Salisbury is a “city within the country” in the county of Wiltshire. It is most famous for its cathedral — which has the highest spire in all of England — and its proximity to Stonehenge. The Salisbury Cathedral houses an original display of the Magna Carta.
Visitors can also see Old Sarum, the ancient site of the original city, and the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. The city itself is laid out in a medieval grid pattern, surrounded by lush English countryside and numerous parks and gardens.
You can reach Salisbury from London via train from London Waterloo station. The journey takes about 90 minutes. There are also bus and car routes into the city via the M3. Stonehenge is a mere 8 miles (13 km) from town. The Cathedral is open daily from 7:15 am to 6:15 pm, with a suggested donation of £3.80 for admission.