Explore and enjoy your getaway to Salisbury
General Information and accessibility:
If you’re looking for a holiday destination away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but still want access to cultural activities, Salisbury will undoubtedly meet your needs. Located in the depths of the county of Wiltshire, Salisbury is a pretty cathedral city with an abundance of history as well as being the base for modern aviation technology. Situated in a picturesque valley, booking a holiday home in Salisbury provides you with the perfect mix for a peaceful retreat as well as somewhere to explore and be surrounded by culture. With our large range of holiday accommodation suitable for all your needs, you will be able to enjoy the warm summers and mild winters of the South of England.
You can see whether you can find an ancient Sarsen stone (post-glacial remains of a cap of Cenozoic silcrete that once covered much of southern England) on a visit to family friendly Stonehenge, take part in some crafty activities at Salisbury Museum and meet Romans, or see jousting at several times in the year at Old Sarum. You can also use Salisbury as a great base for exploring the wider Wiltshire area, the south coast and the New Forest National Park. There are bus links to Southampton, Bournemouth and Andover working seven days a week with limited services on Sundays. The nearest airport is Southampton airport (23 miles away) and there is also a train station.
Cultural Highlights and amenities:
Within the town itself you will have no trouble finding everything you need including supermarkets, pharmacies and clothes shops. Salisbury is also well-supplied with pubs and restaurants within easy access of your holiday accommodation.
Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Salisbury. Situated just 2 miles north of where the city now stands the massive Iron Age Hill fort of Old Sarum was re-used by the Romans, Saxons and Normans before growing into one of the most flourishing settlements in medieval England. Here you are able to see the ruins of a castle, cathedral and royal palace.
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection. Collection of aircraft, cockpits, replicas and model weapons and trials equipment to show the story of flight and flight test in the UK. The cockpits are mostly open and you can sit in and use the controls.