AThe breathtaking Salisbury Cathedral, with the tallest spire in Britain, beckons visitors from miles around. The cathedral is home to the best preserved of the original Magna Carta manuscripts, housed within an exhibition opened in the cathedral’s Chapter House in 2015.
The Salisbury Museum in The King’s House opposite the cathedral offers an engrossing journey through the rich history and archaeology of ancient Wessex.
You can travel even further back in time at the Iron Age hill fort of Old Sarum Castle, where Salisbury’s first cathedral once stood. These days, costumed actors recreate medieval village life.
The Rockbourne Roman Villa in Fordingbridge is one not to be missed either. Of course, you can take a bus tour out onto Salisbury Plain to visit the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge. There’s a bus that leaves from right outside the train station.