century pub that is included in the club as a quiet area. There are different events on most nights and weekends get crowded.
For details visit www.salisburynightclubs.co.uk
23b The High Street, in the heart of the town you will find this centre with a bit of history thrown in. The centre is next to the 13th century George Inn (mentioned in Samuel Pepys diary, probably came in for a swift half) The mall retains it's original timbered frontage and contains all the High St shops and cafes/coffee shops
For another "Olde England"shopping experience try Watson's in Queen St for china and glass;
For more info goto www.visitsalisburyuk.co.uk
Cholterton Rare Breeds Farm - Select Activity!
A Rare breed farm located between Porton and Gratley. Fun for all the family. grate things to do with animals like holding rabbits, feeding goats, pony rides, tractor rides and amazing outdoor and indoor adventure play parks
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