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Get inspired in Salisbury

With a reputation for inspiration, there is plenty for residents and visitors to experience in Salisbury. Sense the history with a visit to Salisbury Cathedral. Receive a warm welcome in our independent shops. Have a family-friendly food feast. Make the most of the vibrant nightlife or just spend time meandering through our architecturally stunning medieval streets.

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17 Aug - 26 Sep 21

Threads Through Creation

Come and see 12 huge embroidered panels that were made by Devon based textile artist Jacqui Parkinson in the beautiful setting of Salisbury Cathedral.

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16 Sep - 09 Oct 21

September in the Rain

A moving and funny play sees a newly-wed Yorkshire couple's married life unfolds through squabbles, children, laughter and tears against the backdrop of the heyday of the British seaside.

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30 Sep 21

Regional Charity Gala Screening of No Time To Die

Moore South are delighted to be hosting a Regional Charity Gala Screening of the latest Bond movie, NO TIME TO DIE, in aid of the Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital.

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02 Oct 21

Salisbury Cathedral Be a Chorister for a Day

On Saturday 2 October Salisbury Cathedral's ever popular chorister recruitment event kicks off the 2021-22 campaign with Be A Chorister for a Day.

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09 Oct 21

Salisbury Cathedral's girls choir 30th anniversary Gala Concert

Join their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester as they attend a Gala Concert celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Salisbury Cathedral's girls choir.

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03 Nov 21

NT ENCORE: FOLLIES

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical.

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09 - 13 Nov 21

Saisbury Cathedral's Sarum Lights - Heaven and Earth

Salisbury Cathedral's family friendly light and sound experience is back with all new content which shines the spotlight on the beauty and splendour of our galaxy and planet.

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03 - 31 Dec 21

Snow White and The Happy Ever After Beauty Salon

Join the festive fun at Salisbury Playhouse this Christmas.

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Salisbury Blogs

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18 September 2021

Silver Salisbury Programme 2021 launches

Silver Salisbury is a programme of events and workshops that give older people the chance to meet, make new friends and learn new things - here we find out what's happening this year.

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17 September 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 18/19 September

Salisbury is a melting-pot of creativity where the extraordinary is ordinary. Dramatic performances, live music and enthralling exhibitions are just some of the events this weekend that will leave you full of inspiration. 

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16 September 2021

September in the Rain: Questions with the cast

Ahead of the opening night of John Godber’s September in the Rain at Salisbury Playhouse, we have been talking to the stars of the play about the pressure of opening night and the sights of Salisbury!

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14 September 2021

Salisbury District Hospital: Reflections on a pandemic

‘Reflections’ is a new project from Salisbury District Hospital which created a poetic record of life during a global pandemic.

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10 September 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 11/12 September

Salisbury is a Traditional Original city full of creativity and imagination. From Makers Markets to nostalgic festivals and family-friendly trails to sporty fun – we have it all going on this weekend.

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08 September 2021

Wiltshire Creative this September

Sandy sandwiches, stroppy donkeys, crafting exhibitions, discussions about playwrights and fun for the under 5s - it's all happening this September with Wiltshire Creative!

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06 September 2021

Taste Salisbury 2021 Gallery

Taste Salisbury - ten-days of food and drink events, promotions and special discounts - has now come to an end. Our gallery shows what fun we've had!

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04 September 2021

Taste Salisbury's Hidden Foodie Gems

As Taste Salisbury continues – a ten-day celebration of food and drink in the city - we think it's the perfect time to try some of the hidden foodie gems that can be found across the city. Get ready to feel hungry!

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03 September 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 4/5 September

Salisbury Pride, Foodie Sunday, a TV comedy favourite and camels!!! There is a lot to entertain across Salisbury this weekend. Where will you end up? 

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28 August 2021

Taste Salisbury's beautiful beer gardens!

Beer gardens are what the summer bank holiday was made for! As part of Taste Salisbury celebrations we have put together our favourite outside spaces in Salisbury to meet friends, laugh, relax and enjoy the surroundings.

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27 August 2021

Taste Salisbury after dark!

Salisbury has a real tradition of hospitality, which makes it a great location for a night out, especially during the ten-days of Taste Salisbury!

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26 August 2021

Salisbury's Bank Holiday What's On

It’s what we have all been looking forward to... a long Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy our modern medieval city and a bit of sunshine! Here are some of the events that will keep you entertained 28th to 30th August: 

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25 August 2021

The Salisbury Story Trail

Take on our family friendly adventure taking you on a journey through the history of the creation of our modern medieval city. 

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20 August 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 21/22 August

There is a busy weekend of events planned across Salisbury. Whether you want music, theatre, mini golf, flower shows or a procession of Mayors – our Traditional Original city has it all! 

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18 August 2021

Top 10 things to do in Salisbury this summer

You will never be at a loose end this summer with so much to see and do around Salisbury! 

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13 August 2021

2 weeks until Taste Salisbury!

There are now just two weeks until the first Taste Salisbury begins, with ten days of foodie festivities to take place from 27th August. 

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05 August 2021

'Happy to Chat' benches in Salisbury

Aimed to promote mental wellness and tackle loneliness amongst Salisbury's residents, six 'Happy to Chat' benches have been installed in the city centre and parks. 

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03 August 2021

Summer holiday family friendly events

Finding things to keep the whole family entertained during the school summer holidays can often feel an impossible task but with Experience Salisbury here to help, there will never be a dull day! 

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02 August 2021

Staycation Salisbury: City in the countryside

With an impressive city and beautiful countryside, Salisbury makes the ideal staycation location.

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01 August 2021

Experience a staycation in Salisbury

With international travel looking unlikely this year, discover why Salisbury is the perfect staycation destination.

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29 July 2021

Salisbury's sustainable independents

One of the most pressing issues of our time is climate change and the impact we're all having on the world around us. Many businesses are trying to become more sustainable and eco-friendly. In this blog we've explored some of Salisbury's indies with eco-credentials.

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29 July 2021

Salisbury Live is 'Out & About' this Friday

Salisbury Live, the organisation that brings FREE live music events to the city, is 'Out & About' in the city this Friday 30th July 2021. Here's everything you need to know.

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23 July 2021

Top summer essentials from Salisbury indies

The summer break this year will once again be governed by Covid-19, with more of us planning staycations rather than flying abroad. But whatever your plans, you can pick-up all your summer holiday essentials in Salisbury.

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09 July 2021

The story of the Spitfires in Salisbury

It is part of Salisbury’s history that took 75 years to come to light – how hundreds of men, women, girls, boys and engineers built the iconic Spitfire in secret, in our historic cathedral city.

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07 July 2021

New independent businesses opened in Salisbury during Covid

As Independents Month continues, we celebrate all those new indies that have bravely launched during the coronavirus crisis and are now part of the Salisbury city centre independent business community.

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01 July 2021

Salisbury celebrates independents month with free shopping bags

July is Independents Month, and throughout the month we'll be championing and celebrating the city’s impressive array of independent businesses.

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01 July 2021

Quirky teacher gift ideas

In just a few weeks schools will be closing their doors for a much-needed summer break. It has been another challenging academic year for education, so we think teachers deserve some end-of-term appreciation!

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30 June 2021

Only in Salisbury

Salisbury is a city that values craftsmanship. We encourage and celebrate independent businesses that trade in Salisbury provenance, in the craft and care that are the signatures of our city. We've put together some of the handcrafted gems that you'll only find in Salisbury.

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18 June 2021

Salisbury's top picnic spots

There is nothing better than a leisurely picnic on a lazy summer's day. And Salisbury has plenty of perfect spots.

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15 June 2021

Wiltshire Creative gives youth a voice through SHIFT project

SHIFT is an exciting initiative that gives youngsters a platform to showcase their art work and inspire change for future generations. 

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14 June 2021

Dog friendly eateries in Salisbury

Struggling to find out where to take the dog and grab something to eat? Don't worry, we have you covered with this list of dog friendly eateries in Salisbury.

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11 June 2021

Where to watch the Euros 2020 football games in Salisbury

Football fans have been kept waiting for a year, but the start of the 16th UEFA European Football Championships is finally upon us. 

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01 June 2021

Father's Day gift ideas from Salisbury independents

Dads can be notoriously difficult to buy for so, we've put together some ideas from Salisbury's independent shops to make gift buying for Father's Day a little easier this year. 

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01 June 2021

Outdoor events to look forward to this summer in Salisbury

With summer just around the corner, outdoor events are the hot ticket of the season. These are just some we think you'll enjoy.

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Hidden gems in Salisbury

There is much more to Salisbury than meets the eye. It is a city where extraordinary is ordinary. Discover Salisbury's hidden gems. 

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Salisbury's not to miss summer events

It will be a busy summer with these events to keep everyone in the family happy - from live music, to children's theatre and festivals full of laughter.

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Pictures to inspire your Salisbury experience

Salisbury. A modern medieval city that calls out to be photographed! Take a look at the pictures that will inspire you to experience Salisbury.

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Salisbury's Novichok story

For most of its 800-year history Salisbury has been known for its beautiful Cathedral and rich medieval history but in 2018 it hit front pages across the world for another reason – a poison attack.

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Experience Salisbury Cathedral

A visit to Salisbury is not complete without taking in the majestic Salisbury Cathedral.

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Things to do on a rainy day in Salisbury

We like to think the sun always shines on Salisbury, but, on those occasions when the rain does move in, there is plenty to do.

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Salisbury's hidden architecture

The magnificent medieval architecture of Salisbury is clear to see throughout the city but sometimes it is easy to miss the true history, even when you walk past every day!

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14 things you may not know about Salisbury Cathedral...

Salisbury Cathedral dominates the city skyline and is an international attraction, but how well do you really know it?

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24 hours in Salisbury

From Cathedral to coffee shop, from pub to Playhouse, there is much to squeeze into a 24 hour visit to Salisbury. Our medieval city is compact enough to explore on foot, but its timeless beauty will have you lost in a captivating past.

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The Rail Crash in Salisbury in 1906

Just before 2am on 1st July 1906 Salisbury was hit by tragedy. 28 people were killed when a London and South Western Railway (LSWR) boat train from Plymouth Friary railway station derailed.

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Discover Salisbury's five rivers

Five rivers is a term you will hear a lot around Salisbury. Our biggest council run leisure centre is named Five Rivers, there are sports clubs and many businesses that have adopted the name – but why?

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Britain's tallest spire

With a spire that is the tallest in Britain it’s no surprise Salisbury Cathedral dominates the city skyline and can be seen for miles around.

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The world's oldest working clock

A clock that can be found in Salisbury Cathedral is actually the world's oldest surviving working clock.

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A traditional original city

This is Salisbury. A beautiful heritage city, with an eye on the future.

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St Thomas’ Doom Painting

As well as Salisbury Cathedral, there is another place of worship within the city centre that draws international attention: St Thomas’ church.

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Salisbury's oldest pub? Definitely the spookiest!

One of Salisbury's oldest pubs, The Haunch of Venison dates back to 1320, and is home to a mummified hand. Yes, a mummified hand! 

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10 reasons to visit Salisbury Cathedral

Visitors from across the globe journey here to marvel at the architecture that has been the centre-piece of Salisbury for 800 years, but there is so much more to the cathedral than first meets the eye.

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Sir Edward Heath's home in Salisbury

Former Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath is perhaps one of Salisbury’s most famous former residents. Find out about his home in Salisbury.

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Salisbury has become the first full-fibre broadband city in the UK

Salisbury may be a city known for its historical past, but it has more than an eye on the future. Salisbury has become the first full-fibre broadband city in the UK.

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