Salisbury is in a class of its own; a medieval cathedral city with an animated twice weekly market set in a quintessentially English landscape. With so much to see, one of our Blue Badge guides will help you to make the best use of your time in Wiltshire. Each guide is proud of Salisbury, Stonehenge and the surrounding countryside and passionate about sharing with you the rich history and the extraordinary myths and legends of our ancient culture. Just look at a few of our delights:
- Salisbury Cathedral is the tallest medieval structure in Great Britain and you can climb to the top of its tower. Many consider it to be one of England’s finest Gothic cathedrals. In a word it is sublime.
- Salisbury Cathedral Close is the setting for an exquisite display of elegant 17th & 18th century houses. Don’t miss former Prime Minister Heath’s house, the Redcoats Museum and the South Wilts Museum.
- Salisbury City has a rich artistic heritage with hundreds of buildings listed for their historical and architectural merit, and the only cinema in the world with a medieval hall house as its foyer.
- Salisbury Guildhall. Set in the Market Place this used to be the centre of city government and royal justice. Visit the Courtroom from where Judges ordered the transportation of convicts to Australia.
- St Thomas’ Church. A late Gothic masterpiece that guards an iconic medieval doom painting bursting with images of heaven and hell. Try and spot the “Damned Bishop”.
- Modern Salisbury will tempt you with desirable hotels, characterful pubs & restaurants, and a vibrant theatre all combined with a multitude of shops to satisfy your every need for value as well as luxury.
- Salisbury’s Classic Ghost Walk. Unnerving but unforgettable.
- Megalithic Stonehenge, evocative Old Sarum and amazing Avebury are easily reached from Salisbury with the help of professional Blue Badge guides.