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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 - Every weekend!
Join Salisbury City Guides for a guided walk of Salisbury city centre. The walk lasts approximately 90 minutes. Tickets available in advance from Salisbury Information Centre or from the guide on the day.

Music in the Parks - Free Music in the Parks concerts.
All of the concerts are 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. Enjoy the performances on: 19th June, 3rd July, 17th July, 7th August, 21st August.

Salisbury International Arts Festival - 27th May to 11th June 2016
The next Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival is set to be even better than the last!
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Wilton Wake-up - 27th May to 11th June 2016
Gardens Open in aid of National Gardens Scheme charities. Homemade Teas available.
Call: 01722 718496

Dinton Open Gardens - 25th - 26th June 2016
The village of Dinton is opening 8 gardens for charity in June. Ranging from large modern gardens to traditional thatched cottage gardens. Adults £5
Call: 01722 716447

Larmer Tree Festival - 13-17th July 2016
Larmer Tree music festival is a home grown favourite and gets bigger and better year on year... 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.

Salisbury Open Gardens - 20th July 2016
Gardens Open in aid of National Gardens Scheme charities. Homemade Teas available.
Call: 01722 718496

Festival of Archaeology - 23-24th July 2016
Festival of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum, featuring a live demonstration dig led by Phil Harding.

Hands on History - 25th July - 31st August 2016
Join the Hands on History crew throughout the summer at Old Sarum, for fun-filled kids' events.

Wilton Horse Trials - 31st July 2016
Horse trials held within the Wilton Estate.

Knights Tournament - 28-29th August 2016
Family fun day! Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval contest and laugh out loud at our silly jesters. Held at Old Sarum, Castle road, Salisbury SP1 1SD

Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Fayre - 17th September 20116 - 25th March 2016
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:

Constable in Context: Salisbury Cathedral - 9th September - 11th March 2016
Exhibition at The Salisbury Museum

Food and Drink Festival - 18th September 2016
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.

Salisbury French Market - 30th September - 1st October 2016
French market in the Guildhall Square

Wilton Classic and Supercar Event - 2017
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.


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 and third Sunday of every month.  10am - 3pm in the Guildhall Square

Vintage Markets - Eclectic mix of Vintage & Retro homeware, furnishings and fashion.. 
2016 dates to be announced... Visit:

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 - Enjoy some fabulous street food from across the South West. Markets to run on the second Friday of the month from March until October...

International Market - Salisbury's International Market will take place in the Guildhall Square and Market Place. May 2016 dates to be confirmed... Visit:


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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