With recent media coverage, it’s unlikely that Salisbury is featuring highly or even at all as a place we’d like to visit, so we thought it would be good to remind ourselves why Salisbury was ranked ‘the 7th best city in the world to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015, an astonishing accolade!
Salisbury is not known as ‘the city in the countryside’ for nothing and it location at the point where four rivers join up with the River Avon, provides stunning landscapes of lush green fields and water meadows. It’s no surprise then that Thomas Hardy found the area worthy of inclusion as the backdrop in his novels!
As far as iconic buildings go, Salisbury’s medieval cathedral must be counted, boasting the tallest spire in Britain and housing one of the four Magna Carta manuscripts as well as the world’s oldest mechanical clock. Arundells, the fascinating home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, was opened to the public following his death in 2005, in accordance with his wish ‘to share the beauty of Arundells’.
A full calendar of events takes place throughout the year from the International Arts Festival to the hustle and bustle of the Christmas market. Of course excellent shopping and a fine variety of eateries all adds to the experience.
So on the back of extremely difficult times, we hope this has prompted thoughts of better times and some of the great things Salisbury has to offer.
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