Superbly situated in southern England's rural heartland, few destinations can match the amazing diversity of Salisbury and Stonehenge - with a history dating back over 5,000 years there is no shortage of places to visit, all conveniently located within an hour or so's drive of each other.
On the 'must see' list are the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Longleat and Stourhead gardens. But we also have a wide range of less well known but equally lovely stately homes, beautiful gardens, lively farm parks and award-winning museums you definitely won't want to miss.
Salisbury has plenty of characterful places to stay - some dating back to the 13th century - and a wide range of pubs, tea rooms, individual shops and regular street markets, and outside the city you will find charming country towns and villages with plenty of opportunities for great walking and cycling.
Salisbury is easily accessible from Christchurch and the Waterford Lodge Hotel, making it the perfect choice for a great day out.
Stonhenge's secret sister, Woodhenge - a late Neolithic or early bronze age monument situated between Larkhill and Amesbury Walk from Salisbury to Old Sarum via the path along the river and enjoy the magnificent views from the outer bailey Stroll around Salisbury's medieval city centre or Cathedral Close and admire the huge variety of architecture Visit the Fovant badges - replicas of regimental cap badges carved into the hillside in memory of servicemen lost in World
Salisbury is one of the few cities to celebrate England's patron saint St George. Performers and entertainers help celebrate St. George's Day in Salisbury with festivities held on the Sunday nearest the 23rd April.
Knights do battle, the Dragon is slain, and stilt walkers, jugglers medieval mummers and Morris dancers fill the Market Place in Salisbury. The leading characters usually include Hob Nob and Christopher the Salisbury Giant. Salisbury's Market Place is bordered by cosmopolitan pavement cafes perfect for that mid-morning latte or cappuccino; for those on the move there are plenty of bakeries offering sandwiches, rolls and wraps to take away and if dinner still seems a long way off, cosy tea shops are always on hand to fill the gap with delicious cakes and pastries.