Thinking about buying a new home in Salisbury?
If Salisbury is on your shortlist for buying a new home, you’re in good company. Recently crowned The Best Place to Live in the UK 2019 by The Sunday Times, its catching the eye of homebuyers for lots of reasons.
This cathedral city in the heart of Wiltshire is supremely attractive, has a rich history and top-notch schooling, but most importantly exudes a welcoming community spirit.
Salisbury effortlessly combines a mix of old and new, from its historically-important cathedral with its breath-taking medieval structure, to a host of stylish bars and restaurants. There’s also a defined art culture, with many art galleries, exhibitions and festivals for all to enjoy.
Excellent choice of shops
The city centre and its attractive medieval streets make an excellent place to shop. There are hundreds of stores; small and large, chained and independent, meaning there’s something for everyone. There are also three shopping centres offering a wide array of retailers, plus a fantastic market selling delicious local produce.
For those who enjoy getting out and about, you’re never far from endless outdoor leisure opportunities, from boating on the beautiful River Avon to walking and mountain biking across the Salisbury Plain and the surrounding countryside. Nearby Old Sarum Castle is a must-visit - an enormous Iron Age hill fort which became a medieval settlement and now contains the ancient ruins of a large castle – perfect for explorers of all ages.
Great transport links
Handy for countryside, coast and London, Salisbury is surrounded by good road and rail networks. The city has easy access to Bristol and Bournemouth to the west, and Basingstoke, Winchester, Portsmouth and London to the east. For destinations further afield, there are airports in nearby Southampton, Bournemouth, with London airports also easily accessible.
If you’d like to live in an attractive and compact city with amenities close to hand, yet be within easy reach of stunning rural open spaces, then Salisbury could be your perfect place to set up home.