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Marvel at the engineering wonders of Neolithic man, admire fragments of collected pottery retrieved from archaeological sites, and explore monumental museums in the heart of beautiful Salisbury where ancient history meets contemporary culture in every central street. The packed out heart of town is a melting pot of sights, past and present. Chic, modern designer stores sit next door to antiquated drinking dens and preserved UNESCO sites, and expansive parks stretch across gently sloping meadows to settle on the edge of the popular River Avon.

Things to see

The puzzling stone circle at famous Stonehenge is a legendary sight, a world class visitor attraction that attracts curious tourists and traveling pilgrims to witness its stoic columns of stone. Find out all about this unique and unexplained circle at the New Visitor Center, and view fossils and archaeological treasures in its on-site exhibition. If this stone circle isn’t puzzling enough, the excavated timber henge circle 2 miles away offers more food for thought. It’s a late Neolithic structure thought to be built as early as 2470BC. Meanwhile, in the heart of Salisbury and overlooking the winding waterways of the River Avon, Salisbury Cathedral is an impressive and imposing sight on the mound of a small hill. Walk quietly through its hallowed halls, marveling at the Gothic architecture and ornate frescos, before visiting part of the Magna Carta in its historical resting place. Complete your journey through time at the site of Old Sarum, a magnificent Iron Age hill fort that was home to the original Salisbury Cathedral. The views from this Saxon, Norman, and Roman-influenced site extend across the fields to the historic town of Salisbury, and it’s the perfect spot for a post-education picnic, finished with delicious ice cream from the landmark shop.

Hotels in Salisbury

Many of the hotels in Salisbury have been converted from original Georgian or Tudor homes to provide elegant guesthouses and chic bed and breakfasts in the historic town center. The luxury hotels in Salisbury are of a high standard, staying true to the history of the area with elegant furnishings and traditional decor, and guestrooms that are lavishly finished with flat-screen televisions and other contemporary technology. It can be hard to find discount hotels in an area as affluent as this, but what you will find are some excellent mid-budget hotels in old-fashioned inns throughout the heart of the town.

Where to stay

Inside the tightly wound streets of Salisbury, historic Tudor-era architecture fills the streets with whitewashed walls and dark painted beams, original drinking houses have comfortable lounges filled with brass ornaments and aging photos, and period townhouses with balconied windows have been converted at street level to trendy fashion stores, discount hotels, and eclectic eateries. Outside Salisbury, the monumental masonry of Stonehenge towers over the surrounding valley, teasing curious visitors with legendary tales and trailing shadows that follow the line of the passing sun.

How to get to Salisbury

Easily the closest and best airport to Salisbury is Heathrow Airport in London, one and a half hours away. By taking a public bus from Heathrow to Woking, you can jump on the train and complete your journey to Salisbury in a total of 2 hours. Otherwise, picking up a hire car gives you a pleasant drive through the verdant English countryside, as well as the ability to explore its scenic sights while you’re here on vacation.

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