Salisbury is a very busy place in peak season during the day time. Visitors to Salisbury often arrive by coach and take in the nearby Stonehenge on day trips. This does however mean that it is a lot quieter in the evenings.
Salisbury is often referred to as the 'City in the countryside'. The small side streets with their half-timbered buildings and medieval charm is also a delight for shoppers who can find all the main brand names alongside more traditional shops offering a wide and diverse range of British made crafts.
Salisbury Cathedral is an extremely impressive building. Constructed on a shallow bed of shingle it stands testiment to the skills of craftsman 750 years ago. The cathedral boasts the tallest spire in Britain as well as Europe's oldest working clock. The cathedral is also home to the best preserved Magna Carta in existence.
Salisbury was also the home of former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. The house was left to the nation and is open to visitors at designated times during the year.