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The City Area



Salisbury is a vibrant modern community with a long and interesting history. Also known as New Sarum, the City was built around the new cathedral in the 13th Century and quickly became a powerful regional centre and one of the largest and most important towns in medieval England.

It is justly famous, not only for its spectacular cathedral, but also for the wealth of medieval buildings, its ancient chequers and its uniquely hospitable welcome.

Not surprisingly, Salisbury has become one of the UKs favourite tourism destinations, sitting in the heart of the beautiful South Wiltshire countryside and within easy reach of attractions such as Stonehenge and Wilton House.