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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.

Featured Events

13 Nov - 11 Dec 21

Courtyard Christmas Makers Market

A wonderful addition to Christmas at Fisherton Mill are the Courtyard Makers Markets featuring six individual stalls offering original gifts.

19 Nov - 31 Dec 21

Salisbury's Christmas on the Square

A pop-up Christmas on the Square event in front of the Guildhall. Festivities here will include a destination bar and food area and Santa’s Little Workshop!

19 Nov - 24 Dec 21

Santa's Little Wonderland!

Come on down to Salisbury Guildhall Square this Christmas and meet Santa!

19 Nov 21 - 03 Jan 22

Salisbury's Christmas Tree Trail

Can you find all the Christmas Trees on our trail?! Take a magical festive walk to find all the trees dotted around the city centre. 

03 - 31 Dec 21

Snow White and The Happy Ever After Beauty Salon

Join the festive fun at Salisbury Playhouse this Christmas.

11 Dec 21

Choral Foundation Concert - Handel's 'Messiah'

Now established as a fixture in Salisbury Cathedral's festive calendar, Handel’s 'Messiah' returns with the City of London Sinfonia joining the full Cathedral Choir and four distinguished soloists.

12 Dec 21

Sunday Festive Markets

Soak up the festive atmosphere and bag a unique Christmas gift at Salisbury's Sunday Festive Markets.

17 Dec 21

Celebrate Voice at Christmas

Following Celebrate Voice Festival's record breaking 2021 season, it's time to celebrate the festive season with a stunning Christmas Gala, in the majestic surroundings of the Banqueting hall within Salisbury's Guildhall!

19 Dec 21

Sunday Festive Markets

Soak up the festive atmosphere and bag a unique Christmas gift at Salisbury's Sunday Festive Markets.

22 - 23 Dec 21

Salisbury Cathedral Carols By Candlelight

Join Salisbury Cathedral for a wonderful mixture of beautiful choral music, popular carols and the reading of the Christmas story.

24 Dec 21

Salisbury Cathedral Family Service for Christmas Eve

Enjoy lots of fun, singing, giant puppets, a real-life donkey and camels in this popular service at Salisbury Cathedral.

24 Dec 21

Salisbury Cathedral Choral Evensong

Begin your Christmas with this moving service of choral music, readings and prayers sung by the Salisbury Cathedral Choir.

27 Dec 21

Christmas Ghost Walk

Discover Salisbury's Ghosts and other strange happenings accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide as darkness falls upon the medieval streets

03 Jan 22

Bank Holiday Monday Ghost Walk

Spend your Bank Holiday Monday discovering about Salisbury's Ghosts and other strange happenings accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide as darkness falls upon the medieval streets!

03 - 19 Feb 22

A Grand Night for Singing

This dazzling staged musical revue weaves a moving new storyline through iconic songs bringing all the glitz and glamour of the Golden Age of musical theatre to the stage like you’ve never seen before.

05 Mar 22

Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado 2022

Stewart Lee comes to Salisbury Playhouse with his new stand-up show, Snowflake/Tornado.

07 - 12 Mar 22

Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced

Now in its sixth year of touring, this lavish production has delighted packed audiences across the UK and Ireland and is brought to you by the company who produced the critically acclaimed courtroom thriller The Verdict.

14 - 19 Mar 22

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Wendi Peters and Bill Ward lead an incredible ensemble in this thrilling new adaptation at Salisbury Playhouse.

09 - 14 May 22

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Jim Cartwright’s Olivier-Award winning comedy-drama The Rise and Fall of Little Voice comes to Salisbury Playhouse.


Salisbury Blogs

07 December 2021

Festive food and drink to enjoy in Salisbury

For 800 years Salisbury’s hospitality businesses have offered a warm, friendly welcome and they are continuing that tradition right the way across the festive season. Here's where you can find some Christmassy food and drink treats.

03 December 2021

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

Want to make the most of your weekend? Here’s the Experience Salisbury guide to what’s on 4th and 5th December: 

01 December 2021

Experience Christmas in Salisbury this December

It’s December, and the countdown to Christmas really begins! Whether you want traditional carols, original theatre, Christmas games or family trails, we have it all across our modern medieval city. 

30 November 2021

Christmas decorations from Salisbury independents

It’s that time of year many look forward to for months – putting up the Christmas tree and decorating homes for the festive season! Here are the decorations you don’t want to miss from Salisbury indies.

26 November 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 27/28 November

Salisbury has embraced Christmas, and there are many ways to join the merriment this weekend. Here's our pick of events for this weekend....

25 November 2021

Christmas arrives at Arundells!

Arundells reopens to the public today, and it's decorated top to toe for Christmas! There are a range of workshops and festive events over the next few weeks. We've been looking at what's on at Arundells.

25 November 2021

Salisbury's Best Christmas Window competition 2021

Salisbury BID, in partnership with the Salisbury Journal, have launched a Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition. Vote for your favourite!

24 November 2021

5 Questions With... Snow White!

Wiltshire Creative is ready to inject a little sparkle and magic into the festive season with Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon. We've been speaking to Snow White and Artistic Director Gareth Machin for our 5 Questions With.. feature.

19 November 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 20/21 November

Christmas has arrived in Salisbury! Magical lights, Santa, Nutcrackers, Christmas Trees and festive fairs.... we have them all! Here’s the pick of what’s on this weekend in our Traditional Original city. 

17 November 2021

Salisbury's not-to-be-missed Christmas highlights

Christmas is on the way and there are a lot of events that will bring festive fun and merriment to our beautiful city this year. We've put together a list of the not-to-be-missed experiences...

12 November 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 13/14 November

Our Traditional Original city is packed with creativity and imagination this weekend. There's something for everyone! Here are our weekend highlights...

10 November 2021

Questions with the cast: The Hound of the Baskervilles

The brilliantly witty adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles brings Sherlock Holmes to the stage at Salisbury Playhouse. This is what the cast has to say...

08 November 2021

Window Wanderland 2021 Gallery

Salisbury's first Window Wanderland ended on 7th November. Take a look at the illuminating designs that lit up the city centre.

06 November 2021

Christmas at Salisbury Cathedral

With over 800 years of history, you are guaranteed an authentic, traditional Christmas at Salisbury Cathedral this year. Find the highlights, here.

05 November 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 6/7 November

Salisbury comes alive this weekend with imaginative art, magical trails, unique Christmas gifts, laugh-out-loud comedy and the buzz of live music. Here are the events we think you should experience in the city this weekend... 

03 November 2021

Salisbury celebrates Diwali

Ahead of the start of Diwali, Experience Salisbury has been speaking to the Nepalese Society of Salisbury about the festival and launching Window Wanderland with an evening of traditional dance and music.

02 November 2021

November with Wiltshire Creative

Whether you want live music, theatre, exhibitions or a movie night, Wiltshire Creative has it all this November. 

29 October 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 30/31 October

It’s Halloween weekend, and if you’re brave enough to venture out, you’ll find some ghoulishly good events in Salisbury! Take a look at the Weekend What's On here.

28 October 2021

Salisbury’s cracking Christmas party venues!

Our Traditional Original city is full of warm and welcoming hospitality venues, which is just what you need for a fun Christmas night out! Here are some of the venues you might want to for some festive merriment...

26 October 2021

Reasons to give a Salisbury Gift Card this Christmas

If you are planning your Christms present buying already, why not think about giving the Salisbury Gift Card. It really is the perfect gift!

22 October 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 22/23 October

With events that celebrate singing, showcase dramatic theatre and help to keep the children occupied – there is a lot to experience for all ages this weekend in Salisbury. We'll tell you about them here.

21 October 2021

Half term family fun in Salisbury

If you are worried about how to keep the little ones entertained over the holiday, don’t be! There are lots of child-friendly activities to be found in our modern medieval city!

20 October 2021

Experience Salisbury's 5 Questions With.....

Ahead of a week of open afternoons that will give visitors a fascinating insight into the library, we have been speaking to Cathedral Archivist and Head of the Library Emily Naish as part of our 5 Questions With series. 

15 October 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 16/17 October

It’s a big weekend in Salisbury, as the Charter Fair rolls into the city centre. Here are some of the what’s on highlights in Salisbury we think you should experience this weekend.

15 October 2021

Songs of Praise at Salisbury Cathedral

Songs of Praise are filming at Salisbury Cathedral and you could be there. The longest running religious TV show in the world is looking for enthusiastic singers to fill the congregation.

11 October 2021

Can you handle scary Salisbury?!

There is a spookier side to Salisbury that you may not have heard about, with tales of ghosts and ghouls aplenty. Guest blogger, Claire Pitcher, has been digging a little deeper.

08 October 2021

Salisbury's Weekend What's On 9/10 October

Get ready for another packed weekend in Salisbury. It's full of singing, pumpkins, performances and art - what events do you want to experience this weekend? We've put together our top picks.

06 October 2021

Salisbury's Spooky Stories and Spooky Walks

Halloween has become an established ghoulish celebration of witches, trick or treating and fancy dress parties. Even Salisbury has its own spooky stories to tell so we’ve been getting the lowdown.

05 October 2021

A musical autumn with Wiltshire Creative

The autumn line-up at Wiltshire Creative is music to our ears! There is live music galore to get your toes tapping. We've put together a list of the events to look out for. 

02 October 2021

Get creative with Salisbury's Christmas workshops

Whether you want to create something Christmassy for yourself, or a gift for a loved-one, there is a workshop to suit in Salisbury.

28 September 2021

5 questions with.... David Christie

David Christie is the man behind Salisbury's newest exhibition space, The Vanner Gallery. He's an art lover who was looking for a more fulfilling career. Experience Salisbury meet him to ask 5 questions.

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.

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. 

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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? 

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.

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!

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: 

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. **please note this trail has now finished

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! 

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! 

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. 

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. 

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! 

02 August 2021

Staycation Salisbury: City in the countryside

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

01 August 2021

Experience a staycation in Salisbury

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


Experience Salisbury Cathedral

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


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.


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!


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?


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.


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.


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?


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.


The world's oldest working clock

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


A traditional original city

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


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.


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! 


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.


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.


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.


Explore Salisbury on the map

Explore our interactive map and discover the best of what Salisbury has to offer. 


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