In this blog post, we cover the top 5 things to do in Salisbury and why we believe that it is one of the best towns in Wiltshire.
The top 5 things to do in Wiltshire are;
- Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
- Old Sarum
- Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
- Mompesson House
- The close
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Home to one of the most celebrated documents in English history – the Magna Carta – Salisbury Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece and is one of only nine cathedrals to have its own works yard employing highly skilled artisans to preserve the building. If you are a person who enjoys history, this is the place to visit.
Known as one of the earliest English settlements, Old Sarum is great fun family day out. Climb the ramparts for views over the Wiltshire plains or stand in the footprint of Salisbury’s original cathedral – Old Sarum offers over 2000 years of history for the whole family to sink their teeth into.
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
For those interested in wartime history, the Boscombe Down Aviation collection is the perfect place to experience life in the war. The museum holds a collection of aircraft, cockpits, replicas and model weapons to illustrate the story of the fight to flight during the First World War.
Named after Charles Mompesson, Mompesson House a 300-year-old 18th-century townhouse in the heart of Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. Escape the hustle and the bustle of the city and relax in the gardens or get lost wandering around the house. There are plenty of things to see and do!
If you are looking to experience England in its true British form, the Cathedral Close in Salisbury is home to a collection of amazing British architecture. The trail takes around 40 minutes and provides views of the stunning Cathedral, Mompesson House and the King’s house. A perfect way to blow off some cobwebs during the winter months!
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