25th April 2023 4 Minutes read time

What to do in Salisbury

8 things you can do this Spring and Summer

We are always looking for ways to support other businesses in the Salisbury area. With spring and summer just around the corner, we thought we would take the opportunity to share 8 upcoming events and attractions that you can enjoy in our wonderful location.

Treasure trail in Wiltshire

Looking for a fun-filled day out this spring or summer? We highly recommend checking out the treasure trails in Wiltshire. With 19 fantastic trails to choose from, these trails are the perfect way to turn an everyday walk into an adventure for the whole family. 

With plenty of local landmarks to explore along the way, you’ll have a great time working together to complete your mission. From historic landmarks to breathtaking countryside views, the Wiltshire Treasure Trails have it all. Whether you’re 6 or 106, it’s an ideal way to enjoy the great outdoors and have some fun in the fresh air.

Bluestone Vineyards tour & wine tasting

Red wine pouring into wine glass, close-up

Bluestone Vineyards in Cholderton is run by brothers Nat and Toby McConnell at their family farm (it’s giving Emily in Paris vibes already). If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated, Bluestone Vineyards offer a range of experiences, from their Signature Vineyard Walk & Wine Tasting to a self-guided tour of the vineyard. With stunning views and plenty of delicious wine to taste, it’s a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon.

The Gallery

For art lovers, The Gallery is a must-visit. Recently awarded ‘Best Art Space in Wiltshire’ in the 2022 Muddy Stilettos Awards, The Gallery features work from some of the leading artists, furniture makers, and sculptors in the area. With ever-changing exhibitions and a range of workshops on offer, there’s always something new to discover. You can even visit the creative studios and watch the artists at work.

Escape Room

The body of Prof Brown has been found in a shallow grave on Salisbury Plain… A murder investigation is underway.

You and your investigation team are invited to Starboard Upton Laboratory to help police eliminate suspects and find the killer. You must use all your senses to solve puzzles, find clues and investigate the suspects. 

Fun for friends and families, this Escape Room is a great activity where everyone can get involved.

Salisbury, Stonehenge and Sarum Tours

a photograph of Stonehenge from afar with the sun creeping through the rocks

Discover the rich history of Salisbury with these high-quality tours that take you to some of the most iconic attractions in the area, including Stonehenge and Old Sarum. 

Travel along small roads through picturesque villages with thatched cottages where our experienced guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary, introducing you to the ways and life of the people who built this World Heritage site. 

After visiting Stonehenge, the tour around Old Sarum takes you through the earliest settlement from Iron Age Fort through to the Norman times. The ruins of the mediaeval castle provide a magnificent aspect over the surrounding countryside and Salisbury with its Cathedral. As you travel through the quintessentially English countryside along the River Avon, the mysteries of 5,000 years gradually unravel. 

Chalke Valley History Festival – 6th June – 2nd July 2023

If you are a history buff, you won’t want to miss the largest festival in the UK dedicated entirely to history. Taking place from 26 June to 2 July 2023 in Broad Chalke, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, this festival offers a unique blend of talks, discussions, and debates alongside interactive living history experiences and stunning air displays. The festival spans 70 acres of an area of outstanding natural beauty and is sure to excite, entertain, and educate visitors of all ages. 

With over 150 talks from some of the best-known experts on a vast array of subjects from ancient to modern history, alongside interactive living history experiences led by some of our most popular TV historians, this festival is truly a celebration of history like no other. 

All proceeds from the festival are directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding and enjoyment of history to all ages. 

Visible Mending Workshop – 29th July 2023

Learn how to give new life to your beloved garments. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess the damage, understand the fabric you’re about to mend, and identify complementary fabric to patch the damaged area. You will also learn how to prepare the area to be stitched, ensuring durability and movement to the garment. Most importantly, you will gain a newfound skill to future-proof your clothes for lifelong wear. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn a valuable skill and extend the life of your wardrobe! It’s suitable for ages 16 years and above, beginners, and those who are looking to radicalise their much-loved clothes.

Where to eat in Salisbury

Birds eye view of a restaurant showcasing the food with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere

Of course, no day out is complete without a delicious meal, and Salisbury has plenty of great places to eat. From cosy pubs to fine dining restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

Some of our favourites include:


We are passionate about supporting the local area and encouraging people to enjoy all that Salisbury has to offer. We hope this blog post has inspired you to get out and explore some of the fantastic events and attractions coming up this spring and summer. 

Don’t let toothache affect your time at these events. Book an appointment with your dentist to make sure you have a perfect smile ready for summer.

References

https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/salisbury/whats-on

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