Mompesson House


Magnificent plasterwork ceilings, exceptional period furnishings and a sweeping carved staircase grace this fine Queen Anne (1701) building. All that made it the perfect location for the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility.

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1. College of Matrons

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An ornate facade and elaborate crest distinguish the College of Matrons, which was founded in 1682 for the widows and unmarried daughters of clergymen. It…

2. High St Gate

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One of the narrow, ancient gates leading into Cathedral Close.

3. Rifles

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Collections include a cannonball from the American War of Independence, Victorian redcoat uniforms, and displays on 19th- and 21st-century conflicts in…

4. Salisbury Cathedral

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England is endowed with countless stunning churches, but few can hold a candle to the grandeur and sheer spectacle of 13th-century Salisbury Cathedral…

5. Magna Carta

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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…

6. St Thomas's Church

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This stately church was built for cathedral workmen in 1219 and named after Thomas Becket. Its most famous feature is the amazing doom painting above the…

7. Poultry Cross

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Dating from the 15th century, the Poultry Cross is the last of four crosses that once stood on the town's market square.

8. Salisbury Museum

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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…