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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 between 2pm and 4pm on Sundays – and are FREE to attend. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of live music in a beautiful setting. Visit:

Salisbury International Arts Festival - 26th May to 10th June 2017
Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival has announced six events for 2017, boasting an eclectic mix of classical music, folk, jazz, circus and dance, with exciting new names taking their place alongside previous Festival favourites.
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! All events take place from 8.00am – 11.00am with breakfast & refreshments available on site;Sunday - - 4th June – ‘Supercars’
- 25th June – ‘Classic Cars – Pre ’87’
- 23rd July ‘Roof-Down Rendezvous’
- 27th August – ‘Hot Hatchbacks and Performance Estates’
- 24th September – ‘American Muscle’

Larmer Tree Festival - 20th-22nd July 2018
Larmer Tree Festival will return in 2018 with some new and exciting developments. Previous years acts have included; Tom Jones, The Levellers, The Magic Numbers and Bill Bailey. Larmer Tree Gardens, nr Salisbury, on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.

Festival of Archaeology - 15th - 30th July 2017
Festival of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum, featuring a live demonstration dig led by Phil Harding.

The Rifles Museum Ghost Hunt Adventure – 24th June
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 – 15th July
Join the first comic-con to be held in Salisbury as celebrity guests, cosplay, competitions, Q&A sessions, and the finest traders from across the UK await at City Hall!

Wilton Horse Trials - 29th - 30th July 2017
Horse trials held within the Wilton Estate.

Street Food Sunday – 30th 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!

Grand Medieval Joust – 27th - 28th August
Travel back in time to see four gallant knights battle for good and evil! Choose your champion and surround yourself in majestic marvel as court jesters, falcons in flight and merry musicians make this event a must-see!
Be sure to book your ticket:

End of the Road Festival – 31st August – 3rd September
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!

Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Fayre - 8th - 9th September
Over 140 of the UK's top craft makers & designers will come together to exhibit and sell their wares in this celebration of creativity. With a full programme of talks and trails around the City to enjoy, there will also be a host of heritage exhibitors demonstrating an array of incredible and historic art forms.

Salisbury Food and Drink Festival - 4th – 10th September
Foodies and families come together to celebrate the very best of local and regional produce, with a host of activities to enjoy, culminating in the ever popular Market Day on the 10th.


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 8am until 4:30pm. 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 - 3pm 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!
- 30th June
- 28th July
- 25th August
- 29th September
- 27th October

Thursday Late Night Markets - 4th August and 1st September 2016
Browse Salisbury’s Market Stalls, grab some tasty street food and enjoy the atmosphere and musical entertainment in to the evening from 5 – 9pm. Guildhall Square and Market Place, Salisbury.
Call: 01722 342860

Foodie Friday Markets
Foodie Friday Markets bring you a smorgasbord of delicious streetfood from talented chefs across the South West! Enjoy an al-fresco lunch and soak up the Salisbury scenes from the Market Place. 10.00am – 4.00pm
- 9th June will play host to Salisbury live- open late until 10.00pm
- 14th July / 11th August / 8th September / 13th October

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.

France at Home Market – 29th September
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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