THE LOCAL AREA
Little Bankside is an excellent base from which you can visit Salisbury and the surrounding area, which is rich in history and heritage. Enjoy the Cathedral's inspiring silhouette as you explore the city and the Cathedral Close. Bustling markets have been held in Salisbury's Market Place since 1227 and these continue twice weekly (Tuesdays & Saturdays). Weekly markets are also held in Wilton & Shaftesbury.
Stonehenge, Old Sarum, Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill, The New Forest and Dorset's Jurassic Coast are all within easy reach.
Additional attractions further afield include Longleat, the magnificent Stourhead, Lacock Abbey and the beautiful cities of Bath and Winchester. There are plenty of rural pubs and eateries for you to discover as you explore the villages of rural Wiltshire, Dorset & Hampshire.
Salisbury Racecourse is just a 5 minute drive away and has a full calendar of flat racing events during the season. Golfers can enjoy the downland course at Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club in Netherhampton or Rushmore Golf Club in the beautiful Cranborne Chase.
The Salisbury Playhouse, Arts Centre and City Hall all offer exciting programmes of performances and entertainment throughout the year. The Cathedral also hosts a varied programme of art and music. The Salisbury International Arts Festival is held every year in May & June. Each September, the city holds a popular Food and Drink Festival and from mid-November to mid-December, there is a magical Christmas market in Guildhall Square.
Chalke Valley History Festival are also very prominent local events.
Further information can be found at visitwiltshire.co.uk