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Salisbury and Stonehenge

Combine your visit to the Cathedral with a look around the medieval city of Salisbury and a trip to Stonehenge.

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Salisbury and Stonehenge

Explore a quintessentially English city

The medieval city of Salisbury is well worth exploring. Whether you want to visit the traditional pubs, art galleries or simply admire the beautiful timber framed buildings, there is plenty to do. You’ll find high street brands alongside quirky independent shops, and Charter Market is held every Tuesday and Saturday. The city is surrounded by pretty parks, rivers and meadows. The Visit Wiltshire website can help you plan your visit.

Visit a world heritage site

The ancient site of Stonehenge is only 12km from the Cathedral – just a 20-minute drive away. As the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe, it is an absolute must-see. You’ll be able to marvel at the stone circle, learn about your Neolithic ancestors, and even see what a 5,500 year-old man looks like!

Tour options

Combine your visit to Salisbury Cathedral with a tour of the ancient site of Stonehenge only eight miles away.

  • Golden Tours, Evan Evans and Premium Tour bring visitors from London to Salisbury Cathedral on a daily basis as part of a package which also includes visiting Stonehenge and Bath.

  • The hop-on, hop-off Stonehenge Bus Tour takes visitors to Stonehenge, Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral. Get on the bus at Salisbury train station or any of the city centre stop.

  • Salisbury and Stonehenge tours can put together a tailor-made package if you’d prefer a private tour or something more in-depth.