Salisbury boasts an incredible 5000 years of history all of which is waiting to be explored by you. There is something for everyone whether you’re interested in historical attractions, stately homes, or the Arts.
The magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, set in our beautiful Cathedral Close, is home to one of only four remaining Magna Carta which can be found in the Cathedral’s Chapter House with its new, interactive exhibition.
Also in The Close is the award winning Salisbury Museum with one of Europe’s most extensive collections of pre-historic artefacts. The Museum hosts an impressive range of historic collections, exhibitions, and activities throughout the year at its historic King’s House location.
(Photograph credit to Ash Mills)
Arundell’s, the home of former prime minister Sir Ted Heath, and its beautiful gardens are situated to the west of The Close. Home to much of Sir Ted Heath’s personal collections and memorabilia the house is open to the public on Sir Heath’s request so that the beauty of the house and grounds could be shared with all.
The National Trust’s Mompesson House, also in The Close, is another fine example of the rich architecture available in Salisbury, featuring a portion of the film set to 1995’s Sense and Sensibility and an impressive collection of glassware and period furniture.
Salisbury Playhouse is nationally recognised and locally adored for the spectacular range and persistently high quality of performances it produces and hosts. This year’s Christmas pantomime is Aladdin, which promises a hilarious evening for the whole family. For an unrivalled selection of comedy, music or drama, take the time to visit Salisbury Arts Centre where you are sure to find an event to your taste. (Photo credit to Chris Zuidyk)
Easily accessible and well worth exploring are the nearby Wilton House, Old Sarum and the world heritage site at Stonehenge. Approximately 45 minutes away are Stourhead House and Gardens, Longleat and Mottisfont Abbey. The vibrant cities of Bath, Winchester, and Southampton are also only a small distance away.
You can find more information on events and attractions in Salisbury at the Visit Salisbury website