With 800 years of hospitality, you will always receive a warm welcome in our modern medieval city.
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.
A wonderful addition to Christmas at Fisherton Mill are the Courtyard Makers Markets featuring six individual stalls offering original gifts.
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!
Come on down to Salisbury Guildhall Square this Christmas and meet Santa!
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.
Join the festive fun at Salisbury Playhouse this Christmas.
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.
Soak up the festive atmosphere and bag a unique Christmas gift at Salisbury's Sunday Festive Markets.
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!
Soak up the festive atmosphere and bag a unique Christmas gift at Salisbury's Sunday Festive Markets.
Join Salisbury Cathedral for a wonderful mixture of beautiful choral music, popular carols and the reading of the Christmas story.
Enjoy lots of fun, singing, giant puppets, a real-life donkey and camels in this popular service at Salisbury Cathedral.
Begin your Christmas with this moving service of choral music, readings and prayers sung by the Salisbury Cathedral Choir.
Discover Salisbury's Ghosts and other strange happenings accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide as darkness falls upon the medieval streets
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!
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.
Stewart Lee comes to Salisbury Playhouse with his new stand-up show, Snowflake/Tornado.
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.
Wendi Peters and Bill Ward lead an incredible ensemble in this thrilling new adaptation at Salisbury Playhouse.
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.
Want to make the most of your weekend? Here’s the Experience Salisbury guide to what’s on 4th and 5th 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.
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.
Salisbury has embraced Christmas, and there are many ways to join the merriment this weekend. Here's our pick of events for this weekend....
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.
Salisbury BID, in partnership with the Salisbury Journal, have launched a Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition. Vote for your favourite!
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.
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.
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...
Our Traditional Original city is packed with creativity and imagination this weekend. There's something for everyone! Here are our weekend highlights...
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...
Salisbury's first Window Wanderland ended on 7th November. Take a look at the illuminating designs that lit up the city centre.
With over 800 years of history, you are guaranteed an authentic, traditional Christmas at Salisbury Cathedral this year. Find the highlights, here.
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...
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.
Whether you want live music, theatre, exhibitions or a movie night, Wiltshire Creative has it all this November.
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.
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...
If you are planning your Christms present buying already, why not think about giving the Salisbury Gift Card. It really is the perfect gift!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you want to create something Christmassy for yourself, or a gift for a loved-one, there is a workshop to suit in Salisbury.
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.
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.
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.
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!
‘Reflections’ is a new project from Salisbury District Hospital which created a poetic record of life during a global pandemic.
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.
Sandy sandwiches, stroppy donkeys, crafting exhibitions, discussions about playwrights and fun for the under 5s - it's all happening this September with Wiltshire Creative!
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!
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!
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?
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.
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!
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:
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
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!
You will never be at a loose end this summer with so much to see and do around 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.
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.
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!
With an impressive city and beautiful countryside, Salisbury makes the ideal staycation location.
With international travel looking unlikely this year, discover why Salisbury is the perfect staycation destination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July is Independents Month, and throughout the month we'll be championing and celebrating the city’s impressive array of independent businesses.
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!
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.
There is nothing better than a leisurely picnic on a lazy summer's day. And Salisbury has plenty of perfect spots.
SHIFT is an exciting initiative that gives youngsters a platform to showcase their art work and inspire change for future generations.
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.
Football fans have been kept waiting for a year, but the start of the 16th UEFA European Football Championships is finally upon us.
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.
With summer just around the corner, outdoor events are the hot ticket of the season. These are just some we think you'll enjoy.
There is much more to Salisbury than meets the eye. It is a city where extraordinary is ordinary. Discover Salisbury's hidden gems.
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.
Salisbury. A modern medieval city that calls out to be photographed! Take a look at the pictures that will inspire you to experience Salisbury.
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.
A visit to Salisbury is not complete without taking in the majestic Salisbury Cathedral.
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.
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!
Salisbury Cathedral dominates the city skyline and is an international attraction, but how well do you really know it?
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.
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.
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?
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.
A clock that can be found in Salisbury Cathedral is actually the world's oldest surviving working clock.
This is Salisbury. A beautiful heritage city, with an eye on the future.
As well as Salisbury Cathedral, there is another place of worship within the city centre that draws international attention: St Thomas’ church.
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!
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.
Former Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath is perhaps one of Salisbury’s most famous former residents. Find out about his home in Salisbury.
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.