18/09/18

3 must-visit attractions in Salisbury

Our Wiltshire market town offers so much for hotel guests to see, do, and enjoy in the South of England. Not least of all a wide range of independent local shops, bars and restaurants right on our hotel doorstep. In addition to those we also offer in-house at The Red Lion Salisbury.

But no visit to Salisbury would be complete without taking in these three must-visit local attractions our fair city has to offer. All of which are also conveniently situated for those staying with us at Red Lion Hotel.

  • Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury’s magnificent cathedral has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for over 750 years. Today it still stands proud in the centre of our city, with its Cathedral spire (the tallest in Britain) visible for miles around. The cathedral is still a practicing church holding services to this day, but it’s open to visitors of all faiths who just want to come and marvel at its beauty, climb its impressively high spire, or catch a glimpse of the Magna Carta volume, securely held in its Chapter room. In fact, the cathedral is one of Salisbury’s most visited attractions. Welcoming hundreds of thousands of people through its doors every single year.

  • Stonehenge

Stonehenge is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most famous monuments and, like the Cathedral, is an absolute must-visit if you find yourself in Salisbury. It’s situated about 8 miles from the city centre, and while there is plenty of parking available you can conveniently pick up The Stonehenge Tour bus, which offers a hop on, hop off, service for one inclusive ticket price. Making it easy to reach independent of your own transport. A Neolithic wonder of the world, Stonehenge offers the opportunity to encounter 250 ancient objects and develop a deeper understanding of what man was like more then 5000 years ago.

  • Cathedral Close

This magnificent walled-in 80-acre Close is home to Salisbury Museum, as well of course Salisbury Cathedral, from where the Close gets its namesake. But that’s not all. Within the historic walls of Cathedral Close you’ll come across a wealth of other noteworthy attractions in Salisbury. All of which are unique to the city itself. Making it an ideal spot to head if you want to discover more about Salisbury’s ancestry and origins. There’s Arundells, the former home of Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, Mompesson House, an 18th century town house now under National Trust ownership, and the Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum. So you can’t go wrong making a beeline for this part of the city centre.

Plus, if you happen to be staying with us in Salisbury this September, the city is also hosting its annual food and drink festival on Sunday 30th. Offering a range of local produce for sale and sample, along with cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs. You can find out more about the festival, and all our Salisbury attractions by clicking here.

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