I've been living in Salisbury, the historic Cathedral City, for the past ten years and enjoy life in this medieval City with its interesting history and wonderful tourist attractions

One of the most popular places to visit in Salisbury is the Cathedral, the grounds are often full of happy looking tourists and visitors (grockles), all taking photos of the ancient monument.

I'm not aware of any rough areas or areas to avoid in Salisbury despite what some people might suggest.

Living in Salisbury

Living where i do in Salisbury has its advantages, I live close to the local park alongside the River Avon and enjoy the scenery as well as the wild birds such as the ducks and swans. It's an ideal place for dog walking and I'm often there with my Greyhound when I'm not working.

Being a popular tourist destination, Salisbury can get very busy at times, especially in the warmer months. There are times when some of the local roads cannot cope with the traffic, especially along the Southampton Road (A36). A Google search for Traffic delays A36 Salisbury will tell you all you need to know.

The traffic is also very busy on the A303 around Amesbury and Stonehenge but there are ways to avoid the A303 traffic at Stonehenge if you know how.

Local shops and ameneties

Salisbury also has some of the best shopping centres in the area including the Old George Mall, the Cross Keys shopping centre and The Maltings. Most of the major chains are represented along with some wonderful smaller shops hidden away in the medieval streets with their quaint old names.

There is also a Waitrose in Salisbury and it's only a 10 minute walk away from where I live. There are a few snooty ones in Waitrose from time to time but it's a great place to shop. Supermarket snobbery is alive and kicking :) But then again, the class system is alive and kicking as well.

Accommodation in Salisbury

We have a wide selection of places to stay in Salisbury with some top hotels, superb guesthouses along with some ideal bed and breakfast accommodation.

Hotels in Salisbury City centre and surrounding areas. Website

Bed And Breakfast accommodation for visitors to the City. Website

Salisbury Tourist Office

Salisbury Tourist Information Site - www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/salisbury

Salisbury Information Centre - www.salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

Visit Wiltshire –www.visitwiltshire.co.uk


Local Radio Stations

There are 2 local radio stations with one operating from Salisbury. They are very useful for local news and traffic reports.

Spire FM - 102 MHz FM - www.spirefm.co.uk

BBC Radio Wiltshire - 103.5 MHz FM - www.bbc.co.uk/bbcwiltshire

Places to eat and drink

We have a superb range of places to eat and drink in Salisbury including some marvelous restaurants and pubs as well as some lovely cafes and tea rooms. If you're planning to visit Salisbury in the coming months then I can assure you that you won't go hungry.

As you can see, living in Salisbury is rather nice and it's certainly visiting.