The City of Salisbury lies in the heart of Wiltshire''s glorious countryside and is dominated by its imposing 13th century Gothic cathedral. The city itself dates back to medieval times and has an abundance of listed buildings featuring the black framed timber design of that era.
Salisbury is a lively city with a great range of shops and a flourishing arts and entertainment scene. There is the twice weekly Charter Market which has been a fixture for more than 600 years and a wealth of independent and specialist arts and crafts shops. In addition, you will find three shopping malls in the city centre and plenty of places to eat and drink.
Salisbury has an enormous range of tourist attractions. The most famous in the city centre is undoubtedly the cathedral, which offers 750 years of history and is widely recognised as one of the finest medieval cathedrals in the country. It features various items of interest including Britain''s tallest spire, Europe''s oldest clock and one of the original surviving copies of the Magna Carta.
A number of walking trails offer stunning cathedral views and pass by the city''s historic buildings. Where there are medieval buildings, there are usually ghosts, and Salisbury is no exception. A Classic Ghost Tour will take you around some of the city''s most haunted buildings.
The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is perhaps the most famous landmark in the area, but there are several other historic attractions that should not be missed. The Old Sarum Castle is an enormous Iron Age hill fort, and the ruins lie on the site of ancient Salisbury, whilst Old Wardour Castle is a 14th century structure set in beautiful grounds beside a lake.
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