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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."



Salisbury Guided Walks - Daily from April-October!
A group of experienced, professional Blue Badge guides proud of Salisbury & Stonehenge; passionate about sharing their history, myths and legends with you.

Music in the Parks - Free Music in the Parks concerts.
All of the concerts are held during the summer months in Queen Elizabeth Gardens are FREE to attend and are held between 2pm and 4pm on the following dates: Sunday 8th July, Sunday 22nd July, Sunday 5th August, Sunday 19th August. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of live music in a beautiful setting. Visit:

Salisbury International Arts Festival
The Salisbury International Arts Festival will be taking a break for 2018.
See what's on:

Wilton Wake-up
The Wilton Wake Up gives car enthusiasts the chance to display their wheels, look at other cars and talk to fellow petrol heads! Gates open at 8am. Last entry 10.30am - with breakfast & refreshments available on site;
- Sunday 22nd April –  Iconic Performance Cars
- Sunday 27th May – Pre-’88 Retro & Classic Cars
- Sunday 24th June – Best of British (Cars & Motorbikes)
- Sunday 22nd July – Biker Breakfast
- Sunday 19th August – Fast & Exotic SUPERCARS - N.B. new date for this Wake Up event
- Sunday 23rd September – ‘Banzai’ – Japanese Sports Cars

Larmer Tree Festival - 19th-22nd July 2018
After a well earned break in 2017, Larmer Tree Festival will return in 2018 with a new and exciting line up from the likes of; First Aid Kit, Jake Bugg, Public Service Broadcasting, Tune-Yards, Nick Mulvey, Songhoy Blues and more... Larmer Tree Gardens, nr Salisbury, on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.

Festival of Archaeology - 21st - 22nd July 2018
Family-friendly, unique weekend of heritage, archaeology and living history. Festival of Archaeology is now a firm fixture and will include two days of talks on some of the hottest archaeological topics.

Street Food Sunday - 29th July from 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Wonderful variety of street food vendors and stalls from across the South West and live music from the popular rock band Barely Legal. 10.00am – 4.00pm

The Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt Adventure – 8pm-2am on Sat 7th July and Sat 4th August 2018.
Take part in a real ghost adventure as you join a group to look into the paranormal activity reported at the museum, and take part in experiments – not for the faint hearted!

“Geeks” Salisbury – Comic-Con – 12th May 2018
The beautiful Wiltshire City of Salisbury will be hosting its second GEEKS event this coming May! bringing Guests, Traders, Cosplay and much much more!

Wilton Horse Trials - 28th - 29th July 2018
Watch the showjumping, Dressage and cross country at the 42nd Whitehead Vizard Wilton Horse trials.

Street Food Sunday – 29th July
From 11.00am – 4.00pm the Market Place will be bustling with a huge selection of street food stalls – showcasing talented suppliers from around the South West. Live music and foods to cater for all tastes!

End of the Road Festival – 30th August – 2nd September 2018
Join in the festivities as a generous line-up of folk, psych, indie and Americana bands play amongst the beautiful setting of Larmer Tree gardens! This year's line up includes; Vampire Weekend, St. Vincent, Feist and more...


Salisbury Markets

The Salisbury Market Square has been refurbished and is host to some exciting events!

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 9am until 4:00pm. The market comprises a wide range of approximately 90 stalls of various sizes, including 12 farmers' stalls!

Farmers & Artisan Markets - Salisbury's Farmers' and Artisan Market brings together the best of locally produced food, drink, plants and a wealth of artisan products, all from within 50 miles of Salisbury. First Sunday of every month.  10am - 4pm in the Guildhall Square

Vintage Markets - An eclectic mix of vintage, antique and bric-a-brac stalls from across the South come tgether to showcase some wonderful items from bygone eras. Taking place in Salisbury's Guildhall Square, enjoy wandering through the stalls with live music & delicious refreshments throughout the day!
- 25th May 2018
- 29th June 2018
- 27th July 2018
- 31st August 2018
- 28th September 2018 (also joined by the French Market)
- 26th October 2018
On Friday 23rd March 2018 and 28th September 2018 the French Market will be joining the Vintage Market.

Street Food Sunday
Wonderful variety of street food vendors and stalls from across the South West and live music from the popular rock band Barely Legal. 10.00am – 4.00pm
- 29th July from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

Continental Markets - A two day continental market comes to the city three times a year. You will find French crepes and cheese to Dutch tulips and German sausages.

Artisan Market
The Market Place and Guildhall Square will be filled with artisan offerings including fresh food, handmade arts & crafts, furnishings and much more! Live music and a great selection of things to eat and drink make for a great day out! 4th June / 2nd July / 6th August / 3rd September / 1st October.

French Market – 28th September 2018
Salisbury welcomes the France at Home Market to fill the streets with the best in authentic breads, cheeses, jewellery, crafts and home-wares from across the channel!

Salisbury Christmas Market -One of the most popular draws for visitors to the city over the festive season, Salisbury Christmas Market opens from late November and runs until just before Christmas. Over 70 beautifully decorated wooden chalets will be showcasing some of the area’s finest artisan products, in the beautiful Guildhall Square in the centre of Salisbury.


Salisbury Attractions!

Salisbury Cathedral is a beautiful and historic medieval building, an international symbol of Christianity and a world class heritage attraction. The Cathedral is home to the Magna Carta and 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.

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

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

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

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.

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...

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