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Salisbury is an ancient city with modern amenities and a focus on the future. With great links to other cities and all the facilities you’ll need, it’s a wonderful location for homebuyers. Find out what makes this such an ideal location to buy a Persimmon home.

Buying a new house in Salisbury

Salisbury is Wiltshire’s only city and is an economic and cultural hub of the region. Benefitting from excellent transport links, offering plenty to do and with a choice of excellent schools, it’s ideal for retirees, first-time buyers and families.

Living in Salisbury

Transport links

Salisbury train station intersects a number of different lines in the south of England, offering direct routes to many different locations. Trains to London Waterloo are just under an hour and a half, and Exeter can be reached in under two hours. Bath is just under an hour away, Bristol an hour and a quarter, and Southampton less than half an hour. There are also good road links, including the A338 that connects Salisbury with Bournemouth and Poole, the A36 towards Southampton and good connections with the A303 towards London.

The nearest airport is Southampton, and this can be reached by direct train or car in under an hour, which provides flights to the UK and abroad. With a new home from Persimmon, you’ll be able to take advantage of these excellent transport options, and whether you need to travel for work or want the option to get away, you’ll easily be able to travel, knowing you have a home you’ll love to come back to.

Ancient city with modern facilities

The dominant feature in Salisbury is the cathedral spire, which is the tallest in the UK. Around the city, you’ll see medieval architecture and ancient buildings, but this isn’t a place that’s stuck in the past. With a thriving selection of shops, encompassing national chains and quirky independent boutiques, a great restaurant scene and excellent facilities, you’ll have everything you need within easy reach.

The city benefits from a large hospital, a big leisure centre and a swimming pool, well-maintained parks and a good choice of large supermarkets. There’s a great range of options for education, ranging from nurseries to Salisbury College, including two secondary grammar schools. With all of this available, you’ll have everything you need within easy reach of your new Persimmon home.

Lots to do

Salisbury has plenty going on, with events to suit a wide range of interests. Festivals include the Salisbury International Arts Festival, the Salisbury Food and Drink Festival, the Chalke Valley History Festival, the Festival of Archaeology and the Salisbury Literary Festival. Nearby, you will also have the Summer Solstice taking place at Stonehenge. Live music takes place in venues across the city and at the Arts Centre. The Playhouse is a dedicated space for theatre and live performances. There are also many different markets taking place throughout the year, spanning food, crafts, vintage items and a dedicated Christmas market in December.

Alongside all this, you’ll have a great selection of restaurants, pubs and bars and a huge range of individual and one-off events for you to enjoy. This all combines to ensure that, whatever you’re interested in or whichever age groups you need to cater to, you’ll never be short of something to do from your new house.

Our new homes in Salisbury

Persimmon has homes available in Salisbury, and across Wiltshire, including Westbury and Warminster. Take a look at our available houses and get in touch with our friendly customer services team for more information.