Top things to do in Salisbury

Top Choice Cathedral in Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral

England is endowed with countless stunning churches, but few can hold a candle to the grandeur and sheer spectacle of 13th-century Salisbury Cathedral. This early English Gothic–style structure has an elaborate exte…
Top Choice Historic Building in Salisbury

Wilton House

Stately Wilton House provides an insight into the rarefied world of the British aristocracy. One of England's finest stately homes, it's been the house of the earls of Pembroke since 1542, and has been expanded, imp…
Top Choice Museum in Salisbury

Magna Carta

The Magna Carta on display in Salisbury Cathedral's Chapter House is one of only four surviving original copies. A historic agreement made in 1215 between King John and his barons, it acknowledged the fundamental pr…
Top Choice Museum in Salisbury

Salisbury Museum

The hugely important archaeological finds here include the Stonehenge Archer, the bones of a man found in the ditch near the stone circle – one of the arrows found alongside probably killed him. With gold coins dati…
Archaeological Site in Salisbury

Old Sarum

The huge ramparts of Old Sarum sit on a grass-covered hill 2 miles north of Salisbury. You can wander the grassy ramparts, see the original cathedral's stone foundations, and look across the Wiltshire countryside to…
Historic Site in Salisbury

Cathedral Close

Salisbury's medieval cathedral close, a hushed enclave surrounded by beautiful houses, has an other-worldly feel. Many of the buildings date from the 13th century, although the area was heavily restored during an 18…
American in Salisbury

Danny's Craft Bar

It's tempting to eat at this hip hang-out throughout the day: breakfast on chorizo and avocado tortilla, syrup-drenched pancakes or cheesy beans. Come evening, craft beer and cocktails usher in towering burgers and …
Cocktail Bar in Salisbury

Yoyo

Unashamedly chasing a quirky, retro-chic vibe, Yoyo is the spot to indulge in nostalgic board games and cool cocktails. The mojito list alone is six strong. Or opt to have the mixologist's masterpiece served on a tr…
British in Salisbury

Charter 1227

Ingredients that speak of classic English dishes have a firm foothold here – feast on duck confit, beef fillet or roast lamb; the cooking and presentation are assured. Canny locals eat at lunchtime or between 6pm an…
Indian in Salisbury

Anokaa

The pink-neon sign signals what's in store here: a modern, multilayered take on high-class Indian cuisine. The spice and flavour combos make the ingredients sing, the meat-free menu makes vegetarians gleeful, and th…