Located on the edge of the Salisbury Plains, Salisbury is the only city in the county of Wiltshire and is also known by the name, “New Sarum”. A place known for its beautiful cathedrals and rolling countryside, Salisbury has always been a popular place to live in and remains primarily residential even today. There are many ghost tours that take place regularly around town, visiting the Hall of John Halle and even the Debenhams Department store, which is built on the site where Henry Stafford was beheaded in 1483. Salisbury Cathedral is one of the biggest landmarks in the city while Queen Elizabeth Gardens is also popular among locals and visitors. Stonehenge is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the surrounding area.
Salisbury is home to a number of serviced office spaces and executive suites that are home to advertising agencies, recruitment consultants and lawyers. There are graphic designers and website development companies along with fashion designers and secretarial services. A number of copywriting firms and building contractors also have their offices in the area. Friends Life is a major business that operates in the area while Red Fox Publishing and Shape Financial both have head offices in Salisbury.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Salisbury is a great place to enjoy live music or theatre at venues such as The Playhouse, Studio Theatre and Salisbury Art Centre, all offering live-performances throughout the year. The best place to find local British cuisine in Salisbury is Charter 1227 while Anokaa is the ideal place for Indian meals. Cote Brasserie has a wide variety of French dishes on the menu and Thai Orchid brings food from southeast parts of Asia to Salisbury.
Salisbury railway station is the city’s link to the National Rail network with destinations such as Bristol and Southampton reachable along the Wessex Main Line, and London and Yeovil Junction connected on the West of England Main Line. The A30, A338 and A343 are the main roads to pass through the area, enabling bus and coach services to link the city to the rest of the county. Southampton Airport and Bournemouth Airport are the closest hubs of domestic and international air travel.