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