Places Of Worship Tour of Salisbury, Salisbury (Self Guided)

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.
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Places Of Worship Tour of Salisbury Map

Guide Name: Places Of Worship Tour of Salisbury
Guide Location: England » Salisbury (See other walking tours in Salisbury)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: Sandra
Sarum St. Martin Parish Church

1) Sarum St. Martin Parish Church

Located on the site of the former Old Sarum Church, Sarum St. Martin Parish Church, or "St Martin in the Fields", is the oldest active Christian parish in the southeast quarter of Salisbury. The sanctuary was rebuilt in the early English style at the beginning of the 13th century and is Salisbury’s oldest building. The rest of the church was added on over the centuries. The church holds regular worship services on Sundays.
Salisbury Methodist Church

2) Salisbury Methodist Church

Salisbury Methodist Church was founded in the early 1750s, and the congregation moved into the former St. Edmund's Church. In 1810, the church was expanded to accommodate the growing congregation, and another remodeling project occurred as recently as 1992. Salisbury Methodist Church is famous for its stained glass windows, which were installed in 1889 to honor George Truckle, a local preacher.
Salisbury Baptist Church

3) Salisbury Baptist Church

Salisbury Baptist Church, located on Brown Street, was built in 1829. It was renovated in 1935 and again in the late 1980s. During the most recent renovation, another story was added to accommodate a hall, meeting space and expanded worship area.
St. Osmund's Catholic Church

4) St. Osmund's Catholic Church

In the second half of 17th century, Augustus W. Pugin, an English architect and leader of the Gothic Revival, designed St. Osmund's Church. Construction on the church started in 1847, and in 1848 the church was consecrated. The structure is beautiful and simple with well-balanced proportions. It is faced with flint and stone. There is a statue of St. Osmund at the western door.
Church of St. Thomas Becket

5) Church of St. Thomas Becket (must see)

Known locally as St. Thomas's Church, the Church of St. Thomas Becket was once Salisbury’s premier place of worship. The primary wooden building of the church was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century in the Gothic style. Amazingly enough, the more recent part of the church dates back to the 15th century. One of the church's greatest treasures is its medieval mural of the Last Judgment, which was created in 1475. The sanctuary and aisles of the church have slender pillars and foliated capitals. The roof features elaborately carved angels.
Salisbury United Reformed Church

6) Salisbury United Reformed Church

Salisbury United Reformed Church is located in the center of the city on Fisherton Street. It was built in the 1870s in the Gothic Revival style, although the pointed archway is in the Medieval style. It has a steeply-pitched roof like a castle. The church was extensively renovated in 1978. Today the Salisbury URS has congregations throughout Great Britain.
St. Paul's Church

7) St. Paul's Church

St Paul’s Church Salisbury is located on the north-west side of city, next to St Paul’s Roundabout and just a short walk from the city centre and Salisbury train station. St. Paul's church replaced the church of St. Clement, demolished in 1852, to serve the expanding population of this area of Salisbury. The foundation stone was laid in 1851 and the church consecrated in 1853.

It was designed by T.H. Wyatt in the Early Decorated style and originally had a chancel, a nave of six bays, a south aisle, a west gallery, a south porch and a tower. The tower buttresses, some of the interior arches, piers, and the font were all brought from the demolished church of St. Clement's. The new tower was made the same size as that of St. Clement's to accommodate the bell frame timbers and the six bells from the old church. In 1876 a north aisle and a west porch were added.

The chancel walls were coloured in 1880 and in 1883 painted texts were places over the arches. There was a restoration with various alterations in 1898 and a restoration of the chancel in 1910. Various monuments had been brought from St. Clement's in 1852 and placed in the new church.

The parish registers from 1654 (christenings and marriages) and 1653 (burials), other than those in current use, are held in the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office.

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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.
Northern Salisbury Walk

Northern Salisbury Walk

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!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 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
Cathedral and Cathedral Close Tour of Salisbury

Cathedral and Cathedral Close Tour of Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral is renowned throughout the world. The Cathedral Close is a marvelous setting for the 13th-century Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, otherwise known as Salisbury Cathedral. Take this tour to stroll around Salisbury's most famous landmarks and appreciate the stunning architecture and craftsmanship of the Cathedral and Close.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
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
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
Wilton Landmarks Walk

Wilton Landmarks Walk

The town of Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex, is home to a number of historical landmarks that are well worth seeing, such as Wilton House, Intalianate Church and Wilton Shopping Village. Take this self-guided tour to visit some of Wilton's most attractive landmarks.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Salisbury for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Salisbury has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Salisbury, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.