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.
Salisbury lies on the intersection of the A30, the A36 and the A338 and is at the end of the A343, A345, A354 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 or minibus, there are height and width restrictions on the gates. Coaches are not permitted in the Close - for further parking details please see the map at bottom of the page.
Limited parking is available within the Cathedral Close at a fixed cost of £6.00 for the whole 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 park. The Central car park is a 10-minute level walk away. Alternatively use one of the five Park and Ride sites.
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.
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.
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.