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It's no exaggeration to say Salisbury is a magical place. This cathedral city in the English countryside is a mere 15 kilometres from Stonehenge, arguably one of the planet's most mysterious places. A Salisbury holiday is a memorable experience as Wiltshire County offers ancient and unique sights you won’t see anywhere else.
Clearly, you can’t skip Stonehenge as it’s a just a “stone’s throw” away. To see this Neolithic masterpiece of engineering, you must book your visit in advance with either a tour bus or online (all visits are regulated and timed). Once you book Salisbury accommodation, see if they offer Stonehenge packages. Salisbury Cathedral, a 13th-century Gothic masterpiece, is another incredible structure worth visiting. It’s sacred spires hold many treasures, including an original copy of the Magna Carta. In the north nave, there's a medieval clock built in 1386 that still keeps time and is said to be the oldest mechanical clock in existence.
For more from the past, visit the Salisbury Museum. You’ll find artefacts of Wiltshire's prehistory, including the remains of a person found near Stonehenge and a gold necklace from the Bronze Age. Wind down your day by walking through Salisbury’s old town centre and browsing the 21st-century shops operating out of 13th-century buildings.
Most international flights to Salisbury will land at Heathrow Airport in London. From there, you can take the rail-air link bus to Woking and then train to Salisbury. Once you’ve arrived, Salisbury is very walkable with great public transit options. If you drive, you can park outside the town’s centre and take a bus into the city using the Salisbury Park & Ride system. You can also take a train or bus from Salisbury hotels to other Wiltshire towns, such as Andover.
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