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Historical Wiltshire cathedral city on the edge of Salisbury Plain. Where do you want to go on your visit to Salisbury? We've got plenty of interesting things to do and fun places to go across the city.

Medieval Wiltshire city of Salisbury, with its famous cathedral and busy shopping and market centre. Located near to Salisbury Plain and Stonehenge.

Known for...   Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury Plain, New Sarum, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Poultry Cross and Salisbury Racecourse


Did you know...

  • Salisbury is the only cathedral city in the county of Wiltshire.
  • People have lived in the area since prehistory, with evidence of Neolithic settlement on the hilltop of Old Sarum. The city was not established until 1220.
  • The World Heritage Site of Stonehenge is about 8 miles from Salisbury and attracts a lot of visitors to the area.



 

  Attractions

Splash Of Colour

The have-a- go ceramics cafe.
72 Fisherton Street
Salisbury
SP2 7RB

01722322250

 

Playmore Ltd

Amusements & Arcades.
3 Brown Street
Salisbury
SP1 1HE

01722333540

 

Special Offer Tandem Skydive In Salisbury

Seek the ultimate thrill and try a tandem skydive in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2EJ

 

Salisbury Cathedral FREE

For over 750 years pilgrims have come to Salisbury to seek inspiration in the glory and peace of the building and its surroundings.
6 The Close
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2EJ

Recommended by Keith, Wiltshire
“Very tranquil grounds tucked away behind the busy city streets, and plenty of interesting historical facts to absorb within the cathedral itself. Well worth a visit...”

 

Mompesson House

National Trust - Exquisite 18th-century house.
Wiltshire
SP1 2EL

 

Farmer Giles Farmstead

We pride ourselves on being a Good Value Family Day Out whatever the weather.
Teffont
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP3 5QY

 

Figsbury Ring FREE

National Trust - Neolithic and Iron Age site rich in wildlife, offering sweeping views of surrounding countryside.
Figsbury Ring
North-east of Salisbury
SP4 6DT

 

Little Clarendon FREE

National Trust - Late 15th-century stone house.
Dinton
Salisbury
SP3 5DZ

 

Pepperbox Hill FREE

National Trust - Chalk ridge landmark with far-reaching views and rich natural heritage.
Pepperbox Hill
Salisbury
SP5 3QL

 

Dinton Park And Philipps House

National Trust - A Neo-Grecian house restored to its setting of rolling parkland.
Dinton
Salisbury
SP3 5HH

 

Wilton House And Gardens

Beautiful stately home and gardens. You'll also find a kids play park, restaurant and plenty of great picnic spots.
Wilton
Salisbury
SP2 0BJ

Recommended by Jo Wilkinson, Salisbury
“'This is a historical venue but with loads of things for all the family to do. They often have big events here, such as vintage car shows. There is a really super kids park set in the grounds and it attracts alot of picnic blankets and families! '”

 

Old Sarum

Iron Age hill fort where the first Salisbury cathedral once stood.
Castle Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 3SD

Recommended by Keith, Wiltshire
“Fascinating iron age hill fort, the remains of the original Salisbury Cathedral and a Norman motte and bailey castle - all on the same site!”

 
 

  Museums

The Yard

Museums & Galleries.
16 Dew's Road
Salisbury
SP2 7SL

01722414411

 

The Rifles Museum

The Musuem holds the collection and archives relating to the Infantry Regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire from 1748.
58 The Close
Salisbury
SP1 2EX

01722419419

 

75 New Street Contemporary Jewellery

Museums & Galleries.
75 New Street
Salisbury
SP1 2NN

01722328518

 

Castle Galleries

Art Gallery & Shop.
81 Castle Street
Salisbury
SP1 3SP

01722333734

 

Redcoats In The Wardrobe

Museums & Galleries.
West Walk House
The Close
Salisbury
SP1 2EN

01722419419

 

Hazel Morgan Fine Artist

Museums & Galleries.
Harnham
3 Meadow Cottages
Middle Street
SP2 8LR

01722416309

 

Oliver Graham

Museums & Galleries.
97A Brown Street
Salisbury
SP1 2BA

01722503610

 

Salisbury And South Wiltshire Museum

Based in the King’s House, opposite Salisbury Cathedral.
The Kings House
65 The Close
Salisbury
SP1 2EN

01722332151

 

Black Sheep Galleries

Museums & Galleries.
23 Butcher Row
Salisbury
SP1 1EP

01722324241

 
 

  Parks

Harnham Recreation Ground FREE

With the river Nadder flowing through this is a tranquil rural spot popular with local residents and visitors alike.
Harnham Road
Salisbury
SP2 8JY

 

Ashley Road Open Space And Fisherton Recreation Ground FREE

These two expanses of green join the Avon Valley water meadows that run on both sides of the river.
Ashley Road
Salisbury
SP2 7DD

 

Queen Elizabeth Gardens FREE

Situated just outside of Salisbury city centre, Queen Elizabeth Gardens combines formal planting with a relaxed atmosphere.
Nr Crane Bridge Road
Salisbury
SP2 7TW

 

Bourne Hill Gardens FREE

One of the most informal and natural areas within the centre of Salisbury, with an abundance of trees, shrubs, flowers & wildlife.
Bourne Hill
Salisbury
SP1 3UZ

 

Middle Street Meadow FREE

One of Salisbury’s best kept secrets, Middle Street Meadow in Harnham provides wildlife habitat in its long grasses and pond area.
Harnham
Salisbury
SP2 8LP

 

Nadder Island FREE

Nadder Island is a tiny crescent-shaped wooded island in the River Nadder in the Salisbury suburb of Harnham.
Middle Street
West Harnham
Wiltshire
SP2 8LP

 

Churchill Gardens FREE

Located just over a mile to the south of the city centre, within walking distance of the shops, the cathedral & Salisbury College.
Off Southampton Road
Salisbury
SP1 2LW

 

The Greencroft FREE

Grassland area cut across with pathways and avenues of trees close to Bourne Hill Gardens. In spring a stunning display of flowers.
Salisbury
SP1 1JD

 

Wyndham Park Open Space FREE

An open square of grass, lined by trees and walls within a popular residential area of Salisbury.
Bedwin Street
Salisbury
SP1 3UT

 

Cockey Down FREE

This is a magnificent area of chalk downland, offering superb views of Salisbury Cathedral spire and the beautiful surroundings.
Old Malthouse Lane
Bishopdown
Wiltshire
SP4 6DR

 

Victoria Park FREE

The oldest park in Salisbury and perhaps the most traditional: from the large gates to the perimeter fencing.
Stratford Road
Salisbury
SP1 3JH

 

The Devenish FREE

The Devenish nature reserve is a wonderful mix of young woodland, mature beech woodland, chalk downland and meadow.
Beech Walk
Lower Woodford
Wiltshire
SP4 6AJ

 

Blackmoor Copse The Vaughan Pickard Reserve FREE

One of the most important woods in Wiltshire for wildlife and is criss-crossed by woodland paths.
Livery Road
Farley
SP5 1AG

 

Little Langford Down FREE

Little Langford Down is a chalk downland coombe, surrounded on almost all sides by Grovely Wood.
Little Langford
Wiltshire
SP3 4NR

 

Hudson's Field FREE

Large open space to the north of Salisbury just below the remains of Old Sarum. The field is used for a number of sports.
Castle Road
Salisbury
SP1 3SA

 

Middleton Down FREE

Flowers, butterflies and stunning views sum up Middleton Down.
Manor Farm Road
Broad Chalke
Wiltshire
SP5 5DT

 

Coombe Bissett Down FREE

Coombe Bissett Down is a chalk downland valley south west of the city of Salisbury.
Pennings Drove
Homington
Wiltshire
SP5 4NA

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Salisbury

Multi-screen cinema.
New Canal
Wiltshire
SP1 2AA

03330144501

 

Odeon Salisbury

Multi-screen cinema.
15 New Canal
Salisbury
SP1 2AA

03330144501

 
 

  Theatre

Salisbury Playhouse

Popular regional theatre with a varied programme.
Malthouse Lane
Salisbury
SP2 7RA

01722320333

 
 

  Comedy

City Hall

The best in live comedy,dance,music, and more.
Malthouse Lane
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP2 7TU

01722434434

 
 

  Golf

Salisbury & South Wiltshire Golf Club

Set in the glorious Wiltshire countryside close to the medieval City of Salisbury, the course offers magnificent views for miles around.
Netherhampton
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP2 8PR

01722-742645

 
 

  Leisure centres

Five Rivers Leisure Centre

Swimming pool, fitness centre and many other activities available.
Hulse Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 3NR

01722339966

 

LA Fitness

Modern health and fitness club.
Summerlock Approach
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP2 7UT

08431701040

 
 

  Karting

Wessex Raceway

Indoor go-karting.
Units 3&4 Grimsdyke Granaries
Blandford Road
Salisbury
SP5 5RL

08445762420

Recommended by Rick Parry, Salisbury

 

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