(Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK)
Salisbury certainly has plenty in the way of shopping opportunities. However, the layout of the city centre is a little unorganised and unconventional, which means that a map may be useful, and you should expect to double-back on yourself at times.
There are certainly plenty of shops here, including department stores such as Debenhams (on the Blue Boar Row) and BHS (at the Old George Mall), while those shopping for souvenirs will find a number of gift shops around Salisbury Cathedral and the Close. Those in need of some groceries should head to the Sainsbury's Superstore at The Maltings, or if you are after cheap high-street fashion, then TK Maxx at the Town Hall Square's Cross Keys Shopping Centre may well suffice.
Most shops in Salisbury open seven days a week, throughout the year, opening around 09:00 until 17:30 or later. On Sunday, opening hours tend to be somewhat shorter than the rest of the week.
High Street Shops and Department Stores
Salisbury has numerous High Street names and chain stores throughout the city and many of these can be found in the centre, including supermarkets, department stores, fashion boutiques with designer labels, hairdressers, cafés, coffee shops, bakeries and smaller, individual shops. The main shopping streets in Salisbury spread in several directions and there is a large car parking area close to the River Avon.
Shopping Areas and Centres
Popular shopping areas in and around Salisbury include:
Tel: +44 (0)1722 331204
The Maltings is situated in the heart of Salisbury city centre and has a large car parking area for more than 1,500 cars. With an enormous variety of stores, shopping in this area of the city is always productive, and shops include fashion stores, book shops, furniture stores, hardware shops, camping outlets, flowers shops, arts and crafts shops, gift shops, shoe shops, cafés, and many more popular shops.
Old George Mall Shopping Centre
Address: 23b High Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2NJ, England
Tel: +44 (0)1722 333500
The Old George Mall can be found in the centre of Salisbury and is a large open-air centre. Popular High Street brands include BHS, Marks and Spencer, Next, River Island and WHSmith. This large retail precinct features its own multi-storey car park and many independent shops, which include antiques shops and jewellers.
Wilton Shopping Village
Address: Minster Street, Wilton, Salisbury, Wilton, SP2 ORS, England
Tel: +44 (0)1722 741211
Wilton Shopping Village is situated on the outskirts of Salisbury, close to Wilton House and Wilton Garden Centre. This riverside complex features many factory outlet shops, selling items at vastly discounted prices. There include well-known brands of fashion, glassware, ceramics, golfing equipment, hardware, camping equipment, and sportswear. Other attractions at the Wilton Village include a large car parking area, a restaurant and a nearby playground area for children.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:30 to 17:30, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Full of character and real life, the busy markets in Salisbury are an integral part of local Wiltshire life. They provide a great place to find bargains or to just browse around the wide variety of stalls and enjoy the exciting atmosphere and local banter. Salisbury's bustling markets range from the very large to a small, discreet collection of stalls, situated in quiet districts.
Address: The Market Square, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3UZ, England
The large and famous Charter Market is one of Salisbury's most popular and is held outside, throughout the year. Always busy, the Charter Market has numerous stalls, selling fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses, sweets, jams, eggs, clothes, shoes, jewellery, carpets, rugs, kitchenware, furniture, paintings and many other items. There are also a number of food stalls, selling freshly cooked chickens, donuts, bread and other tasty items. Of note, much of the produce sold here is locally produced and organic.