The South Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The South - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Ventnor 1

Lyme Regis 4

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Wimborne Minster 3

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Cathedral Close

  • Historic District/Site

Eighty acres of rolling lawns and splendid period architecture provide one of Britain's finest settings for a cathedral. The Close, the...

High Street Gate

  • Building/Architectural Site

One of four castellated gateways originally built in the early 14th century from stones taken from the former city at Old Sarum, this...

Long Bridge

  • Local Interest–Sight

For a classic view of Salisbury, head to Long Bridge and Town Path. From the main street, walk west to Mill Road, which leads you across...

Market Place

  • Market/Bazaar

One of southern England's most popular markets fills this square on Tuesday and Saturday. Permission to hold an annual fair here was...

Mompesson House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

A perfect example of Queen Anne architecture, this family home, built in 1701, sits on the north side of Cathedral Close. It's notable...

Old Mill

  • Local Interest–Sight

This 15th-century building with some 13th century features became England's first paper mill in the early 16th century and is now a hotel...

Old Sarum

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Massive earthwork ramparts on a bare sweep of Wiltshire countryside are all that remain of this impressive Iron Age hill fort, which...

Poultry Cross

  • Local Interest–Sight

One of Salisbury's best-known landmarks, the hexagonal Poultry Cross is the last remaining of the four original medieval market crosses...

Salisbury Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Salisbury is dominated by the towering cathedral, a soaring hymn in stone. It is unique among cathedrals in that it was conceived and...

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Opposite the cathedral's west front, this excellent museum is in the King's House, parts of which date to the 15th century (James I stayed...

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