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Photos of Salisbury Christmas Market

Salisbury Christmas Market

For the first time, Salisbury is holding a Christmas market with 55 festive wooden huts selling everything from crafts to mulled wine. Set in front of the Guildhall, the huts are bringing in thousands of people from far and wide. The market is open daily from 10am to 6pm with late night shopping until 7pm […]

Zombies dance for Thrill the World in Salisbury

Zombies took over the Market Place in Salisbury last night. Around 100 of them came out at night but there was no need to be alarmed – they were all taking part in a world record attempt for the largest number of people dancing to Michael Jackson’s famous 1982 song’Thriller’. Thrill the World is a […]

Festival of British Archaeology at Old Sarum

Old Sarum was home to a special Archaeology Weekend – part of the 22nd Festival of British Archaeology. It was the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with artefacts, see some of Old Sarum’s treasures and even get your own artefacts examined. For children there was also the chance to excavate a skeleton buried in a sandpit. […]

Olympic Torch Relay starts day 55 at Salisbury Cathedral

LOCOG has chosen Salisbury Cathedral as the iconic location for the official start of Day 55 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Thursday 12 July. David Coulthard, Director of Marketing and Communications, said “We hope to welcome many hundreds of people here in the Cathedral Close between 7.00am – 8.00am to see the Olympic […]

Salisbury charity gets £9,930 grant for Ecotherapy Project

Alabaré is celebrating after its outdoor project Environment in Mind which helps people with experience of mental distress won a £9,930 grant to continue its good work. The Ecominds award comes from mental health charity Mind, on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund and is for the project which is based in Salisbury. The award comes […]

Salisbury Festival celebrates launching a new trail at Old Sarum

This June the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival is coming to Old Sarum, thanks to a project funded by Natural England and the BIG Lottery – Nature Of Art In Wessex. As always the Festival brings a great range of free outdoor events for everyone to be able to enjoy, including a Meadows and Down […]

Queen visits Salisbury

Thousands turned out to meet The Queen in Salisbury. She was last seen publicly in the city 38 years ago. She arrived by Royal Train at Salisbury railway station and then travelled by glass topped Bentley down Fisherton Street and the High Street where she entered the Cathedral Close. The Queen wore a bright pink […]

The Countess of Wessex visits Alabaré

The Countess of Wessex was in Salisbury today to officially open Alabaré Place, a hostel run by the charity Alabaré Christian Care and Support. It has been home to 33 vulnerable residents since October. The Countess arrived at around 11am dressed in an elegant black and cream suit. She was shown the accommodation, ICT suite, […]

Two Salisbury Cathedral stonemasons honoured

Two stonemasons from Salisbury Cathedral, Andrew Kirby and Carol Merryman, have been admitted into The Worshipful Company of Masons as Yeoman Masons. A special evensong honoured this and the skills and dedication of all the stonemasons, conservators, glaziers and their fellow artisans in the Cathedral’s Works Department. Chris Sampson, Acting Clerk of Works, said “Andrew […]