Interesting Facts About Salisbury
Film devotees may be interested to learn that Mompesson House, built up in 1701, was the place where the hit film “Sense And Sensibility” was shot.
Likewise worth a mention is that Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest steeple in England, weighing in at a large 404 feet. The Cathedral should be the first port of call for any trip to Salisbury. The cathedral also gets into the record books because it demonstrates the worlds oldest working clock, and one of the only four remaining Magna Carta copyists.
Salisbury was the place of birth of well-known English thespian Michael Crawford. Apart from winning Oscars and starring in various well-known movies, Michael Crawford was also in the hit British TV comedy “Some Mothers Do Have Em”.
As a tourist location, a great 74% of all visitors to Salisbury come for leisure and holiday purposes. This number is extremely high when compared with other cities and highlights just how attractive Salisbury is as a holiday destination.
Interestingly, in a study taken lately, 97% of tourists interviewed said that the town either met or surpassed their expectations of the town as a holiday location. Salisbury has a town population of just over 40,000 people.
- Constable and Salisbury: The Soul of Landscape, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury (independent.co.uk)
- What about a weekend at the Salisbury Flower Festival (interflora.co.uk)
- Salisbury’s First Five Star B&B Opens (travlark.com)