The sights of Salisbury

Wilton House Salisbury Wiltshire

Salisbury is a historic treasure trove; the perfect “city in the countryside”. Here is our pick of the best places to explore during your visit

Wilton House Salisbury Wiltshire
Above: The dramatic double-cube room in Salisbury's Wilton House

Visiting Salisbury For further information on where to stay and what to do in Salisbury and the county of Wiltshire, go to: www.visitwiltshire.co.uk.Or contact: the Tourist Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury SP1 1EJ; tel: (01722) 334956.

Salisbury Cathedral For further information on visiting the cathedral, tel: (01722) 555120 or go to: www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

Fisherton Mill Excellent art gallery, shop and cafe just a few minutes walk from the centre of town, housed in a Victorian grain mill. Tel: (01722) 415121 (gallery) or (01722) 500200 (cafe); www.fishertonmill.co.uk

Harbour Fish and Chips Top fish and chips in a friendly setting just round the corner from the market, in Salt Lane. Tel: (01722) 411888.

Margaret Turner Jewellers selling exquisite designer pieces. Also at the new store in Eton, Turner & Thom. Tel: (01722) 333633; www.turnerandthom.co.uk

Wilton House Head for the little town of Wilton, just a few miles west of Salisbury. It’s dominated by this magnificent stately home, seat of the Earl of Pembroke, where you can admire some of the finest 17th-century Palladian exteriors and interiors in England. Tel: (01722) 746700; www.wiltonhouse.com

The Gastrobistro Restaurant at the Pheasant Inn with a varied French/Mediterranean menu, where you’ll also find straightforward burgers and vegetarian specialities.
Tel: (01722) 414926; www.restaurant-salisbury.com

Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum Great local museum and art gallery, particularly strong on Wiltshire’s prehistoric past. Tel:
(01722) 332151; www.salisburymuseum.org.uk

The Old Mill at Harnham Handily located riverside pub at the Harnham end of the Town Path, serving hearty food and beer. Tel:
(01722) 327517; www.simonandsteve.com

The Wyndham Arms Traditional and very homely pub, a short walk from the city centre, serving great real ales and bar snacks. Tel: (01722) 331026.

Best Western Red Lion (3-star) 750-year-old hotel where contemporary comforts mix with historic features; one room has a medieval fireplace dating back to 1220. Tel: (01722) 323334; www.the-redlion.co.uk

Milford Hall Hotel (3-star) Within easy walking distance of the city centre, with traditional rooms in the original Georgian house, and spacious, modern rooms in a new extension; all are well-equipped. Tel: (01722) 417411; www.classicbritishhotels.com

The Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel (4-star) 13th-century coaching inn with riverside location at Harnham and lovely views of the cathedral from the restaurant. Tel: 0844 411 9046; www.legacy-hotels.co.uk

Want to know more about what to visit and when? Read our insiders guide to Salisbury!

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