Salisbury Local Information

Superbly situated in southern England's rural heartland, few destinations can match the amazing diversity of Salisbury.

Salisbury CathedralWith a history dating back over 5,000 years there is no shortage of places to visit and things to do. Being only 1 hour 30 mins from London, 30 mins from Bournemouth and 40 mins from Winchester, Salisbury is within easy reach of many destinations and has a thriving commercial industry as a result. It holds good links via both rail and road, with regular trains running to London, Cardiff, Bristol and the north.

The town Centre has a diverse range of shops and supermarkets – you will find small local boutiques as well as larger national franchises. There is a market that runs twice weekly plus a farmers market every two weeks, offering great local produce including organic meats and vegetables. You'll find restaurants in abundance ranging from Italian, Chinese and Indian to Cantonese, Thai and traditional English foods.

There are numerous good primary and secondary schools, both state and private, including two Grammar Schools that are located close to the city centre. Being a Medieval City, there are plenty of historical and interesting attractions and places to visit.

If you are new to Salisbury

Here are some useful links to help you feel settled:

For Salisbury City Council click here.

Find out about schools, childcare and nurseries near you, including Ofsted reports, out of school care and contact details. Click here.

For a useful guide about shopping, theatres, restaurants click here.

For the NHS list of GP’s, dentists, opticians, hospitals and social care services in the Salisbury area, click here.

If you are looking for a local removals company, please click here.


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