If you want to gaze upon 'Britain's Best View' - as voted for by none other than the readers of Country Life magazine - then look no further than Salisbury. It's the view of the cathedral from the edge of the water meadows that takes the prize, but there are plenty more astonishing sights to see in this history-rich city. And when you're finished with the heritage and the scenery, you can dive into the city's equally good shopping, dining, and entertainment...

Visitors flock to Salisbury from all over the world to see the awe-inspiring medieval cathedral. And they don't just come for the architecture. The cathedral is also home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, and to Europe's oldest working clock. The spire is the tallest in England at 123m, and you can part of the way up - if you can face the 332 steps, you'll be rewarded with magnificent views across the city and surrounding countryside.

One of the places you can spot from the spire is Old Sarum, about two miles to the north. It was the original site of the city up until 1220 when the cathedral and the settlement around it were relocated. A little further to the north is Stonehenge, perhaps the most iconic British heritage site of them all.

If that has put you in the mood for some exploring, try a riverside walk. Five rivers converge at Salisbury, so there are plenty of footpaths that allow you to wander through and beyond the city.

Back in the city centre, browse the great mix of independent and high street shops, or enjoy a fine meal in one of the city's wide range of restaurants.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main train station in Salisbury?

The main train station in Salisbury is Salisbury. Check out live arrivals and station facilities for Salisbury.

Which train companies run trains to Salisbury?

The primary operator of trains to Salisbury is GWR.

How do I find cheap tickets to Salisbury?

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Are trains to Salisbury running?

There are frequent daily services to Salisbury, although there may be fewer services on weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Salisbury.

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