Salisbury is a beautiful medieval city, its centre piece being the 13th century cathedral, with its 123m spire, working 14th century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta from 1215 AD. It’s also just 9 miles from Stonehenge.
Just a short walk away, Drusilla’s Inn is a traditional thatched country inn, with low ceilings and exposed beams, serving a fine selection of local ales and ciders, plus international wines. A range of menus from bar snacks to a la carte is also available.
A little further away, but worth the drive, The Old Inn is a lovely country pub in the charming village of Holt. Traditional pub food and local ales are on offer and the home made pizzas are delicious.
Poole’s Sandbanks Beach is one of the most famous in the world. With soft, raked golden sand, clear waters and contemporary waterside bars and restaurants there’s something for everyone at Poole’s 5 beaches. Best of all they’re just 30 minutes drive from the site.
Just a 30 minute drive away, the Dorset stretch of The Jurassic Coast (a World Heritage Site) offers some of the most beautiful hideaway beaches and bays, as well as lovely coastal walks, pubs and restaurants.
Ancient town and former royal borough, the charming market town of Wareham is a veritable delight at any time of year. Between the rivers Frome and Piddle, the river is an attractive gateway to the Purbecks.
Whether you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride through the forest, experience a ride on an authentic narrow-gauge steam train or go on a high wire adventure swinging through the tree-tops, Moors Valley has the lot.
Stonehenge is a pre-historic monument in Wiltshire. It consists of a ring of stones, each around 13 feet tall, 7 feet wide and weighing around 25 tons. It’s well worth combining with Salisbury for a great day out.