Salisbury – Off The Beaten Path
With so numerous charming attractions, it’s easy to forget many of the side attractions that Salisbury has to provide the holiday-maker. Starting, a walk around the town is one of the most pleasant experiences you can relish as a traveler. There are numerous lovely shops, restaurants, coffeehouses and pubs in the network of streets in and around Market Square. In fact, markets were accommodated here two times each week as long ago as the early twelfth century. Even today, Markets are held every Tuesday and Saturday and there are several lovely stalls to discover if you’re in town when they’re on.
If you’re fond of the arts, get over to Salisbury Arts Centre, where you can see various musical shows. Theatre fans may also relish the performances at City Hall and Salisbury Playhouse.
Towards the environs of Salisbury are the scenic Elizabeth Gardens, right by the Avon River. Aside from having a playhouse, the gardens offer up unique scenes of the Cathedral. The gardens also have a lot of natural wildlife such as ducks, geese and other wild birds (you can even recognise the periodic fox trotting by). The sculpted gardens are rather beautiful.
Salisbury Raceway is one of the oldest racecourses in England, and there are enjoyable views of the Wiltshire countryside from these grounds – you can even recognise the Cathedral in the distance.
Finally, for flying enthusiasts, the Old Sarum Flying Club is an fascinating place to see. You can recognise aeroplanes take off and land, and even sign up for some flying lessons if you’re feeling adventurous.
- Constable and Salisbury: The Soul of Landscape, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury (independent.co.uk)
- Southern England Day 1 – Salisbury, United Kingdom (travelpod.com)
- Sarum by Edward Rutherford (alleganylibrarycollections.wordpress.com)