Northern Salisbury Walk, Salisbury

On this self–guided tour you will explore Salisbury's historical and modern landmarks that are located outside of the city center. The Old Sarum settlement, stunning St. Francis Church, Stratford-Sub-Castle, St. Lawrence Church and interesting old houses on Strafford Road all shouldn't be missed!
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Northern Salisbury Walk Map

Guide Name: Northern Salisbury Walk
Guide Location: England » Salisbury (See other walking tours in Salisbury)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Author: Sandra
Victoria Park

1) Victoria Park

Victoria Park was established in 1887 and is considered to be the oldest park in the city. It is located in northern Salisbury, opposite St. Francis Church. The park is divided into two parts: southern and northern. The southern section features colorful flower beds, planted trees and shrubs, while the northern section includes a children’s playground, sport facilities and the city’s Victoria Bowls Club. There is also a pavilion and cafe at the park. Entry to the park is...   view more
St. Francis Church

2) St. Francis Church

St. Francis Church is located at the junction of Beatrice Road and Castle Road and was built in 1939. The consecration of this evangelical Anglican Church took place in 1940. It is modern-style building with concrete curved walls faced with red brick and stone. The roof is made of reinforced concrete, and there is a 70-foot-high tower on the south side of the church. The bells were taken from St. Giles at Imber. The congregation currently consists of about 200 people dedicated to exploring the...   view more
Old Sarum

3) Old Sarum (must see)

Old Sarum is evidence of the ancient origin of Salisbury. It is believed that an early settlement was located on this site from 300BC to the beginning of the 13th century. The settlement stood on top of a hill at the junction of multiple important trade routes. William the Conqueror erected a palace and a fort here. Residents and conquerors created various defensive structures for the settlement and the ruins of these battlements can be seen today. In the 1090s a cathedral and bishop's...   view more
Dairy Cottage

4) Dairy Cottage

The Dairy Cottage at Stratford-Sub-Castle is thought to date back to the 17th century. The cottage is a one-story thatched building with an attic. The cottage was built with natural materials sourced locally: stone, dressing brick and flint. There is a garden and some outhouses, and the property extends up to the meadows. The west front of the house faces the roadside and provides a lively view of the street from...   view more
Little Thatches Cottage

5) Little Thatches Cottage

This Grade II listed, 16th-century cottage is located at Stratford-Sub-Castle toward the southern end of the picturesque Woodford Valley. It is a black-and-white, half-timbered house with cobblestone plinths, common in this part of England. The interior features chambered beams and an open fireplace. The house is now under private...   view more
Old Sarum View Cottage

6) Old Sarum View Cottage

Old Sarum View, an early 17th-century house at Stratford-Sub-Castle, sits at the junction of Stratford Road and Miln Lane. This is a two-story brick structure with a high attic and traditional thatched roof. The northwest and the southwest wings have a wooden frame, while the northeast and southeast wings were faced with brick in the 1700s. Inside Old Sarum View Cottage there are several rooms, an entrance hall and a chimney stack. The interior features plaster work with original moulded edging...   view more
Mawarden Court

7) Mawarden Court

Mawarden Court, built in 1649, was originally a rambling manor that included the house, barns and stables, small inner yard, two gardens, orchard, pasture and meadow. By 1793 the manor house was separated from the grounds. The current flint and stone structure has two gabled wings with a small gable at the center. Recently the garden was restored. A new rose garden was planted, and paths to the River Avon and surrounding woodland were...   view more
St. Lawrence Church

8) St. Lawrence Church

St Lawrence's Church at Stratford-sub-Castle is situated to the north of Salisbury and close to the abandoned settlement of Old Sarum. The date of the foundation of this church is uncertain and it is first mentioned as a chapel annexed to St Martin's at Salisbury. The church was said to have been consecrated in 1326 but this could have been a rebuilt church, replacing an earlier one on the site. There is a 12th century font, but it is possible that this could have originated elsewhere....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
The Manor House

9) The Manor House

The Manor House, located at the junction of Phillips Lane and Stratford Road, was originally called Upper Farm. The name was changed to the Manor House in 1867. The house is two-story structure with remarkable brick chimneys. It is a late 16th- or early 17th-century manor made of flint and stone and roofed with tiles. The building has been renovated on multiple occasions, and its west side was entirely reconstructed around 1900. The entire internal wooden framework was rebuilt in the 1950s. In...   view more

Walking Tours in Salisbury, England

Create Your Own Walk in Salisbury

Create Your Own Walk in Salisbury

Creating your own self-guided walk in Salisbury is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Salisbury's landmarks, many of which date back more than eight centuries, are of great cultural significance to the city. This orientation walk will lead you to the most attractive city squares, relaxing gardens, theaters, picturesque historic houses and more.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Shopping Walk

Shopping Walk

Salisbury’s specialty shops are scattered along the picturesque streets in the historic center of the city. Many shops sell their merchandise out of medieval, half-timbered houses. Although the area covered on this tour is not large, you will visit a range of unique shops where you can find the perfect gift or souvenir to take home with you.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Places Of Worship Tour of Salisbury

Places Of Worship Tour of Salisbury

Salisbury welcomes people of many different faiths, and you can find Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, and other religious institutions represented here. Most places of worship in the city, however, belong to the Anglican Church, which has historically had a strong presence in Salisbury and the country as a whole. This walking tour will guide you to the most notable religious sites in central Salisbury.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Art Galleries Tour of Salisbury

Art Galleries Tour of Salisbury

Salisbury has a diverse array of art galleries that vary in size and purpose. They range from the grand community Salisbury Arts Center to the small, private Graham Oliver Gallery. Take this tour to visit the most notable art galleries in Salisbury.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Historic Houses Tour of Salisbury

Historic Houses Tour of Salisbury

Founded more than 800 years ago, Salisbury understandably has a great number of historical, architectural and cultural gems worthy of a visit. The medieval houses, churches, inns and hospitals blend harmoniously with the modern sites of the city. Trace the threads of Salisbury's past on this tour of the city's historic buildings.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Nightlife Walk

Nightlife Walk

Many of Salisbury's most popular bars, pubs and restaurants can be found in beautiful historic buildings that invoke the storied past of the city. There are also more modern nightspots, however, such as the popular nightclub Chapel. Enjoy a fabulous night out in Salisbury on this tour of the city's hottest venues.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km