Salisbury and the Surrounding Historic Countryside

cnwriter..carolinaStarred Page By cnwriter..carolina, 12th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Gird up your loins and go visit Salisbury and the inviting countryside all around. There are many historic places to visit.. Old Sarum, Boxhill, Salisbury Cathedral.. tempting tea and cake shoppes, local cheese makers..all this and more will make it a memorable visit.

Market delicacies

Salisbury is a lovely little English town with winding streets overlooked by ancient wood beamed houses that all meet at a central place. Once the market area where all commerce and social events took place, this area is now filled with charming shops and restaurants. Every Saturday a bustling market is held on the same spot it has been for centuries and you can almost imagine being back in those earlier times. The farmers and many of their customers speak in a soft lilting Wiltshire dialect and a multitude of homemade cheeses and golden butter, crusty loaves of bread, cooked and smoked meats and freshly picked arrays of vegetables and fruit fill the air with delicious aromas.

The White Hart Inn

Amongst all this charm stands the White Hart, an elegant 17th century hotel with its sweeping facade and pillared portico overlooking the famous Salisbury Cathedral. Over the years the White Hart has become known for its wedding receptions and as a special place for celebrations. In the winter huge log fires burn in open fireplaces whilst in the summer months the courtyard is a tapestry of colour with its flower displays. Because of its central location and large complimentary car park, it is an ideal venue for business meetings, private lunches and dinners and has earned the name Heritage Flagship Hotel.

The Squires Dining Room

The Squires dining room with its deep crimson walls and damask curtains is a most romantic place to dine. Tables cloaked in pure white linen offset sparkling glass and tableware whilst candles shimmer casting a warm glow around a typically English county dining room. Greatly influenced by French, English and Scottish classic cuisine, the head chef believes that a good working team in the kitchen is most important and he is dedicated in creating a unique style of British food using fresh local produce as well as bringing in delicacies such as superb smoked salmon from Scotland.

Exploring the Countryside around...

It is a two mile hike from Salisbury to Old Sarum Castle. This massive Iron Age hill fort was used by the Romans, Saxons and Normans before coming one of the most flourishing settlements in medieval England. The dramatic site contains the ruins of a castle where Henry 11 imprisoned his wife, Eleanor of Acquitaine, (they did things like that then!!!!!) It was a very windy wet day when I walked around the high perimeter overlooking a steep hill. The wind was so strong it nearly took me and my umbrella on a flying journey! I decided it might be better to explore the inner part of the keep which was quite fascinating with markers showing where the King's Palace and other buildings once stood.

Nearby attractions are Stonehenge, the Wilton Carpet Factory and Salisbury Race Course.

Burford Bridge Hotel

A very special place to visit is Boxhill. This tall mound set in the heart of Surrey has long been a popular destination because of its fabulous views. Set at the foot of this famous beauty spot is the Burford Bridge Hotel where in days past Lord Nelson spent secret hours with his great love, Emma Hamilton, before setting off to his last battle at Trafalgar. This ancient gem glows with history and the tradition of great hospitality still continues.

So a wonderful journey to this fascinating part of England was my pleasure to be on and now write about.

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I have been writing on food, wine, travel, cosmic creation and erotica for over 30 years I do horoscopes and numerology and light readings.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
14th Jan 2013 (#)

thank you Peter...

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author avatar Judy Ellen
15th Jan 2013 (#)

This is so well written! The views and pictures are absolutely breathtaking! I commented on this before but it did not take. I also wanted you to know that I cannot get into my comments anymore from Wikinut! I have to enter my fans names into Google in order to read and comment on their articles! I hope that this is only temporary! In the meantime my comments keep accumulating but I can do nothing. I hope I don't miss any of your articles or poems! Thanks for commenting on my article about grieving the loss of my dog.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
15th Jan 2013 (#)

sorry you are having difficulties on wikinut..strange for sure..thank you always for your comments...love and light...

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Jan 2013 (#)

This is a place I have never been. Excellent expose

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
15th Jan 2013 (#)

thank you Madan do visit if you can....

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
15th Jan 2013 (#)

I have not been to the UK at all, but I loved Paris, France. Salisbury sounds great too. The country side and Old Sarum would be unique to see.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
15th Jan 2013 (#)

for sure...the energy there is so profound...

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author avatar Christine Crowley
15th Jan 2013 (#)

Great travelog - loved the pics. If I am ever in England again, I will be sure to visit.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
15th Jan 2013 (#)

do..you will love it...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Jan 2013 (#)

Great write up, pictures and the video. Thanks Carolina - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
15th Jan 2013 (#)

thank you Siva too...

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author avatar Buzz
17th Jan 2013 (#)

I wish I lived in England, dear!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
10th Jan 2014 (#)

wow how wonderful seeing you on my pages again...much loving to you and your friends...

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author avatar Ptrikha
10th Jan 2014 (#)

Amazing place. I was in Aldershot in late 2005 on an official visit. Yet I did not had the amount of budget with which I could tour so much. Nor was I aware of such places. Have you been here?

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
10th Jan 2014 (#)

yes of course Ptrikha I only write about places I have visited. It is my integrity..

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