Things to Do in Salisbury

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Things to Do in Salisbury

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  • Audidryver
    Burgess Hill, UK1 contribution
    The Cathedral is a must see in Salisbury, its majesty, craftsmanship and atmosphere are amazing. In addition, there is the attraction of the Magna Carta which is one of the best preserved versions. I can't imagine anyone visiting the Cathedral and not being impressed. In addition, what really added to our visit was the input from the volunteer guides - their knowledge and insight is exceptional plus they all exuded so much enthusiasm when explaining various aspects of the cathedral adding plenty of to the visit. Thank you.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Kathy V
    36 contributions
    We went late morning and it was a beautiful sunny day. It really is surreal. I cannot imagine how this place was built. Really was awe inspiring. The walk was easy to it and then a paved trail went around it. The museum was nice and informative. You don't need much time here, but it is definitely worth seeing.
    Written November 5, 2022
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  • Marc W
    Bracknell, UK85 contributions
    If you want a hands-on aviation museum, this is probably as hands-on as you can get. They have a signigficant collection of fast jet cockpits and you can sit in most of them. On top of this there are some larger aircraft cockpits which are also accessible (some on request). It's not just aircraft parts though, there are several completely intact aircraft, a few you can also sit in but the majority you can't. But you can still get close.

    I was astounded to see that several have been restored from what were wrecks, on site. The team do an amazing job and have saved several planes from destruction including the most successful Harrier from the Falklands war. They also have one of the rare smaller Avro Prototype aircraft used to develop the famous Vulcan Bomber.

    On top of the aircraft there are lots of other aviation related exhibits to see. Don't miss the amazing RFC collection. This is a room full of genuine artifacts from WW1 including uniforms, documents and equipment.

    The building itself could be considered an exhibit as it's a rare surviving WW1 era hanger, the whole site was an airfield during WW1 and outside the airfield is still used by modern aircraft.

    With it being an old building, it can be a little chilly but if you dress as though it's an outdoor museum, you'll be fine. Pretty much everything in the museum has links to the area, either Old Sarum airfield where they are now or Boscombe down where they started.

    The volunteer staff are all very friendly and helpful with a lot of knowledge. There's an interesting giftshop with a large stock of old aviation books.

    I loved seeing the old aircraft close up and it's gone straight into being one of my favourite aviation museums.
    Written December 4, 2022
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  • Josepha M
    105 contributions
    It felt important to visit this site to see where Salisbury started. You can see the remains of the castle and the outline of the cathedral. Not a huge amount to see but it has atmosphere.
    Written October 25, 2022
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  • Josepha M
    105 contributions
    We went on a guided tour by an amusing guide. The house has an impressive facade. The highlight of the house is the plasterwork. Also there is a collection of 18th century wine glasses. The house was stripped of its original furniture etc so the National Trust has bought in furnishings. The pretty garden includes a privy.
    Written October 25, 2022
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  • Jane T
    Portsmouth, UK23 contributions
    This is a lovely house and definitely worth visiting. My friend and I had a very good afternoon. All the room stewards were helpful and interesting to chat to. The very varied contents of the house are well displayed and show the many interests of a very interesting man. The house also has a beautiful garden which leads down to the river. There isn’t a cafe but the museum cafe which is almost next door was very good.
    Written November 1, 2022
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  • Marcus G
    Stroud, UK300 contributions
    It's a good walk around all of the close with some fabulous buildings. Of not is the South Canonry which is the seat of the Bishop. The houses are stunning. Lots of interesting sculptures to enjoy. It is of course free.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • George Shaw
    2 contributions
    Well worth a visit if you’re visiting the Cathedral. Some parts of the museum are very modern, with other areas that could use some renovations. Good value for money, especially when bought at a discount alongside tickets to see Stonehenge. The staff were especially helpful and genuinely enthusiastic about what the museum had to offer.
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • Mary Ann King
    5 contributions
    Not very keen on churches but the beauty of this one is breathtaking, see it with a Credited Blue Badge Guide, wonderful visit
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Ken H
    Ipswich, UK702 contributions
    Lovely big open area nicely maintained. Outside the Town Hall we found free to use deck chairs and ample shade. Lots of catering outlets around the edge. Toilet facilities.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • elizabeth236
    Greater Manchester, UK17 contributions
    These gardens were perfect, clean, peaceful and well tended. We visited 2 days after Queen Elizabeth II passing so was very poignant.
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • Steven Gosling
    Ashton-under-Lyne, UK1 contribution
    There was a free bus from Salisbury train station and return.
    Beautiful course and lovely bars.
    They gave us free cakes at the end of the evening .
    It was definitely my favourite experience of a racecourse.
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • Ruth Latham
    6 contributions
    Spontaneous visit after a look at the cathedral. The little one (5years) enjoyed the treasure hunt immensely. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Lovely garden with hidden fairy doors for kids to find. The exhibition was very interesting and well kept.
    Written October 28, 2022
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  • Stefán Ingi Ó
    1 contribution
    Awesome beer, and great options for different people! <3 really enjoyed this brewery! Couldnt have asked for better beers
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • buggiessarah
    Salisbury, UK12 contributions
    Absolutely best pantomime ever! My son's whole primary school went and there were 2 other primary schools there. All the children really joined in, were enthralled for every second and afterwards said how much they loved it. I was lucky enough to be invited along and had an amazing time. There was as many jokes for the adults as the children and not a single dull moment. The cast and musicians were brilliant and the Playhouse staff so helpful and friendly as always.
    Written December 1, 2022
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