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16 Best Salisbury Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Salisbury is a hidden gem, and also the host of the tallest church spire in England. In relation, Salisbury maintains its medieval charm with classic designs from every era spanning from the Tudors to the Victorians. Still, it also has a lot of modern appeal with new nightlife and restaurants cropping up all of the time. Other than impressive cathedrals and manor houses, Salisbury is best known for hosting one of four remaining copies of the Magna Carta, a political document dating all the way back to 1215.

 

16 Most Popular Attractions in Salisbury

1. The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1722 322537
  • St Thomas and St Edmund's Church, Saint Thomas's Square, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 8am-5pm Sun 8am-4pm

2. Figsbury Ring

  • Free
  • +44 1672 539167
  • Figsbury Ring, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Daily

3. Wilton House (Wilton)

  • Adult £15 Child £7.75
  • 01722 746700
  • Wilton House, Wilton, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Fri-Mon 11:30am-5pm

4. Stonehenge

  • Adults £19.30, Child £11.60
  • Stonehenge, Amesbury, Salisbury, UK
  • Daily 9:30am-5pm
  • 3

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5. River Bourne Community Farm

  • Free
  • +44 1722 330667
  • River Bourne Community Farm, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Tue–Fri 9am-4pm Sat 10am-1pm

6. Salisbury Arts Centre

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1722 321744
  • Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sat 10am-3pm

7. Salisbury Playhouse

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1722 320333
  • Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-8pm

8. Larmer Tree Gardens

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1725 516971
  • Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Thu & Sun 11am-4:30pm

9. Salisbury Cathedral

  • Free
  • +44 1722 555120
  • Salisbury Cathedral Stained Glass, Salisbury, England SP1 2EF, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 7:30am-5:30pm Sun 8am-4:30pm
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10. The Salisbury Museum

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1722 332151
  • The Salisbury Museum, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 12pm-5pm

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11. The Wardrobe

  • Adult £5 Child £3
  • +44 1722 419419
  • The Wardrobe, Salisbury, England SP1 2EX, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

12. Salisbury Racecourse

  • Ticket prices vary
  • +44 1722 326461
  • Salisbury Racecourse, Netherhampton, United Kingdom
  • Times vary by Apr-Oct

13. Mompesson House

  • Adult-£6.50-£7.30 Child £3.25-£3.65
  • +44 1722 335659
  • Mompesson House, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Daily 11am-5pm

14. Arundells

  • £7 per person
  • +44 1722 326546
  • Arundells, Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
  • Sat-Tue 11am-5pm

15. Old Sarum

  • Adult £4.80-£5.30 Child £2.90-£3.20
  • +44 370 333 1181
  • Old Sarum, Castle Road, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-4pm

Top Attractions

There is an Iron age fort, Salisbury’s first Cathedral, built in 1092, and ruins of a Royal castle, dating from 1070 all together at Old Sarum. This is the original site of the city, which was moved with the building of the new Salisbury Cathedral in 1220. This Cathedral has the highest spire in all of England and an original of the Magna Carta is lodged there. Another Iron Age fort is at the Figsbury Ring, which may also have some Neolithic ruins as well.

Kids & Family

Take the kids to the Salisbury Museum for an interactive look at the world, and stories about the past. The kids will also love a trip to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection to see lots of planes, old and new. Education and fun, all together.

Shopping & Nightlife

The Charter Market is a popular event in Salisbury, and regular shopping is offered at The Cross Keys with a wide range of shops. For an interesting night out, see what is on offer at the Salisbury Arts Centre.

Day Tours

Salisbury is the nearest city to Stonehenge, the most sophisticated Megolithic stone monument in the world of stone circles. While you are in Stone Circle country, take a drive up to Avebury and see the largest stone Circle in the world, a circle that goes right around the town.

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