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Salisbury is the only UK city in the Lonely Planet top 10 must-see places in the world!

"Bursting with history, top class restaurants, atmospheric nightlife and a host of festivals planned for 2015, we believe Salisbury is a must-see for domestic and international travellers alike."

"2015 is set to be the year visitors linger in this quintessentially English city as Salisbury uncorks the champagne for the 800th anniversary of its greatest treasure, the Magna Carta."

"The lightning rod for the celebrations will be Salisbury cathedral, the neck-straining medieval masterpiece whose Chapter House holds the Magna Carta."

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WHAT HAPPENING IN 2014!

Spooky Salisbury - 28th-31st October 2014
Halloween Ghost Walk leaving from outside Salisbury Information Centre at 8pm on 28th and 29th, and 7pm and 8pm on the 30th-31st October 2014.

Rotary Spireworks - 1st November 2014
Annual Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display at Salisbury Livestock Market.
Visit: www.rotary-ribi.org

Antiques, Collectables, Vintage & Retro Fair - 16th November 2014
Eclectic mix of Antiques, 20th Century Collectable Vintage & Retro homeware, furnishings and fashion at Salisbury Racecourse. Stalls from handpicked stallholders to professional dealers and enthusiasts.
Visit: www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/whats-on/antiques

Salisbury Lantern Procession
- 27th November 2014
Hundreds of lanterns cast a festive light through the streets of Salisbury in this annual Lanterns for Salisbury parade. Starting at the Cathedral, arriving in the Market Place at 6.30pm, where the evening continues with a festive concert and the magical atmosphere of the Christmas Market at night.
Visit: www.salisburychristmasmarket.co.uk/lantern-procession

The Advent Procession - From Darkness to Light - 28th-30th November 2014
This is one of the most popular services of the year. It begins with the Cathedral in total darkness and silence before the Advent Candle is lit. The service is a mix of beautiful music and readings during which two great processions move around the different spaces in the building which is, by the end, illuminated by almost 1300 candles.
Visit: www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/

Salisbury Christmas Fair - 26th November - 20th December 2014
Visitors can expect to find lots of tasteful, inspiring, high quality gifts and festive goods including arts and crafts. There will be a programme of local choirs and music groups performing festive music, with many retailers in Salisbury organising additional special events. 
Visit: www.salisburychristmasmarket.co.uk/

Salisbury Playhouse - One of Britains leading producing theatres with a National reputation for home-grown which attracts audiences ov over 100,000 a year! The Playhouse has a full programme again for 2014 - shows include; The Mandela Project on 31st October, Dracular on 14th-15th November, The Kite Runner from 17th-22nd November, and Mother Goose from 3rd December - 10th January 2015.
Visit: www.salisburyplayhouse.com

Salisbury City Hall - Some fantastic live entertainment in store for 2014, in the form of shows, music, comedy and dance! The calandar of events includes; Al Murrey on 5th November, Show of Hands on 26th November, the Big Snow Ball on 5th December, the Christmas Party on 19th December and much more..
Visit www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk

WHAT HAPPENING IN 2015!

Magna Carta 2015!
Salisbury Cathedral is proud to be home to the finest of the four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta. It plans to take a leading role in the 2015 celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the historic and iconic document. Celebrations will include; the document being re-displayed at the newly renovated Chapter House, Communication of the Magna Carta's historic background and modern significance, lectures and speakers, a week-long Flower Festival in September 2015, a Medieval Fair for all the family, a pageant, and a special concert and celebratory Eucharist.

Sense and Sensibility Revisited - 14th March - 1st November 2015
New exhibition for 2015: Sense and Sensibility Revisited: Did Jane Austen know the Portman Sisters of Mompesson House?
Visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

Salisbury International Arts Festival - 22nd May - 6th June 2015
The next Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival is set to be even better than the last!
See what's on: www.salisburyfestival.co.uk

Salisbury Barons' Trail - 1st-30th June 2015
A trail of statues, sponsored by local businesses and created and painted by a wide range of artists and community groups, placed throughout the streets of Salisbury to raise money for the Trussell Trust.

Wilton Classic and Supercar Event - 6th-7th June 2015
A fabulous weekend of automotive fun for the whole family combining supercar parade, with head to head displays, classic cars, motorbike agility, entertainment and entry to 16th century Wilton House.
Visit: www.wiltonclassicsupercar.co.uk

Larmer Tree Festival - 2015 dates yet to be announced..
Larmer Tree music festival is a home grown favourite and gets bigger and better year on year... 2014 acts included; Tom Jones, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls. Larmer Tree Gardens, nr Salisbury, on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.
Visit: www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

Music in the Parks - Free Music in the Parks concerts.
All of the concerts are in Queen Elizabeth Gardens between 2pm and 4pm – and are FREE to attend. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of live music in a beautiful setting.

Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Fayre - 2015 dates to be announced.
Salisbury’s Contemporary Craft & Heritage Fayre allows craft makers to showcase their skills and sell their works in the Cathedral Close. Our local heritage is also on show with practical workshops and interactive demonstrations available. Visit: www.salisburycraftfayre.org

Flower Festival - 15th-20th September 2015
A flower festival celebrating 800 years of democracy and entitled `Magna Flora` will be designed by Michael Bowyer, Pam Lewis and Angela Turner, who designed the 2011 Flower Festival. 
Visit: www.salisbury.anglican.org

Food and Drink Festival - 2015 dates to be announced.
Salisbury Food & Drink Festival is set to be a fantastic week of foodie events, family fun and gourmet produce, in and around the city. Opening with the annual Food & Drink Market Day, local and regional stalls will fill the Market Square and spread into the Guildhall with fresh, local foods and locally made drinks.

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Salisbury Markets

The Salisbury Market Square has been refurbished and will be host to some new and exciting events in 2014!

Charter Markets - The Charter Market is a twice-weekly retail market held in Salisbury Market Place. Held every Tuesday and Saturday, the market is open from 8am until 4pm. The market comprises a wide range of approximately 90 stalls of various sizes, including 12 farmers' stalls!

Farmers Markets - Salisbury City Council is starting a new market for Salisbury bringing together the best of locally produced food, drink, plants and a wealth of artisan products. First Sunday of every month.  10am - 3pm in the Guildhall Square

Vintage Markets - Eclectic mix of Vintage & Retro homeware, furnishings and fashion.. 2015 dates to be announced...

Teenage Markets - The Teenage Market gives young people a chance to trade at their local market.  As well as a creative retail offer, The Teenage Market also includes a performance element giving a free platform for local performers and large community groups to showcase their skills and talents. Teenage markets are scheduled for Sunday 26th October.

International Market - Salisbury's International Market will take place in the Guildhall Square and Market Place. 2015 dates to be confirmed...

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Salisbury Attractions!

Salisbury Cathedral is a beautiful and historic medieval building, an international symbol of Christianity and a world class heritage attraction. The Cathedral hosts regular classical, choral and contemporary concerts featuring English and visiting International choirs, and the renowned Organ Recital Series.  Morning Worship with Holy Communion and Choral Evensong services are held most days.   www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

Stonehenge is the world's best known Megalithic monument. Built around 3100BC, the huge stone circle is a World Heritage Site.  Stonehenge stands on Salisbury Plain, just 8 www.stonehenge.co.uk

Wilton House is one of the Treasure Houses of England.  The home of the Earl of Pembroke, this 460 year old building with its history, architecture, art treasures and 21 acres of gardens and parkland attracts visitors from all over the world.www.wiltonhouse.co.uk

Salisbury Racecourse - Set in the middle of picturesque Wiltshire countryside, within view of the Cathedral, the Racecourse hosts around 15 thoroughbred flat race meetings  www.salisburyracecourse.co.uk

Hawk Conservancy Trust - If you’ve ever wanted to get close to, or even hold, a bird of prey then the Hawk Conservancy Trust, in Hampshire is the place to visit. As a specialist bird of prey centre, which has operated for over 25 years, the staff are recognised as being among the best falconers in the world. Set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, the Trust is home to over 150 birds of prey – from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller’s Sea Eagles.  www.hawkconservancy.org

Cholderton Charlie's Rare Breed Farm - A fun day out for all is guaranteed at Cholderton Charlie’s Farm Park situated on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border near Stonehenge. The Rare Breeds farm offers plenty of hands on activities to keep you entertained from walking a goat around the farm to cuddling chicks...  www.choldertoncharliesfarm.com

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