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It has been named the best place to live in the UK – where small town community spirit triumphs over city living. Welcome to Salisbury – dubbed ‘Smallsbury’ by locals in tribute to its tight-knit group of residents. The city was awarded the title in the Sunday Times list after pulling together after the Salisbury poisonings in 2019.
The community’s collective reaction to months of restrictions following the incident, where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in a nerve agent attack, led to a judge praising its ‘real collective spirit’.
Things like this just never usually happen here, in this stunning cathedral city on the southern end of Wiltshire.
The Smallsbury tag – oddly it was once the largest settlement in Wiltshire – is an affectionate swipe at the small town feel of this gem of a city. The moment you approach and see the famous spire you get the feeling you are in a warm and welcoming place quite unlike a conventional city.
Salisbury is of course, home to one of only four copies of the Magna Carta in the world. The historic document is displayed at the cathedral, which draws millions of visitors from all over the world each year. This, and the ancient monument of Stonehenge a few miles from the city, ensures the city’s economy thrives.
There are many lovely areas to settle in around Salisbury, with the old city among the most prized. Homes within the old city walls come up for sale so rarely. The Close, which is surrounded by the 14th century city wall built from the stones of the first cathedral of Old Sarum, has to be one of the most sought-after addresses in the UK. Further out of the city there are lovely communities to look at. Laverstock, Netherhampton, Britford, Downton, Alderbury, Odstock and the neighbouring town of Wilton are all within a short drive of the city and offer the chance to live surrounded by lovely countryside while feeling part of the bustle of a city. Towards Stonehenge, Amesbury is a growing community supported by plenty of industry and infrastructure.
Travel and commuting from Salisbury is easy, as it sits fairly centrally for a quick commute to Bath, Bristol, London, Cardiff and Southampton. It is still a relatively small community, with 40,000 people in the city and 60,000 if you include the outlying areas.
Shopping centres include The Old George Mall, The Maltings, Winchester Street and the Crosskeys precinct.
The former home of Sir Edward Heath, Arundells in the Cathedral Close, is now open as a museum.
‘Good’ primaries, says Ofsted, include St Mark’s CofE, St Andrew’s CofE Laverstock, Sarum St Paul’s CofE, St Martin’s CofE, St Osmund’s Catholic and Woodlands. Secondaries: St Joseph’s Catholic is “good” with some “outstanding features”, and Bishop Wordsworth Grammar (boys) and South Wilts Grammar (girls) are both ‘outstanding’.
There are many facilities for sports and the arts here. The Salisbury Playhouse hosts a packed programme of entertainment and City Hall is an entertainment venue and hosts comedy, musical performances (including those by the resident Musical Theatre Salisbury) as well as seminars and conventions. Salisbury Arts Centre, housed in a redundant church, has exhibitions and workshops.
There are also lots of lovely eateries, but if you are cooking at home then the twice weekly market on Wednesdays and Saturdays are a must, offering a wide variety of fresh fruit and veg and many delicious artisan products.
After your shopping you might wish to take a seat in one of Salisbury’s historic pubs. The Haunch of Venison, overlooking the Poultry Cross, is in a 14th-century building. On display is a cast of a mummified hand, supposedly severed during a game of cards. Another pub, the Rai d’Or has original deeds dating from 1292. It was the home of Agnes Bottenham, who used the profits of the tavern to found Trinity Hospital next door in circa 1380.
Salisbury may be a small city, but it has a big impact on its visitors and residents.
If you’re thinking of moving to Salisbury, Armishaws are here to help. We offer a full range of house removal and commercial removal services, including European removals international removals which are fully insured and come with a smile, too!
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We can move you to or from anywhere in the UK or Europe, using our large modern fleet of vehicles. Our fifty full-time staff have all been trained to the highest standard in all aspects of moving your house, office or business.
Armishaws always work to the highest standards and are proud to have held the BSEN 12522 certificate since 1999.
Why Choose Armishaws for your removals to Salisbury?
Armishaws Removals offers removal and relocation services to all areas in Wiltshire. We are able to help design a service to fit your every need. With multiple branches nearby, we are the best local choice for all removals in Salisbury, with a trusted team always willing to provide a fantastic value service, to put you at rest when moving or storing your possessions. We have extensive experience in helping with moves all across the south of England, and all over the world.
In the centre of Salisbury, there is an outdoor shopping centre called Old George Mall, which offers clothes shops, restaurants, cafes, a cinema and other outlets.
Fancy going clothes shopping in Old George Mall? With Topshop, Topman, Oasis, Jigsaw, H&M, Fat Face and many more, the fashion opportunities are endless.
Want to watch the latest blockbuster after your shop? Salisbury has its own Odeon cinema housed in a unique fifteenth-century building. However, this isn’t the only Tudor building in the city- you can take a stroll down the high-street and admire the beautiful architecture which establishes Salisbury as a city that is proud of its rich history and beauty.
Want to grab a bite after the cinema? There are fantastic opportunities to eat out at chain restaurants such as Prezzo, Nandos, Pizza Express, Wildwood etc, or grab a bite at an independent café like Greengages, which uses locally sourced products and has an extensive menu for those with dietary requirements, or Culture Coffee, which offers beautiful cakes and drinks at reasonable prices.
Salisbury provides plenty to do, and you will never be short of opportunities!
By car, the A30, A36, A338, A345 and A360 all lead into the city- offering scenic and picturesque views of the surrounding towns and villages whilst on your journey.
By train, you can travel to Salisbury from Bristol, Bath, Portsmouth, Southampton and London Waterloo, to name just a few of the destinations.
By bus, there are regular services that run to Salisbury and nearby towns/villages, from Swindon, Southampton, Andover, Devizes, Shaftesbury and more.
There are a mixture of high-performing primary and secondary schools in Salisbury, parents would be pleased to know. Bishop Wordsworth’s School, a Church of England boys’ grammar school for students aged 11 to 18, regularly ranks amongst the top-performing schools in England. And South Wilts Grammar School for Girls has excellent examination results across all key stages, and was recently labelled ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED. Both inside and outside of the city there are fantastic array of primary schools. Living in Salisbury means you are well-placed for attendance at high-achieving schools.
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We provide removal and relocation services to all areas within Salisbury, including:
Blandford Forum, Bemerton Heath, Bishopdown, Bishopdown Farm, Bodenham, Britford, Churchfields, Clarendon, Constable Court, East Harnham, Ford, The Friary, Fugglestone Red, Homington, Laverstock, Lower Bemerton, Milford, Netherhampton, Nunton, Odstock, Paul’s Dene, Petersfinger, Riding’s Mead, Quidhampton, Shady Bower, Solstice Park, Spire Views, Stratford-Sub-Castle, Amesbury, Mere, Tisbury, Wilton, Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Corsham, Lacock, Castle Combe, Calne, Melksham, Cricklade, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Royal Wootton Bassett, Devizes, Pewsey, Warminster, Westbury, Ludgershall, Tidworth and West Harnham.
Our removal services can include:
Salisbury: Tuesday and Saturday (except 3rd Tuesday in October) Farmers Market, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in April, weekly from May 2013 (9am-2pm) in Poultry Cross
Amesbury: Wednesdays, Salisbury Street, Country Market, first Saturday each month, Methodist Church Hall, 10am
Chippenham: Friday and Saturday in Market Square
Devizes: Thursday indoor and outdoor markets, Saturday indoor market Tuesday Collectors’ Market
Malmesbury: Farmers market every 2nd and 4th Saturday (9am – 1pm) Market Cross
Marlborough: Each Wednesday and Saturday in High Street
Trowbridge: Indoor market Monday and Saturday Farmers Market every 2nd and 4th Friday (9am – 1pm) in Fore Street
Warminster: Farmers Market 1st & 3rd Friday (9am – 1.30pm) Central Car Park Country Market each Friday at Library (9.30am – 11.30am)
Westbury: Friday morning market at All Saints Parish Hall, Church Lane
Wilton: Thursday in Market Place Country Market each Friday (10am – 11am) Wilton Community Centre
|Mercure White Hart Hotel, 1 John Street, Salisbury||01962 312801|
|Salisbury Premier Inn, Pearce Way, Salisbury||0871 5278956|
|Best Western Red Lion Hotel, 4 Milford Street, Salisbury||0845 3730775|
|The Cathedral Hotel, 7-9 Milford Street, Salisbury||01722 343700|
|Milford Hall Hotel, 206 Castle Street, Salisbury||01722 417411|
|Grasmere House Hotel, 70 Harnham Road, Salisbury||01722 338388|
|The Old Mill, Town Path, Salisbury||01722 327517|
|Cathedral View, 83 Exeter Street, Salisbury||01722 502254|
|Rokeby Guest House, Wain-A-Long Road, Salisbury||01722 329800|
|Websters Bed and Breakfast, 11 Hartington Rd, Salisbury||01722 339779|
|St. Anns House, 32-34 St Ann St, Salisbury||01722 335657|
|Park Lane Bed & Breakfast, 2 Park Lane, Salisbury||01722 321001|
|Byways Guest House, 31 Fowler’s Rd, Salisbury||01722 328364|
|The Old Rectory Bed & Breakfast, 75 Belle Vue Rd, Salisbury||01722 502702|
Salisbury has become very sought after because of its excellent range of schools at all levels including both boys and girls Grammar Schools as well as private schools including Godolphin, Chafyn Grove and the famous Cathedral School.
|Kingfisher Montessori Nursery School||01722 443873|
|Brown Bears Community Nursery||01722 554306|
|York House Day Nursery & Nursery School||01722 324008|
|First Steps Day Nursery||01722 444198|
|Manor Farm Nursery School||01722 743978|
|Little Fishes Day Nursery & Pre-School||01722 770020|
|South Hills School||01722 744971|
|Farley Outdoor Learning Nursery School||01722 712313|
|Leapfrog Day Nursery||01722 440696|
|Bourne Valley Nursery School||01722 611766|
|Chafyn Grove School||01722 333423|
|Godolphin Preparatory School||01722 430652|
|Leaden Hall School||01722 334700|
|Leehurst Swan School||01722 333094|
|Salisbury Cathedral School||01722 555300|
|Sandroyd Prep and Pre-Prep||01722 516264|
|Avon Valley College, Recreation Road, Durrington||01980 652467|
|Bemerton St. John C of E Primary School, Lower Road||01722 322848|
|Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School, 11 The Close, Salisbury||01722 333851|
|Sarum Academy, Westwood Road, Salisbury||01722 323431|
|South Wilts Grammar School for Girls, Stratford Road, Salisbury||01722 323326|
|St. Edmund’s C of E Girls School, Church Road, Laverstock||01223 336250|
|St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Church Road, Laverstock||01722 335380|
|Wyvern College, Church Road, Laverstock||01223 500700|
|Castle Street Surgery, 67 Castle Street||01722 322726|
|Endless Street Surgery, 72 Endless Street||01722 336441|
|Grove House Surgery, 18 Wilton Road||01722 333034|
|Harcourt Medical Centre, Crane Bridge Road||01722 322726|
|Millstream Medical Centre, Millstream House, Avon Approach||01722 322726|
|New Street Surgery, 61 New Street||01722 334402|
|Salisbury Walk-in Health Centre, Avon Approach||01722 331191|
|St Ann Street Medical Practice, 82 St Ann’s Street||0870 4299641|
|The New Street Surgery, New Street||01722 334402|
|The Old Orchard Surgery, South Street, Wilton||01722 744775|
|Three Swans Surgery, Rollestone Street||01722 333548|
|Whiteparish Surgery, Common Road||01794 884269|
|Cathedral Close Dental Centre, 14 The Close||01722 320101|
|Chequers Dental, 18 Endless Street||01722 329959|
|Gentle Dental, 29 Castle Street||01722 416704|
|Sarum Dental Practice, 208 Castle Street||01722 333324|
|St. Ann Dental Care, 18 St. Ann Street||01722 334484|
|The Dental Surgery, 40 Castle Street||01722 322722|
|The Dentist, Beckett House, 4 Bridge Street||01722 413513|
|New Hall Hospital, Bodenham||01722 422333|
|Glenside Hospital, Warminster Road, South Newton||01722 742066|
|Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road||01722 336262|
|St. Nicholas Hospital, St. Nicholas Road||01722 340369|
Main Salisbury station, commuter line and direct link to London Waterloo
|Arrowline Minibuses||01722 555554|
|Assisi Travel||01722 415181|
|Downton Minibus Services||01725 511245|
|Wilts and Dorset Bus Company||01722 336855|
|AA Taxis||01722 505011|
|City Cabs||01722 505055|
|On-Line Taxis||01722 505090|
|Salisbury Taxi Company||01722 501151|
|Taranis Travel||01722 398839|
|Value Cars||01722 505050|
|Wiltshire Airport Taxis||0330 8186019|
|Bonallack Bishop Solicitors, Rougemont House, Rougemont Close||01722 422300|
|Batt Broadbent, Minster Chambers, 42-44 Castle Street||01722 411141|
|Griffiths Richard & Co., 86 Crane Street||01722 329966|
|N.C. Morris & Co. LLP, Close Gate House, 47 High Street||01722 415215|
|Sampson Coward LLP, St Mary’s Chambers, 51 New Street||01722 410664|
|Austin & Wyatt||01722 514009|
|Austin & Wyatt Lettings||01722 514038|
|Bassets Property Services Ltd, Lettings||01722 415141|
|Cameron Residential Lettings||01722 744308|
|Carter & May||01722 514005|
|Chesterton Humberts Rural||01722 514055|
|Chesterton Humberts Sales||01722 514033|
|Clifford & Drew – Sales||01722 514002|
|Fox & Sons||01722 514011|
|John Jeffery||01722 514030|
|Martin & Co. – Lettings & Sales||01722 414141|
|McKillop and Gregory||01722 514014|
|Myddelton & Major||01722 514024|
|Strutt & Parker||01722 514017|
|Symonds & Sampson||01722 514023|
|Venditum Ltd||01722 514021|
|Woolley & Wallis||01722 514026|