Wiltshire Salisbury Stonehenge
Information about the county of Wiltshire with Salisbury and
Salisbury, is in the county of Wiltshire and lies on the banks of the
River Avon. It is a charming town full of quaint, lovely old houses and
medieval streets. Famous due to its closeness to Stonehenge and for its
wonderful 13th century cathedral.
Salisbury Cathedral is one of the finest British cathedrals and has one
of the tallest cathedral spires in England and has one copy of the Magna
Carta. Close to the cathedral is The Medieval Hall also from the 13th
century. Here visitors can enjoy a 40 minute introduction to medieval
life in Salisbury. Market days every Tuesday and Saturday are lively
times to see the city. Near by, and high above the Salisbury Plain, is
It is the site of the ancient city of Salisbury and is a fascinating
hodgepodge of Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Norman ruins. The Normans built
a castle and a cathedral there in the 11th century. The site was
eventually abandoned in 1219 when the bishops moved to Salisbury, or New
Sarum. Now much of what was there has collapsed. Only the foundations of
the castle and cathedral can be seen, along with a few other remnants.
However, it is a journey through ancient times to go there and a
wonderful place for a picnic.
weird prehistoric ruins of Stonehenge stand on the Salisbury Plain a few
miles away. Archaeologists date the standing stones to have been erected
about 2,500 - 2,000 BC. The earth bank that circles the standing stones
is thought to have been built around 1,000 years before this.