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City living with tight knit community at its heart

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!

Call 0800 917 1015 or email for a competitive quote and let us take the strain.

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?

  • Local and long distance
  • Full loads and part loads
  • Worldwide shipping
  • Removals services to France, Spain and Portugal
  • Containerised storage facilities
  • Friendly, personal service
  • Packing service, export wrapping
  • Family-owned and run since 1973
  • Free survey / same day quote

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.

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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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Armishaws is a family owned removals business and and has been running since 1973. Our removals and relocation services covers all regions within the UK, Northern Ireland, Eire and the Channel Islands.

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Our experience in providing solutions for businesses with their moving, and storage needs will ensure that your business will encounter the least amount of disruption possible. We provide a full range of services to help businesses relocate and store their equipment.

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For removals to and from Salisbury

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 Services

Our removal services can include:

  • Individually designing a removals package to suit your needs
  • Full wrapping and packing service
  • Collection from anywhere in the UK
  • Any items, no matter how big or small
  • Full or partial loads
  • A full survey by one of our UK Removals Specialists
  • Electronic and photographic inventories utilising handheld computers and digital cameras



  • The Salisbury International Arts Festival every May, in and around Salisbury. Includes music, dance, theatre, circus, film and food, plus a full classical music programme and literature events
  • Iford Arts Festival – held in the grounds of Iford Manor near Bradford on Avon
  • Swindon holds an annual Festival of Literature during the first fortnight of May
  • Devizes holds an International Street Festival


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

Other useful information about Salisbury

Places to stay


Mercure White Hart Hotel, 1 John Street, Salisbury01962 312801
Salisbury Premier Inn, Pearce Way, Salisbury0871 5278956
Best Western Red Lion Hotel, 4 Milford Street, Salisbury0845 3730775
The Cathedral Hotel, 7-9 Milford Street, Salisbury01722 343700
Milford Hall Hotel, 206 Castle Street, Salisbury01722 417411
Grasmere House Hotel, 70 Harnham Road, Salisbury01722 338388
The Old Mill, Town Path, Salisbury01722 327517

Bed & Breakfast

Cathedral View, 83 Exeter Street, Salisbury01722 502254
Rokeby Guest House, Wain-A-Long Road, Salisbury01722 329800
Websters Bed and Breakfast, 11 Hartington Rd, Salisbury01722 339779
St. Anns House, 32-34 St Ann St, Salisbury01722 335657
Park Lane Bed & Breakfast, 2 Park Lane, Salisbury01722 321001
Byways Guest House, 31 Fowler’s Rd, Salisbury01722 328364
The Old Rectory Bed & Breakfast, 75 Belle Vue Rd, Salisbury01722 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.

Nursery & Pre-Schools

Kingfisher Montessori Nursery School01722 443873
Brown Bears Community Nursery01722 554306
York House Day Nursery & Nursery School01722 324008
First Steps Day Nursery01722 444198
Manor Farm Nursery School01722 743978
Little Fishes Day Nursery & Pre-School01722 770020
South Hills School  01722 744971
Farley Outdoor Learning Nursery School01722 712313
Leapfrog Day Nursery  01722 440696
Bourne Valley Nursery School01722 611766

Private Schools

Chafyn Grove School  01722 333423
Godolphin Preparatory School01722 430652
Leaden Hall School01722 334700
Leehurst Swan School01722 333094
Salisbury Cathedral School01722 555300
Sandroyd Prep and Pre-Prep01722 516264

State Schools & Colleges

Avon Valley College, Recreation Road, Durrington01980 652467
Bemerton St. John C of E Primary School, Lower Road01722 322848
Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School, 11 The Close, Salisbury01722 333851
Sarum Academy, Westwood Road, Salisbury01722 323431
South Wilts Grammar School for Girls, Stratford Road, Salisbury01722 323326
St. Edmund’s C of E Girls School, Church Road, Laverstock01223 336250
St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Church Road, Laverstock01722 335380
Wyvern College, Church Road, Laverstock01223 500700


Doctors Surgeries

Castle Street Surgery, 67 Castle Street01722 322726
Endless Street Surgery, 72 Endless Street01722 336441
Grove House Surgery, 18 Wilton Road01722 333034
Harcourt Medical Centre, Crane Bridge Road01722 322726
Millstream Medical Centre, Millstream House, Avon Approach01722 322726
New Street Surgery, 61 New Street01722 334402
Salisbury Walk-in Health Centre, Avon Approach01722 331191
St Ann Street Medical Practice, 82 St Ann’s Street0870 4299641
The New Street Surgery, New Street01722 334402
The Old Orchard Surgery, South Street, Wilton01722 744775
Three Swans Surgery, Rollestone Street01722 333548
Whiteparish Surgery, Common Road01794 884269


Cathedral Close Dental Centre, 14 The Close01722 320101
Chequers Dental, 18 Endless Street01722 329959
Gentle Dental, 29 Castle Street01722 416704
Sarum Dental Practice, 208 Castle Street01722 333324
St. Ann Dental Care, 18 St. Ann Street01722 334484
The Dental Surgery, 40 Castle Street01722 322722
The Dentist, Beckett House, 4 Bridge Street01722 413513


New Hall Hospital, Bodenham01722 422333
Glenside Hospital, Warminster Road, South Newton01722 742066
Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road01722 336262
St. Nicholas Hospital, St. Nicholas Road01722 340369



Main Salisbury station, commuter line and direct link to London Waterloo

Buses & Coaches

Arrowline Minibuses01722 555554
Assisi Travel01722 415181
Downton Minibus Services01725 511245
Wilts and Dorset Bus Company01722 336855


AA Taxis01722 505011
City Cabs01722 505055
On-Line Taxis01722 505090
Salisbury Taxi Company  01722 501151
Taranis Travel01722 398839
Value Cars  01722 505050
Wiltshire Airport Taxis0330 8186019

Solicitors in Salisbury

Bonallack Bishop Solicitors, Rougemont House, Rougemont Close01722 422300
Batt Broadbent, Minster Chambers, 42-44 Castle Street01722 411141
Griffiths Richard & Co., 86 Crane Street01722 329966
N.C. Morris & Co. LLP, Close Gate House, 47 High Street01722 415215
Sampson Coward LLP, St Mary’s Chambers, 51 New Street01722 410664

Estate Agents in Salisbury

Austin & Wyatt01722 514009
Austin & Wyatt Lettings01722 514038
Bassets Property Services Ltd, Lettings  01722 415141
Baxters01722 514001
Cameron Residential Lettings01722 744308
Carter & May01722 514005
Chesterton Humberts Rural  01722 514055
Chesterton Humberts Sales  01722 514033
Clifford & Drew – Sales01722 514002
Connells01722 514008
Fox & Sons01722 514011
Goadsby01722 514019
John Jeffery01722 514030
Jordans01722 514036
Martin & Co. – Lettings & Sales01722 414141
McKillop and Gregory01722 514014
Myddelton & Major  01722 514024
Savills01722 514022
Strutt & Parker01722 514017
Symonds & Sampson01722 514023
Venditum Ltd  01722 514021
Whites01722 514031
Woolley & Wallis01722 514026
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