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Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England with a number of great attractions. Located inside the Grade I listed building The King’s House is The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum whose history dates back to the 13th century, just opposite the Cathedral.
Inside the museum is the Stonehenge exhibition gallery, which has interactive displays about Stonehenge and the archaeology of south Wiltshire, as well as collections including the skeleton of the Amesbury Archer. The Pitt Rivers gallery holds a collection from General Augustus Pitt Rivers and the costume gallery showcases costume and textiles from the area.

 

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Salisbury is the location of a number of fun events, including the annual St. George's Day pageant, the origins of which are claimed to go back to the thirteenth century. The city also features the Five Rivers Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, which features a number of great exercise activities and The Bishop's Walk on the edge of the city leads you to a popular.

Mompesson House
This grand house was build in 1701, and shows the beauty fo the Queen Anne style home decoration. There are gardens to stroll though as well and refreshments can be had at the Gardens Tearooms. (01722 335 659)

Salisbury Cathedral
One of England’s most impressive cathedrals, Salisbury was constructed in 1220. The spire here was once one of the tallest structures in the world when it was erected in 1315, reaching to 201 metres. One of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta is stored here for safe keeping. (01722 555 120)

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
Lots of historical information about Stonehenge can be viewed here as well as ceramics, paintings and many artefacts. (0172 332 151)

Market Square
This square markets date back to 1219, and still on Tuesdays and Saturdays the farmers come to town to sell their wares.

Wardrobe
This military museum tells the history of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments. (01722  414 536)

 

 

 

 


 


 


 

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