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Mini guide to Salisbury


The gateway to Stonehenge and an important historical city, Salisbury has many sights to enrapture the visitor. In addition to its famous imposing cathedral, the town's quaint streets are filled with Tudor inns which make a great place to linger before journeying on to Stonehenge or Avebury.

In Salisbury itself, the magnificent cathedral is worth many hours exploration. The spire was one of the tallest structures in the world when constructed in 1315 and today you can explore the tower. Also, inside the cathedral is one of only four surviving copies of the Magna Carta. The cathedral compound houses some 775 buildings dating from the 18th century and earlier. Old Sarum, on the outskirts of town, dates from the Iron Ages but flourished during the Middle Ages. The remains of the fortifications and buildings can still be seen and it also offers sweeping views over the Wiltshire countryside.

Salisbury is a great city to explore by foot because of its compact centre and numerous ancient buildings. But perhaps a walk with a difference takes in the various pubs which the city is renowned for. Start at the Haunch of Venison' continue to the 'Pheasant' and finish at the Avon Brewery Inn', all of them offering a different experience.

Just outside Salisbury is the world famous Stonehenge. The huge stone circle has baffled historians for centuries and continues to mystify and enthrall visitors who stare at the giant boulders sticking out from the flat plain all around. The larger but less well known stone circle at Avebury is also a short journey away. The pretty Hampshire and Dorset coastline is also nearby, featuring the historic New Forest, lovely beaches at Bournemouth and famous 'Millionaire's Mile' along Poole Harbour.

For shopping try the Old George Mall near the cathedral which contains over 40 shops. For food and drink there are numerous old pubs and inns. You can also try to see a play at The Salisbury Playhouse.

Trains depart for Salisbury hourly from Waterloo Station in London (duration: 90 minutes). National Express buses run from London (2.5 hours.) Driving from London, head west on the M3 then take the A30. The nearest recommended international is Heathrow, west of London, easily accessible by car or connecting rail.

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Macdonald Hotels, The White Hart

Rose & Crown Hotel

Milford Hall Classic Hotel

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