Aby and Mike from Trowbridge Information Centre recently paid a visit to Salisbury as guests of VisitWiltshire, the county’s official tourism organisation. With their guide John, by whose knowledge of the city they were greatly impressed, they learned a great deal about the city, from its origins at Old Sarum, through its development as a city over the centuries, to the Haunch Of Venison pub where Churchill and Eisenhower took a break over a pint while planning the D-Day landings. (The tours run 7 days a week during the spring and summer months, from the Information Centre in Fisher Street at 11am – and there is no need to book – for more information click here)  Later, they joined a tour of the Cathedral Tower (involving quite a few stairs!), their guide Chris telling the story of one of England’s most famous cathedrals, taking in magnificent views over the Wiltshire countryside and timed to hear the ringing of the cathedral’s bells at close range: find out more about these tours here.
Both agreed that Wiltshire’s city has plenty to offer the visitor. If you’re thinking of taking a day out in Salisbury and would like to leave the car at home, drop in to the Information Centre and ask our team about rail travel – it’s a pleasant journey of less than 40 minutes from Trowbridge, and if travelling in a group of three or more, you could take advantage of a GroupSave fare*. Call 01225 765072 or email info@trowbridge.gov.uk for more details.

* Train operators’ Terms and Conditions may apply.