Chapter House

Top choice hotel in Salisbury

In this 800-year-old boutique beauty, wood panels and wildly wonky stairs sit beside duck-your-head beams. The cheaper bedrooms are swish but the posher ones are stunning, starring slipper baths and the odd heraldic crest. The pick is room 6, where King Charles is reputed to have stayed. Lucky him.

There's even said to be a secret passage leading to the cathedral, although no one these days seems to know where that starts.