Wide view of old buildings with a spire behind

Salisbury and Stonehenge

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Enjoy history, culture and family fun with ease

Ideally situated near the iconic site of Stonehenge, the beautiful South Coast and the picturesque New Forest, Salisbury is the perfect base for a short break or family holiday.

The Cathedral Close

Salisbury Cathedral is set in the largest Cathedral Close in Britain, covering over 80 acres.

If you are looking for a quiet spot to relax, look no further! With lots of shady trees, rolling lawns and peregrines and swifts to entertain you in the summer, you couldn’t find a better spot for a family picnic. If you haven’t had the time to pack one, don’t panic, the Bell Tower Tea Rooms has a selection of take away snacks to suit all tastes (contactless payments only).

There is also an incredible variety of places to visit within the Cathedral Close. We recommend making a day of your visit by exploring the other properties, such as:

Salisbury Museum


Mompesson House

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum

Sarum College (B&B, venue hire)

Sarum College (learning)

The City of Salisbury

Both traditional and original, our city is ageless and full of things to see and do.

The city of Salisbury was built by artists and pilgrims, inn keepers and merchants, and has welcomed travellers for over 800 years. Nestled in the rural beauty of Wiltshire, it’s a city in the countryside. Walk 5 minutes in any direction and you will find one of the five rivers that flow through it or one of the popular parks the locals picnic or cycle in.

In the city centre you will find both heritage architecture and contemporary art side by side, artisan bakeries as well as modern cuisine, flourishing art cafes and independent shops and plenty of traditional and boutique hotels to stay at.


Experience Salisbury Traditional Original Logo in blue

Experience Salisbury is the hub for all information regarding life in our incredible city. Whether you are looking for things to do, places to eat, or sites to see, we recommend visiting their website to learn everything that this traditional, but original city has to offer.

Experience Salisbury


A World Heritage site that needs no introduction.

Whether it was an ancient calendar, a monument to the ancestors, or even an extra-terrestrial sculpture, Stonehenge and the Neolithic landscape are an iconic part of our local heritage.
Stonehenge consists of an outer ring of upright ‘standing stones’ with horizontal ‘lintel’ stones laid across the top connecting them. There is a circle of smaller stones within the main ring and the whole site is aligned with the sunrise on the summer solstice.

The spectacular stones are arranged in earthworks within a large Neolithic and Bronze age site which includes hundreds of burial mounds.

The site is a scheduled ancient monument is also one of UNESCO’s listed World Heritage Sites.

We are part of a bus tour that connects Salisbury train station with Stonehenge and Old Sarum, the original location of Salisbury Cathedral before it moved to its current location. More information about The Stonehenge Tour can be found on their website.