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
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
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