Salisbury Cathedral and City
Described as the City in the Countryside, Salisbury retains much of its historic past and makes an excellent short break destination. Salisbury has recently been declared one of the Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities in the Best in Travel for 2015.
Salisbury Cathedral is one of the leading examples of early English architecture. The main body of the cathedral was completed in 1258.
The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft). It contains the world's oldest working clock (from AD 1386) and has the best surviving of the four original copies of Magna Carta.
30 minutes from the port Southampton Cruise Tours to Salisbury.
Ideal for a combination of visits to match your schedule.
Parking in the cathedral car park at the centre gives great access to both Salisbury Cathedral and the historic city.
Salisbury cathedral with nearly 800 years of history to explore and over 70,000 tons of medieval craftsmanship to admire, there is plenty to see, do and learn. Ideally we suggest you allow between 1.5 - 3 hours for your visit but you can see most of the highlights in 45 minutes if you are pressed for time.
Salisbury city retains much of it's past with timbered buildings and original streets to explore.
Often combined with trips to Stonehenge and Old Sarum both are only minutes away from Salisbury.
Consider Winchester City and Winchester Cathedral being only 20 minutes from Southampton and 45 minutes from Salisbury. A good pairing with Salisbury being the old capital of England.