Salisbury is known as the cathedral city of Wiltshire, which is located in West Country in England. It is, literally, a cathedral city, and it is home to the stunning Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is just a gorgeous, incredibly old cathedral with spectacular views. There is plenty to do in the area from sight seeing to going to museums to shopping -- you can do it all in Salisbury and the surrounding areas.
Getting to Salisbury
Salisbury is heavily accessible by airport from London -- the London Heathrow Airport and the London Gatwick Airports are nearby. There are also several local, regional airports. By train, you can stop from the secondary main line from London to Exeter. Bus is also very accessible to Salisbury and the National Express operates there as well as other cathedral cities. By car, you can easily get around, as the area has been a crossroads for thousands of years.
Salisbury Activities and Things to Do
Stonehenge ( http://www.stonehenge.co.uk/ ) is only about 15km from Salisbury, and that, combined with its beautiful cathedrals, is enough of a reason to stop at Salisbury or stay there on your England adventure. Stonehenge is an ancient monument from around 2,500 BC! Absolutely ancient and definitely worth seeing. The Salisbury Cathedral, the Old Sarum, the Bulford Kiwi and the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum are very popular sights to see as well.
In the entire Wiltshire area, there are plenty of local rivers and canals to plan an outdoor adventure -- from walking, hiking, golfing, cycling and horse back riding, you can do it all. You can even sky dive in Salisbury -- so be on your toes and get busy! In the picturesque area of Salisbury, you won't be able to say inside and even a nice stroll in town can be one of the most beautiful experiences of your life.
When Should I go to Salisbury?
Salisbury is known for its moderate sea-like climate, with a moderate temperature in Summer and in Winter. Rain falls all year round, and is not too prone to flooding. It only may snow a few days a year. You can expect the beautiful weather to also give you a great view of natural surroundings and expect to see some wild cows and horses.
Nightlife in Salisbury
Like most of England, even in the most picturesque of towns, expect to find a lot of night time fun. There are, of course, some excellent pubs that sport homemade brews and plenty of England's finest microbrews on tap. There is even a nightclub in the area called the Chapel -- get it? So yes, even when traveling in a city of chapels, you can expect to have a great time trying out different pubs in the area. There are plenty of great eateries with delicious organic food due to the natural surroundings as well.