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We are 7 miles from Salisbury (about 10-15min journey) into the countryside. We are close enough to be easily accessible, but far enough from the hustle and bustle of Salisbury. There are many Heritage Sites in the area. Amongst the most popular is:

 

 

What?

Why?

Website

Distance from us.
(by car)

Salisbury Cathedral
also
Harnham Water Meadows near the Cathedral

Britain's finest 13th century cathedral.

www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

www.salisburywatermeadows.org.uk

8 miles / 18 minutes

Stonehenge

A prehistoric monument of unique importance.

www.stonehengeproject.org

18 miles / 30 minutes

Wilton House

21 acres of landscaped gardens, portraits by Van Dyck.

www. wiltonhouse.com

9 miles / 18 minutes

Old Sarum

Iron Ages Hill fort

www.english-heritage.org.uk

10 miles / 21 minutes

Arundells

Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath's home

www.arundells.org

8 miles / 18 minutes

Wilton Shopping Village

A selection of factory outlet shops and Wilton Carpet Factory

www.thewiltonshoppingvillage.co.uk

9 miles / 18 minutes

Rockbourne Roman Villa

The remains of the largest known roman villa in the area.

www.hants.gov.uk/museum/rockbourne

6.5 miles / 15 minutes

Old Wardour Castle

Nice for walking and a picnic.

www.english-heritage.org.uk

14 miles / 30 minutes

Larmer Tree Gardens

The gardens were created by General Pitt Rivers.

www.larmertree.co.uk

10 miles / 19 minutes

Shaftesbury

Gold Hill; Shaftesbury Abbey

www.shaftesburyabbey.co.uk

18 miles / 33 minutes

Stourhead Gardens

Wonderful Gardens, lovely all year round.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead

33 miles / 50 minutes

Farmer Giles

Fun for the children.

www.farmergiles.co.uk

13 miles / 30 minutes

Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm

Rare breed British animals being saved from extinction.

www.rabbitworld.co.uk

20 miles / 35 minutes

Salisbury Racecourse

A lovely day out.

www.salisburyracecourse.co.uk

6 miles / 10 minutes

 

The following are suitable for day trips - they are all around 1 hour away from us by car.

Longleat

Simply a great day out.

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33 miles / 1 hour

Bath

Roman Baths, Jane Austin Centre and wonderful shopping

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45 miles / 1 hour and 15 min

Bournemouth

Seaside and Bournemouth City Centre

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26 miles / 50 minutes

Avebury

A wonderful outing on a sunny day. Walk amongst the stones and have a picnic. Best of all, entrance is free.

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37 miles / 1 hour 12 minutes

The New Forest and Beaulieu Motor Museum

Walking and cycling in the New Forest

Visit the National Motor Museum

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33 miles / 1 hour

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard & the Spinnaker Tower

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48 miles / 1 hour 10 minutes

 

 

Markets: Every Tuesday and Saturday there is a market on at Salisbury's Market Square, and on Thursdays in Wilton.

 
Where to Eat?

We have very good pubs in the area. Whether you require a child-friendly establishment, a traditional English pub, or something special, it is all within easy reach distance by car.

We can recommend:

  • The Fox and Goose in Coombe Bissett. Four miles away from us, very easy to find. Child-friendly, outside eating area in good weather, play area for children. Friendly staff offering good pub food reasonably priced. Tel. 01722 718437 (Booking advisable over weekends).

  • The White Hart at Bishopstone. Good Food, nice atmosphere. Tel. 01722 780244
  • The Horseshoe at Ebbesbourne Wake. Highly recommended, a great place for lunch. The serve 'proper' vegetables. (Rather difficult to find at night if you do not know the area) Tel. 01722 780474.
  • The Ship Inn at Burcombe. Wonderful, contemporary food. A bit pricey but worth it. Tel. 01722 743182.

     

 

Walking in the Area.

  • Walking on Martin Down Conservation Area. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is only 5 minutes away by car.

  • Harnham Water Meadows near Salisbury Cathedral. The Harnham Water Meadows, within the city of Salisbury, are part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and are an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA). See the website: www.salisburywatermeadows.org.uk

  • Walking around the old and new Wardour Castle. It is a pleasant walk through fields and along tracks. Old Wardour Castle dates from the 14th century and was the site of two sieges in the Civil War.

  • Walking around Broadchalke and Bishopstone, go and see the Fovant Badges. Lunch at the Queen's Head in Broadchalke.

  • Have a look at this excellent website: Walks in Salisbury and Wessex

 

For more information go to www.visitsalisbury.com