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Walk around the legendary rocks of Stonehenge and other prehistoric relics and hike through Wiltshire’s lush green countryside.

The River Avon runs through Salisbury, an old-world city known for its iconic Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments. A majestic cathedral of Early English design stands in its center near charming landmarks. Learn about human settlements from more than 2,000 years ago as you explore the historic sites.

Head north to one of the world’s best-known archeological spots, Stonehenge. Marvel at the ring of large standing stones set in place between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago. Learn about the surrounding trench, which dates even earlier. Many theories surround the meaning of the stones; however, it was most likely a burial ground.

Walk 2 miles (3 kilometers) east across nature paths to discover Woodhenge, the lesser-known site. Concrete blocks now represent the wooden frames that once held together a circular structure. Look for the subtle remnants of the ditch that surrounded oval-shaped rings.

On your return to the city, stop at the hilltop monument of Old Sarum to see its Norman castle. Cross a bridge over two former moats to reach the castle’s ruined wall. Observe the layout of the former cathedral.

Back in the city center, visit the Salisbury Cathedral. Here find possibly the world’s oldest working clock and one of only four preserved copies of England’s Magna Carta. Gaze up at the country’s tallest church spire and take the tower tour. Prehistoric relics from the region are housed in the Salisbury Museum in the stately mansion.

The city is among the brightest parts of England, with particularly sunny and warm weather in July. Winters are fairly cold and wet.

Salisbury is the only city in the rural county of Wiltshire. It is next to the Salisbury Plain, a region of chalky terrain in the southeastern part of the county. Regular trains depart London to arrive in the charming city in 90 minutes. It takes about 1 hour longer to drive the 88-mile (142-kilometer) journey southwest from the capital.

Travel back to prehistory in the pleasant green fields and hills of Salisbury.

Top hotels in Salisbury

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Merchant's House
The Merchant's House
3.5 out of 5
29 Milford St, Salisbury, England
The price is Rs4,675 per night

Situated in Salisbury, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund and Salisbury Cathedral. Cathedral Close and Mompesson ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great location comfortable stay

"Very friendly staff, reasonably priced newly renovated hotel with great location to the centre of town"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

The Merchant's House
Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge
Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge
4 out of 5
Midsummer Place, Solstice Park, Salisbury, England
Free cancellation
The price is Rs7,841 per night

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Woodhenge and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Durrington Walls. Stonehenge and Old Sarum are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (718 reviews)

"So comfortable. The Rooms are spacious and have everything you need to be comfortable. They think of everything. The staff are capable and very efficient. The restaurant staff are so fast and friendly and know a lot about the whole area. The hotel is well laid out and easy to find all the services ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge
The Chapter House
The Chapter House
4 out of 5
9-13 St John's Street, Salisbury, England
The price is Rs6,628 per night

Situated in Salisbury, this inn is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Salisbury Cathedral and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Old Sarum. Stonehenge is 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away. Salisbury ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (493 reviews)

"Wonderful old building, excellent staff and a great breakfast. Hotel was clean and very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

The Chapter House

Popular places to visit in Salisbury

Stonehenge
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Stonehenge

4.5/5(155 reviews)

This powerful prehistoric structure is one of England’s most visited monuments and an important UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Salisbury Cathedral
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Salisbury Cathedral

4.5/5(203 reviews)

Climb to the top of the country’s tallest spire and check the time on the hands of a 14th-century clock.

Old Sarum
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Old Sarum

4/5(79 reviews)

Climb to the top of this Iron Age hilltop monument and cross the wooden bridge to see a castle built by William the Conqueror.

Salisbury Racecourse
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Salisbury Racecourse

Catch an event at Salisbury Racecourse during your trip to Salisbury.Stroll along the riverfront or visit the stunning cathedral in this relaxing area.

Wilton House
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Wilton House

4/5(2 reviews)

Listen to the story of the earls of Pembroke and the former priory on this site. Take the children to the playground in the pleasant gardens.

Woodhenge
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Woodhenge

Humans built this ring-shaped structure millennia ago. Learn about their culture and imagine their reasons for creating the site.

Reviews of Salisbury

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

Salisbury Cathedral is very much worth a visit for the building, tower climb and Magna Carta. Salisbury has an excellent collection of pubs and restaurants.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Mar 2020

A compact English city, still with centuries old properties. Salisbury Cathedral is a magnificent building, set in The Close, which also houses a couple of museums & National Trust property. The cinema is worth popping into see its entrance (!)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Feb 2020

Have a guided tour of the cathedral

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Feb 2020

A lovely place to visit and chill! Just what I needed after the hustle and bustle of London!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Feb 2020

Unfortunately we didn’t actually make it out the hotel due to storm Dennis! But it was cosy enough in the hotel, particularly with the option of Netflix on the room TV! A lovely stay, not the easiest to find down tiny country lanes but we got there!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Feb 2020

Pleasant, quiet small city

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