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Getting Here

Aerial view of Salisbury Cathedral and the city

Salisbury Cathedral is situated in the centre of the picturesque and historic city of Salisbury which is surrounded by the beautiful Wiltshire country side. The city has excellent road, rail, bus and coach links to London, Stonehenge, Bath and the South Coast, excellent 'park and ride' facilities, and a great network of pedestrian and cycle paths.

You can download a map of Salisbury Cathedral and the Close at the bottom of this page.

Click here for information about getting to Stonehenge

 

Driving:

Salisbury lies on the intersection of the A30, the A36 and the A338 and is at the end of the A343A345A354 and A360. If you are using a GPS to navigate, the Cathedral’s postcode is SP1 2EJ.  From London, take the M3 then the A303 and the A345, approximately a 1½ - 2 hour drive.

Please note that if you are planning to drive into the Cathedral Close in a campervan, minibus or coach, there are height and width restrictions on the gates. See map at bottom of the page for details.

Parking

Limited parking is available within the Cathedral Close at a fixed cost of £6.00 for the day (this includes disabled car park spaces). If you are visiting for a shorter period of time you will find the park and ride sites or city centre car parks more economical.

The closest parking to the Cathedral Close is at the Old George Mall and Lush House car parks.  The Central car park is a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively use one of the five Park and Ride sites.  

 

From London

Day trips from London are run by Golden ToursEvan Evans and Premium Tours.

 

Bus or Coach

Salisbury has regular bus services from Southampton, Bournemouth, Ringwood, Swindon, Marlborough, Andover and Amesbury as well as coach services from Bath, Oxford, Brighton, Bristol and Cambridge.

The Stonehenge Tour (operated by Wilts & Dorset buses) joins the sites of Stonehenge, Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral in one trip.

Regional travel is serviced by Wilts and Dorset Buses - for national travel contact National Express Coaches.

 

Train

Two  main rail routes intersect at Salisbury so getting here by train from London, Bath and the West Country is easy.  The Cathedral is less than a 10-minute level walk from the station.

South West Trains operate direct trains from London Waterloo to Salisbury (journey time 90 minutes).  .

First Great Western run routes from Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Portsmouth and Southampton.

For train timetables visit the National Rail website.

 

Walking and Cycling

Salisbury sits at the confluence of five rivers: the Nadder, Ebble, Wylye, Bourne and the Avon and offers some lovely riverside walks and cycles. Most of the city is in level walking distance of the Cathedral. If you have time, it is worth doing the famous Constable Walk or joining one of the excellent city tours offered by Salisbury City Guides. Cycle parking is available in the Cathedral Close and in the city centre - if you are travelling by train and bringing your bike, you will need to book your cycle on the train in advance. Salisbury is situated in the heart of a rural community which offers a range of cycling opportunities for the enthusiast.

 

Air

Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are only 1½ hrs drive from Salisbury and Southampton and Bournemouth International Airports are 40 minutes by car. Exeter, Bristol and Birmingham airports are also within easy reach. 

 

For more ideas or travel information see the Visit Wiltshire website or download their free Visit Salisbury App.

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