9 Very Best Things To Do In Salisbury, England

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9 Very Best Things To Do In Salisbury, England


the medieval city of Salisbury is incredible to visit. Not only is it steeped in history, but the wider region also has thousands of years of ancient sites and spots to see.  Best of all, even for cosy little city, there’s a heap of the best things to do in Salisbury that are within easy reach on foot and great to explore over a weekend. 

Over the years, we’ve visited Salisbury a number of times; and it’s always been so lovely! It’s the kind of city that’s great for a day trip from London or part of a wider British road trip.

You see, you can easily partner a visit to Salisbury with a trip to nearby spots like; Stonehenge or even further away from historic cities like Bath, too. 

So, to help you get the most out of your time in Salisbury, I wanted to share with you my most-loved spots to see in the city. 

Best Things To Do In Salisbury

Take a look, below, at the best things to do in Salisbury. Have a gorgeous trip! 

Best Things To Do In Salisbury

You can’t visit Salisbury without heading to its iconic cathedral! 

Inside Salisbury Cathedral

Inside, you’ll also find medieval

Best Things To Do In Salisbury

Best Things To Do In Salisbury

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Best Things To Do In Salisbury

Best Things To Do In Salisbury

Afterwards, take a stroll through

Best Things To Do In Salisbury

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Best Things To Do In Salisbury

Best Things To Do In Salisbury

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Old Sarum near Salisbury

Best Things To Do In Salisbury

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Salisbury Gate England

There are four original city gates to see in the city and it’s one of the best things to do in Salisbury if you want to continue your time exploring this area long history.  

As you wander around the town, be sure to spot my favourites –  St Anne’s Gate that’s close to Salisbury Cathedral Close and see High Street Gate that dates all the way back to the 1200s. Totally stunning and still standing proudly in the city. 

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Visit Salisbury in England

Give yourself a good few hours to fully explore the exhibits. 

Best Things To Do In Salisbury

Also, if it’s the museums you’re after, be sure to stop off at The Wardrobe that houses the Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum. If you’re into historic military exhibits, you’ll love this place. If not, maybe give it a miss! 

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Stonehenge near Salisbury in England

With thousands of years of history, it’s been discovered that the stones for Stonehenge were actually transported from the Preseli Hills in West Wales. We headed there recently and even checked out Pentre Ifan, a neolithic burial site that dates back 5,000 years and within earshot of the hills themselves. Anyway, that’s another story! 

Stonehenge To Salisbury - The Start Of Our Great English Road Trip! (23)

Once at Stonehenge, be sure to take your time to wander around the

Want to avoid the crowds, book your tickets online and visit just before last- admission. We always do this and end up with only a handful of people around Stonehenge. It’s so incredible and one of the best things to do in Salisbury if you’re looking for an afternoon trip away from the city itself. 

Oh, and if you’re visiting in Summer, watch out for the hayfever! Mine goes crazy here!!!

River Avon in Salisbury

known as one of the old English chophouses (dating back to the 1300s), t

It’s tasty and seasonal menu focuses on some English favourites like; spotted dick and good old fish and chips! 

Not only that, the Haunch of Venison is said to be one of Salisbury’s most haunted spots! There was even a mummified hand found in the fireplace, too! 

To work off your lunch, take a stroll down the trails that line the River Avon, via the Queen Elizabeth Gardens. 

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