Located within the county of Wiltshire, the historic cathedral city of Salisbury is approximately 80 miles south west from London, 20 miles northwest from Southampton and approximately half an hour drive to the beautiful coastal beaches of Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Poole.
Located at the heart of the city is the infamous 13th century Salisbury Cathedral boasting Britain’s tallest spire at 123m, the worlds oldest working clock dating from the 14th century and the original copy of the Magna Carta. The cathedral is surrounded by this modern medieval city full of culture, artists and creative hubs. The market place is bustling during bi-weekly market days and during the annual atmospheric Christmas market with mulled wine and craft gift stores. Salisbury has a super shopping centre with all necessity shops, designer and luxury shops, coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
Salisbury Museum displays archaeological finds from Stonehenge together with paintings by Romantic landscape architect J.M.W Turner. The cathedral was famously painted by John Constable in 1831, 1823 and 1836 – these paintings are displayed at The National Gallery, Tate Britain and National Portrait Gallery.
Peppered through the city are some of England’s finest historic houses and heritage buildings. The surrounding countryside and landscape is quintessentially English and encompasses areas of outstanding beauty, national parks and world heritage sites such as the neolithic monuments of Stonehenge which is only 8 miles from the city centre.