Salisbury Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK)

Picture of Salisbury's Poultry Cross market square shelterGuided tours of Salisbury are a sensible way for tourists to acquaint themselves with the attractions within the city. After a day spent sightseeing and shopping in the city centre, watching a show at the Salisbury City Hall Entertainment Centre is often a good way to spend your evening.

Most people come to this part of Wiltshire to visit England's premier tourist attraction, Stonehenge, which lies just a short drive from the city itself and on Salisbury Plain. Stonehenge is famous the world over and this mysterious and ancient circle of huge stone monoliths attracts crowds of visitors all through the year. Tourists also like to spend time wandering around nearby Wilton House and its beautiful gardens, where attractions include a Japanese-style garden, an adventure playground area for children, and an exciting Supercar day each August, when the grounds are filled with sparkling Bugattis, Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

Walking Tours

Address: Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1EJ
Tel: +44 (0)1722 342860
There are a number of walking tours around Salisbury and these provide tourists with a real insight into some of the city's most interesting and historic attractions, landmarks and even include host Walks. Tours are available with 'Blue Badge Guides' and the journey takes around one and a half hours. Walking tours should usually be booked in advance to ensure your place.

Salisbury City Hall Entertainment Centre

Address: Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7TU, England
Tel: +44 (0)1722 334432
The Salisbury City Hall Entertainment Centre is one of the city's most popular attractions for tourists staying here. This large entertainment centre is situated close to car parks, bus and train stations. Regular attractions at the popular City Hall Entertainment Centre include national shows, local events and festivals, exhibitions, lectures and concerts.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:30, Saturday - 09:00 to 16:30

Sunrise over Stonehenge photo


Address: Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE
Tel: +44 (0)1980 624715
Located on Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge has been designated a World Heritage site and remains one of the most remarkable and intriguing monuments in the United Kingdom. As old as the great temples and pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge exerts a mysterious fascination. Stonehenge is one of the major tourist attractions in this part of England, and regular guide buses run daily from Salisbury to Stonehenge. The enormous bluestones were brought all the way from South Wales by sheer manpower, a feat hard to imagine possible. The monument of Stonehenge is precisely situated to face the rising and setting of the sun and many Druids worship here. Make time to also visit the extensive prehistoric landscape nearby on Salisbury Plain. The magnificent stones of Stonehenge are surrounded by many mysterious remains of ceremonial and domestic structures - some older than the monument itself and many accessible by road or footpath. Stonehenge is situated 2 miles west of Amesbury on junction of A303 and A344 / 360.
Open hours: daily, all year
Mid-March to May - 09:30 to 18:00 / June to August - 09:00 to 19:00
September to mid-October - 09:30 to 18:00 / end of October - 09:30 to 17:00
November to mid-March - 09:30 to 16:00
Admission: charge

View of Wilton House

Wilton House

Address: Wilton, Salisbury, SP2 OBJ, England
The magnificent stately home of Wilton House is situated on the outskirts of the city, in the adjacent town of Wilton. Dating back almost 500 years, Wilton House is home to many wonderful and historic attractions, including a world-famous art collection, which features works of art by Brueghel, Rembrandt, Reynolds and Van Dyck. Other attractions at Wilton House, near Salisbury, include a large Palladian bridge, excellent landscaped gardens, with rose gardens, water gardens, a café, and there is also an extensive playground for young children.
Open hours: April to October - Tuesday to Sunday - 10:30 to 17:30
Admission: charge, discounts available for children