Salisbury is located in Wiltshire in the West Country. Although quaint and picturesque there is plenty to see in Salisbury, including Salisbury Cathedral, which dates back to the 13th century. The cathedral features the tallest spire in the country, at more than 120 metres. Services take place daily and there are also guided walking tours that can be enjoyed as well. The original site of the city is known as Old Sarum and is also a popular site to see. Perhaps the most famous of the sites around Salisbury is Stonehenge, which is located quite near Salisbury.
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire and is located at the confluence of five rivers, which have meant that it has been an important settlement since at least the Iron Age.
Salisbury cathedral boasts the tallest church spire in England, stretching 404 feet into the air. It also has the largest cloister and the biggest cathedral close in Britain, covering an area of some eighty acres. The cathedral is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta and you can find this on display in the cathedral's library. The cathedral's medieval clock is the oldest such working clock in the world. In medieval days, clocks did not have a dial but instead chimed a bell each hour.
Twice a week the city has a market, something it has been doing since it was granted a charter to do so in 1227. Shoppers can also visit several different shopping centres in the city.
About eight miles away from Salisbury is the famous Stonehenge stone circle, which dates back to the Stone Age. This is one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world and the standing stones are thought to date back to around 2,500 BC, although there is still no certainty about the exact date they were erected or the precise purpose of the site.
Every year, the city is home to the International Arts Festival, which takes place in early summer. The festival includes live music, theatre and street performers as well as a variety of exhibitions and stretches for just over two weeks.