The city of Salisbury is situated in the south-east corner of the English county of Wiltshire. Arguably, some people tend to classify this county into the Westcountry, but it is definitely far less so than counties farther west. By taking your holidays in Salisbury, you will be placing yourself in an ideal position to enjoy a truly scenic and historic part of the UK. The self catering accommodation in Salisbury itself will come in the form of a well-furnished and equipped apartment, however, in the more rural parts of the county, you are more likely to find cosy cottages.
There are more than enough activities to indulge in on your holidays in Salisbury. Within the city itself, you may choose swimming, tennis, badminton, bowls, gym facilities, cycling and lake fishing. As the area is surrounded by attractive countryside, you really should try to get out and explore it further. This can be done through nature walking, hiking and there are ideal chances for people in to painting and photography to find plenty of inspiration.
Your self catering apartment or cottage in Salisbury really is going to be difficult to leave, but when you can prise yourself away, there are a fair few great attractions to visit in the area. The most famous landmark in the city has to be Salisbury Cathedral which has a spire that is tall enough to be seen across the whole area. Interestingly, this is where you may be able to find out about The Magna Carta, as apparently, the best preserved of the four copies is based within the cathedral. The other hugely important historic attraction to include on your holidays in Salisbury would be to travel the very short distance to Stonehenge. This is located on Salisbury Plain and must rank as being one of the most historically important landmarks in the entire world. Although you cannot usually walk around the stones, you are still able to get a good enough view.
Your holidays in Salisbury will be spent enjoying some of the best weather in the whole of the UK. Summers are warmer than most other parts of the country - at around 21 degrees Celsius. Winters see an average of around 8 degrees. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the whole year, with an average of around 27 inches. Snowfall has become much more common in the area over previous years, but in past years, the city of Salisbury would not look to experience significant falls.
The M4 motorway and the A30 are two significant roads to rely upon to get you quickly and conveniently to your self catering apartment in Salisbury. The city also has its own railway station which will connect you with London and other parts of the country. Bristol Airport (BRS) is a relatively short drive to the west of the city and London Heathrow (LHR) is pretty much equidistant to the east.