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Salisbury Cathedral


Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury, England

The building of the cathedral founded the town of Salisbury. Before that most people lived a couple of miles north at Old Sarum, a settlement dating back to Iron Age times. Little is left there because much of its stone was taken to Salisbury to build the walls of the Cathedral Close.

Salisbury, on the banks of the River Avon, is best known for its proximity to Stonehenge, for its glorious cathedral. and for the Cathedral’s Close.

There are three main attractions within the Close. The first is the National Trust’s Mompesson House, a Queen Anne style house built in 1701, and its walled garden. The second is the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum in an old medieval building known as the King’s House. The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment Museum is located in a 1254 house that was one of the first buildings erected in the Close.

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