Salisbury is a city made for groups. Being a smaller city, it is easy to get around without the big crowds that can so often drown larger cities. There is space to breath, but still plenty to see and do. Attractions here offer something for everyone, whether you want history, arts and culture or shopping.
Our beautiful medieval city lies in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It is a short drive to the A303 (which takes you straight to London or down to the South West) and lies on a main train line, which makes it the perfect location for a group stop.
Salisbury train station lies on the direct route from London to Exeter. There are also direct lines to Southampton and Bristol. If you do come by train, the station is just a ten-minute easy walk to the city centre.
If coming by car, there are five Park & Ride sites on the outskirts of Salisbury that provide a regular bus service into Salisbury city centre running every 15 minutes.
Salisbury’s Central Car Park also offers long-stay tickets for those wanting to drive into the city centre. For coaches, there are two areas to park, one within the city centre at Millstream Coach Park with an overflow on the A338 at Britford.
You can find more information on our travel page.
Salisbury has become known for its medieval history and charm. It is a traditionally original city and its wonderful architecture can be seen on every corner. For those groups that want to dig a little deeper there are plenty of places to do just that.
Salisbury Cathedral is one of England’s must-see attractions. Sitting in the Cathedral Close it dominates the skyline and you can’t help but be impressed by its towering design. On a visit here you will also get to see the best-preserved remaining copy of the Magna Carta and the world’s oldest working clock.
The Cathedral Close has much to offer. Groups are welcomed at Salisbury Museum, Arundells (the former home of Sir Edward Heath), The Rifle's Museum and Mompesson House - or why not picnic on the Cathedral lawn. Please note bookings for entry into attractions do need to be made in advance whilst Covid restrictions remain.
Whether you are part of a group of adults, or mixed with children, you can head to Salisbury Playhouse for top-quality theatre productions. They offer a range of productions for all ages.
Prefer to hit the shops? Then make sure to take advantage of Salisbury’s independents. They offer an array of unique products from clothes to jewellery and art. See a full list here.
If you really want to delve into the medieval history of Salisbury then a guided tour is a popular choice for groups. Whether it’s learning more about Salisbury Cathedral, the spooky side of Salisbury or a tour that takes in Old Sarum and Stonehenge, there are plenty of options. Find out more here.
For those looking to recharge the batteries during a day of sight-seeing, Salisbury has a range of food establishment to suit all tastes whether it’s an inviting café, traditional pub or fine-dining restaurant you would prefer. A full list of restaurants in Salisbury can be found here.
There are plenty of options for those wanting to stay in Salisbury for a night, or longer. From B&Bs to camp sites and luxury hotels, we’ll make sure your whole group gets a good night sleep after a long day exploring. See a list of accommodation in Salisbury here.
Disabled access is available to many of our attractions here in Salisbury, and if you need a little extra help to get around then Shopmobility hires out vehicles and aids to those with walking difficulties. Find all the information here.
If you're caught short during your visit, don’t worry, there are plenty of public toilets dotted around the city centre. You can find them here.
There are so many things for groups to see and do in Salisbury we just don’t have room to list them all here! For ideas and inspiration – from top picnic spots to the best pubs for a Sunday roast - head to our blog and itineraries pages.
If you need more information then head to Salisbury’s Information Centre. In the heart of the city centre the friendly staff can offer advice on a range of services, from accommodation, days out and tours.
Whatever you end up planning in our wonderful city, please remember all our businesses, events and attractions are currently adhering to government guidance to ensure they are Covid secure. Please be patient and kind as we all try to get through this unprecedented time, together.