Ideally located in the tranquil square across the road from the hotel, the Cathedral is regarded as one of the leading examples of Early English Gothic architecture. The spire, built in 1320, at 404 feet (123m), has been the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom since 1561. Visitors can take the ‘Tower Tour’, in which the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wooden scaffolding, can be viewed. A must see for every visitor to our beautiful town!
With a history spanning 4,500 years Stonehenge has many different meanings to people today. It is a wonder of the world, a spiritual place and a source of inspiration. The Stone Circle is a masterpiece of engineering, and building it would have taken huge effort from hundreds of well-organised people using only simple tools and technologies.
Climb the mighty ramparts for views over the Wiltshire plains and imagine the once thriving town of Old Sarum. Stand in the footprint of Salisbury's original cathedral, conquer the royal castle which stood high on the motte, and discover the awe-inspiring Iron Age hill fort where it all began. Unearth over 2,000 years of history and find out how the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark on this impressive landscape.
The Charter Market is a twice-weekly retail market held in Salisbury Market Place every Tuesday and Saturday. The historical market has run since 1227 in Salisbury Market Place and comprises of approximately 70 stalls of various sizes. The market offers a wide range of goods including food (meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread, cakes, tea and coffee), clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery, watches, flowers and plants, music, tools, collectables, homeware, pet food and linen to name just a few. We have a central hot food area offering Hog roast, Thai, South African and Indian Food. There is also a farmers' market of 12 blue/white stalls incorporated in to the main market.