Wiltshire, England’s Magical Salisbury Cathedral


Jonny Blair of Dont Stop Living recommends the Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, England

The marvelous Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, England!

Although I was born and bred in Northern Ireland, I also have an affinity with the south of England. I spent 6 years living in Bournemouth, London and Dartford and loved every minute of my time there. In the 1980s, I first visited the wonderful Salisbury Cathedral, and then life went full circle in 2009 when I made the Cathedral one of my last tourist activities whilst still living in the UK.

Jonny Blair of Dont Stop Living recommends Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury is a typical English city, old, historic and proud. Spot the highest Cathedral spire in the UK peering over its streets. It is traditionally English to the core; the streets are charming and pretty. It is historic and proud. Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest church spire in the whole of the United Kingdom!!

Where is Salisbury Cathedral?

Funny enough, it’s bang in the centre of Salisbury, full directions here – Salisbury Cathedral. You’ll be hard pushed to miss it, if truth be told, the locals are also very proud of it, just ask them if you’re really stuck! A massive grassy park sits in the foreground of this English medieval spectacle.

Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire on Dont Stop Living

Fantastic sight of Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire in England, looking over a grassy park.

What Can I Do At Salisbury Cathedral?

You can just walk inside, take a tour on your own, or a guided tour.  Get to Salisbury Cathedral and do a guided tour if you want an insight into the history and to see its fine architecture! Private Evening Group Tours can be a great option, with the latest start time being 7 pm, you can then eat at the Refectory Restaurant enjoying the views over a glass of wine! The minimum cost is 240 pounds per group tour.

a lifestyle of travel marvelling at the amazing Salisbury Cathedral

Admiring the wonderful Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire in England in one of my last weeks living in the UK . There is no charge for the floor tours of Salisbury Cathedral, though they expect a donation, which I gave and £6.50 from adults. This goes towards the upkeep of the Cathedral, which has seen a lot of renovation work in its time.

A river in Salisbury England

While you’re in Salisbury get down to the river for a decent meal to relax.

While you’re in Salisbury stop by for some food down by the river and walk the city’s traditional, cobbled streets. Reminiscing on this reminds me of just how good places on your doorstep can be. Within days of my trip to Salisbury Cathedral, I was touring round Taiwan proving how random life can be.

Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire in England

The pretty streets of Salisbury are worth a look too.

Jonny Scott Blair
Jonny Blair is a self confessed traveling nomad who founded and blogs at Don't Stop Living. He sees every day as an adventure. Since leaving behind his home town of Bangor in Northern Ireland ten years ago he has traveled to all seven continents, working his way through various jobs and funding it all with hard work and an appetite for travel. Don’t Stop Living, a lifestyle of travel' contains over 1,000 stories and tips from his journeys round the globe. He wants to show others how easy it is to travel the world, give them some ideas and encourage them to do the same but most of all he aims to constantly live a lifestyle of travel. He is currently based in Hong Kong and on Twitter @jonnyblair.
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