Detail on the west wall of Salisbury Cathedral
There's so much to see and do in Salisbury that it's hard to know where to start - the Cathedral
, the walks besde the river, Oldsarum
... to the south, the New Forest and Bournemouth
, to the west Fovant
and Old Wardour
Map locator - Salisbury
Salisbury Cathedral was started in 1220 it was completed by 1258, with the Spire, the tallest in England (404ft) added a generation later.
Salisbury Market Cross
Water Street, Salisbury
In the Cathedral Close, you'll ind a number of other treasures such as Mompesson house - a fine 18th Century building that's now in the care of the National Trust and features in the film of "Sense and Sensibility"
Mompesson house, Cathedral close, Salisbury
Art at Salisbury Cathedral
High Street Gate, Salisbury Cathedral Close
Salisbury is less than an hour from our Melksham
base. The Melkshamtrain
runs though Westbury
, with some direct services carrying on to Salisbury (and connections being available otherwise).