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Salisbury is a cathedral
city in the English county of Wiltshire, in the heart of the West Country.
Salisbury Cathedral, tel 01722
555120, open daily 7.15am-6.15pm, suggested entry donation adults £3.80,
senior/student £3.30, child £2 - constructed between 1220 and
1258, Salisbury Cathedral has the highest spire in England at 404 feet
(123 metres). Cathedral services take place daily and opening times can
vary at short notice depending on services. The cathedral close is especially
beautiful with fine lawns surrounded by elegant and historic buildings.
There are daily guided tours up the tower (extra payment) - not for those
scared of heights but the views are magnificent. For history buffs, the
cathedral has an original copy of Magna Carta on show.
Old Sarum, tel 01722
335398. Located on a hilltop north of modern Salisbury, Old Sarum is the
site of the original city, showing evidence of habitation from 3000BC to
1219 when the bishop relocated Salisbury Cathedral to its current location.
Until 1832 Old Sarum was a 'rotten borough', electing two members of parliament
despite long periods during which there were no residents. Most of the
site is free to enter, although there is a charge to enter the Inner Bailey.
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Stonehenge is also definitely
worth seeing. It is the ruins of a neolithic monument, and it is truly
incredible that some of it still remains!
The Salisbury and South Wiltshire
Museum , The King's House, 65 The Close, Salisbury tel 01722 332151,
open Mon-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm (Jul-Aug Sun 2:00pm-5:00pm), admission adults
£5.00, child £2.00 - This small but varied museum houses displays
on the history of Salisbury, costume, ceramics, pictures and the Stonehenge
Gallery. In 'Notes from a Small Island', Bill Bryson comments that "Salisbury
museum is outstanding and I urge you to go there at once"!
The Charter Market is a retail
market held twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays (except the third Tuesday
in October) from 8 AM to 4 PM (till 3:30 PM between Christmas and Easter)
in Salisbury Market Square. The market consists of 90 stalls plus 10 farmers'
There are a number of smaller
specialist shops and two main shopping centres; The Old George Mall and
The Crosskeys... read
Beginners Guide by John James
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A brief history on Stonehenge
Stonehenge is located in
Wiltshire, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury.
It is one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world. Archaeologists
actually believe that the standing stones were erected around 2200 BC and
the surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest
phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Currently Stonehenge
is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage.
|Visitors to Stonehenge
Stonehenge is probably the
most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain and has attracted
visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument to the people
who built it. There are many Stonehenge Tours and these are run by various
companies including Evan Evans. Tours to Stonehenge originate out of London
and the tour can incorporate other elements of London Sightseeing Tours
. Currently, more than 800,000 people a year go through the turnstiles
to see it, while at least another 200,000 stand at the roadside and peer
through the fence. Millions glimpse the stones as they drive past on the
A303 and A344 on their way to or from London or the South West.
How long does it take
to Tour Stonehenge?
A tour of Stonehenge is
relatively short, it is the travel between that can take time which is
why Stonehenge Tours tend to incorporate tours to Bath or/and Windsor as
all three can be seen in a day with a good guide and transport. A Sightseeing
from Evan Evans can see you picked up at your London Hotel around
8:30am and returned back at around 7pm and in that time you could have
visited Stonehenge, the Royal Baths and Windsor Castle.
When is a good time to
Spring 16 Mar to 31 May
- 09.30 - 18.00
Summer 1 Jun to 31 Aug -
09.00 - 19.00
Autumn 1 Sept to 15 Oct
- 09.30 - 18.00
Winter 16 Oct to 15 Mar
- 09.30 - 16.00
Boxing Day and New Year's
Day 10.00 - 16.00
What can I expect to pay?
The prices below are for
the individual tickets if you go outside of an organised tour to look around
Stonehenge, the sightseeing tours mentioned previously are priced differently
as they will include all travel to and from the attractions and also include
entrance fees and tour guide fees.
|Child (5 - 15)
|Concession (student, pensioner)
|Family Ticket (2 adults
+ up to 3 children)
Rates subject to change.
English Heritage and National Trust Members:- Free
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House Hotel Salisbury
Situated on the banks of
the Rivers Avon and Nadder at Salisbury, Wiltshire, the Hotel, which has
36 en-suite bedrooms, four in the original house and 32 in a new wing,
is a favourite venue for wedding parties, conferences and those wishing
to spend time taking in the delights of Salisbury and surrounding Wiltshire
countryside. Four of our bedrooms are fitted with luxurious 4-poster beds.
Our twin rooms are all equally well furnished, some with extra pull-out
beds to provide triple and quadruple family accommodation.
Rose & Crown Hotel Salisbury
The Legacy Rose and Crown
Hotel, is an original 13th Century coaching inn, with a riverside location
in the city of Salisbury. There are many original features retained and
lovingly refurbished including the old wooden beams and log fire located
in the traditional Oak Bar. The hotel is ideally situated to offer views
of our award-winning flowerbeds set against the backdrop of the River Avon.
This delightful riverside hotel offers excellent accommodation with 28
fully refurbished, well appointed bedrooms including a number of select
feature rooms, that are fully equipped for both business and leisure guests.
White Hart Hotel Salisbury
This 17th century 4 star
hotel with 68 en suite rooms stands in the centre of Salisbury overlooking
the famous Cathedral. Ideal base to visit Stonehenge and the New Forest.
25 miles from Southampton Airport, 1 mile from Salisbury railway and coach
station. The hotel features the award winning Squires Restaurant and Bar,
a lounge, 3 conference suites and a free car park. Nearby local leisure
facilities just a short walk away include swimming, sauna, squash, tennis,
snooker, horse riding and golf.
Hall Classic Hotel Salisbury
This Salisbury hotel is
close to Salisbury Cathedral and Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.
Milford Hall Classic Hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Business
amenities at this 3.0-star property include secretarial services and audio-visual
equipment. Event facilities include conference rooms. The staff can arrange
express check-out. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, self
parking, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Milford Hall Classic
Hotel has 35 guestrooms. Guestrooms have televisions with cable/satellite
television channels , VCRs, and pay movies.