The ultimate experience in Salisbury

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Salisbury is a special place. We cherish our history, respect our heritage and celebrate traditional English craft, products and produce.  

There is imagination and originality in our culture. There is the captivating beauty of our outside spaces and architecture. From museums to original drama and safe nights out, Salisbury will keep you inspired. 

This itinerary pulls together all that is great about our Traditional Original city to make sure you have the ultimate Salisbury experience. 

  • The ultimate experience in Salisbury


    One of the best ways to get accustomed to a new city is by taking a guided tour so what better way to start your ultimate experience than with the Salisbury City Guides.  

    They will walk you around Salisbury, introducing the city’s fascinating history and highlighting the not-to-be missed architecture. From Salisbury Cathedral to St Thomas’ Doom Painting and a ghostly Duke, there’s a lot to find out! 

    To learn more about Salisbury’s heritage head to The Salisbury Museum. It's based in the King’s House, a beautiful grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral. The museum houses archaeological collections of national importance from around Salisbury and Stonehenge. There are also art collections featuring works from John Constable and J.M.W. Turner. 

    After a busy morning of exploration and discovery you will probably be in need of a little break! It’s time to head to Salisbury Arts Centre for a relaxing lunch. The Arts Centre and café is based in an old church, with a tranquil garden to enjoy your food in peaceful surroundings.  

    Now the energy levels have been revived, you will be all set for a VIP tour of Salisbury Cathedral. View the best-preserved Magna Carta, the world’s oldest working clock and marvel at the engineering of Britain’s tallest spire. There’s so much more than meets the eye at this 800-year-old cathedral. 

    The Stone’s Kitchen Café is the next stop on our ultimate Salisbury experience. Sit down in the historic surroundings of Salisbury’s Market Place for a traditional cream tea and you definitely won’t be disappointed. The freshly baked scones are delicious, and enormous! 

    Finish your afternoon with a spot of shopping and discover things you wouldn’t find on any other high street. Salisbury not only has a range of larger high street chains but there is an active community of independent shops. We are a city that embraces creativity and uniqueness and you can see that across our wonderful independent businesses. 

    Now, it is time to kick-off your ultimate evening in Salisbury.  

    Tinga is an independently owned Mexican bar and restaurant which offers a truly memorable evening out. Walk through the doors and you’ll be transported to Mexico City! Immerse yourself in the art, the colours, the smells and the flavours of South America.  

    Salisbury Playhouse is one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. From original drama to pantomimes, movies and dance, the Playhouse offers a range of events to bring quality entertainment to any evening out. 

    Round-off your night in style with cocktails at Brown Street, a new outside venue that brings together a bar, the best in local street food and entertainment all in one place.  

    For your overnight stay you won’t get more unique than Caboose. It is an independently owned 1920s inspired Parlour bar and modern bed and breakfast. After a peaceful sleep make sure you try their continental breakfast, a perfect way to get set for a brand-new day. 

    To celebrate the launch of Experience Salisbury we are giving away everything featured in our Ultimate Salisbury Experience itinerary and all you need to do to be included in the draw is sign up to our newsletter! Find all the details of the competition, and what you could win, here. 

  • Your experience...

    Salisbury City Guides

    With so much to see in Salisbury, one of the Blue Badge guides will help you discover the main highlights of Salisbury with their daily city walk. 

    • City Centre Location

    5 minute

    The Salisbury Museum

    The Salisbury Museum tells the story of Salisbury and its surrounding areas - a unique landscape which has been the cradle of unparalleled human achievement for over half a million years.

    • City Centre Location
    • Disabled Access

    5 minutes

    Salisbury Arts Centre Cafe

    Come along and enjoy coffee, cake and the beautiful Arts Centre grounds.

    • City Centre Location
    • Disabled Access
    • Venue Hire Available

    15 minutes

    Featured

    Salisbury Cathedral

    Salisbury Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome, and hospitality for over 800 years. The story of this great Cathedral is a tale of defiance and ingenuity that begins back in 1218.

    • City Centre Location
    • Dog Friendly
    • Disabled Access

    5 minutes

    Stones Kitchen Café

    Stones Kitchen Café on Butcher Row in Salisbury is an independent, family-run cafe serving the coffee and freshly homemade food and cakes. Tables and chairs on the Market Place give customers a place to sit outside in the heart of historic Salisbury.

    • Dog Friendly
    • Independent Business
    • Disabled Access
    • City Centre Location
    • Outside Seating Available
    • Vegetarian Options

    1 minute

    5 minutes

    Tinga

    Tinga is an independently owned Mexican bar and restaurant in Salisbury city centre. Our immersive dining experience is one your guests won't forget! Tinga has held the position of number 1 restaurant in Salisbury on TripAdvisor since January 2019. T...

    • Independent Business
    • City Centre Location
    • Vegetarian Options

    10 minutes

    Featured

    Salisbury Playhouse

    Salisbury Playhouse one of the UK’s leading producing theatres with a busy programme of events from plays to pantomimes, musicals and youth theatre.

    • City Centre Location
    • Disabled Access

    10 minutes

    Brown Street

    A phoenix rising from the ashes of the pandemic, Brown Street looks to reinvent Salisbury’s social scene with an offer the city has never seen before.

    • Independent Business
    • City Centre Location
    • Outside Seating Available

    10 minutes

    Caboose

    Caboose is an independently owned premium Bed & Breakfast and 1920s inspired bar, located just a 2 minute walk from Salisbury Train Station. Caboose boasts 8 en-suite boutique bedrooms which are beautifully finished to a high standard including; ...

    • Independent Business
    • City Centre Location
    • Outside Seating Available

    10 minutes

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    Featured

    Salisbury Cathedral

    Salisbury Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome, and hospitality for over 800 years. The story of this great Cathedral is a tale of defiance and ingenuity that begins back in 1218.

    • City Centre Location
    • Dog Friendly
    • Disabled Access
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    Salisbury Charter Market

    Every Tuesday and Saturday, Salisbury's historic Charter Market is held in the Market Place with a variety of local traders offering a range of fresh local produce and products.

    Fisherton Mill - Gallery | Cafe | Studios

    Fisherton Mill is so much more than an amazing art gallery located in one of Salisbury's most beautiful restored buildings.

    • Independent Business
    • City Centre Location
    • Outside Seating Available
    • Dog Friendly
    • Disabled Access
    • Vegetarian Options
    Featured

    Salisbury Arts Centre

    Salisbury Arts Centre is a vibrant arts hub located in a deconsecrated church. What was once St Edmunds Church now plays host to a range of events including theatre, dance, music, comedy, films, exhibitions, family features and workshops.

    • City Centre Location
    • Disabled Access
    • Venue Hire Available
    • Meeting Room Hire Available
    Featured

    Salisbury Playhouse

    Salisbury Playhouse one of the UK’s leading producing theatres with a busy programme of events from plays to pantomimes, musicals and youth theatre.

    • City Centre Location
    • Disabled Access

    Live Escape Rooms Salisbury

    Experience the five star rated escape rooms in Salisbury's city centre. Live Escape Salisbury's 'Spectre' takes teams of up to 8 players on an immersive, fun filled adventure using special effects and handbuilt puzzles. Great for families, friends, t...

    • Independent Business
    • City Centre Location

    Salisbury Cathedral Close

    800 years of history is on show in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. At 80 acres it is Britain’s largest Cathedral Close and reflects architectural styles from the 13th through to the 20th Century.

    • City Centre Location
    • Dog Friendly
    • Disabled Access
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