Historic Salisbury and Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
Photography by Sam Richardson
Photography by Trevor Kearton
Historic Salisbury and Stonehenge
Superbly situated in southern England’s rural heartland, few destinations can match the amazing diversity of Salisbury and Stonehenge – with over 5,000 years of history there is no shortage of fascinating places to visit, and all conveniently within an hour or so’s drive of each other!
At the heart of the region, surrounded by beautiful countryside, lies medieval Salisbury, the perfect fusion of ancient and modern. Visible for miles around, the spire of Salisbury’s magnificent cathedral is the tallest in Britain and greets visitors from all corners as they enter the city.
Outside Salisbury you can explore a whole range of unique attractions, from the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and the Iron Age hill fort of Old Sarum, to the remains of a Roman villa at Rockbourne or the ruins of Old Wardour Castle. And not only is south Wiltshire renowned for its beautiful gardens – we also have some of Britain’s most fascinating stately homes and museums too.
But it’s not all history and heritage! Families will appreciate the excellent range of farm parks – where children can really get close to the animals – while our speciality shops, factory outlets, shopping malls and markets are perfect for a little retail therapy.
Salisbury’s five rivers are the source of its glorious water-meadows and the awe-inspiring sight of the Cathedral, rising from these lush, green fields, has been acclaimed as ‘Britain’s best view’. Outside the city lies a natural landscape of exquisite beauty, where rolling hills, chalk downlands and tree-lined river valleys combine with charming country towns and villages to epitomize rural England at its very best.
With cosmopolitan pavement cafés and traditional country inns, top quality accommodation, and excellent year-round entertainment, no vacation to Britain would be complete without a day trip or short stay in Salisbury and Stonehenge.
For more Information please contact:
Salisbury Tourist Information Centre,
Tel: +44 (0)1722 334 956
Fax: +44 (0)1722 422 059
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