Attractions in and around Salisbury
Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Stonehenge now has a transformed visitor experience, with a new world-class visitor centre, housing museum-quality permanent and special exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and café. Distance from the hotel 12.3 miles.
Salisbury Cathedral is a truly remarkable building, a testimony to the faith and practical skills of the medieval craftsmen who built it but it is much more than a historical monument. It is a living church and a place of prayer. As the Cathedral Church of the Salisbury diocese it is Mother Church of several hundred parishes in Wiltshire and Dorset. It is also a centre of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Distance from the hotel 1.1 miles.
Salisbury Racecourse is a flat racecourse in the United Kingdom featuring thoroughbred horse racing. Fifteen race meetings a year are held here between early May and mid-October. Distance from the hotel 4.2 miles.
SALISBURY AND SOUTH WILTSHIRE GOLF COURSE
Set in the glorious Wiltshire countryside close to the medieval City of Salisbury, the course offers magnificent views for miles around. It is probably the finest downland course in Southern England. All 27 holes are maintained to a very high standard by a dedicated team of professionals, with the quality of the greens and the presentation of the course highly praised by golfers throughout the year. Once you have enjoyed the experience of playing this unique golfing venue, the challenge of the courses and the ambience of the clubhouse. Distance from the hotel 2 miles.
ROCKBOURNE ROMAN VILLA
Rockbourne is near Fordingbridge in a picturesque and peaceful part of Hampshire close to the New Forest. The Roman villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate, and is the largest known villa in the area. Its history spans the period from the Iron Age to the 5th century AD. Distance from the hotel 11.2 miles.
SALISBURY PUNTING TOURS
Enjoy a unique experience on the only Punt of the River Avon. Escape the busy pavements and lie back into the cushions. Let yourself drift down the river and see the city as you never could on foot, it will compliment your view of the historic, cultured city of Salisbury. At Salisbury Punting, every tour offered is chauffeured, which provides the highest quality service on a consistent basis. Every tour guarantees personality, tranquility and natural beauty. Step on board the traditional hand built Punt and enjoy the most unique viewing of Salisbury’s unseen character. And you can board right here at The Rose and Crown Hotel.
When walking into the celebrated Cathedral Close in Salisbury, visitors step back into a past world, and on entering Mompesson House, featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the feeling of leaving the modern world behind is deepened. The tranquil atmosphere is enhanced by the magnificent plasterwork, fine period furniture and graceful oak staircase, which are the main features of this perfectly proportioned Queen Anne house. The delightful walled garden has a pergola and traditionally planted herbaceous borders. Distance from the hotel 0.9 miles.
William the Conqueror set aside the Forest for hunting more than 900 years ago as his ‘Nova Forestra’ or ‘New Forest’ and centuries of grazing by deer, ponies and cattle have shaped the landscape. William would probably still recognise much of the Forest as the same place he hunted wild deer and boar. Today it is a wonderful area to explore by walking, cycling and on horseback. Distance from the hotel 23.6 miles.
LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 60 years. It features an extensive Safari Park, is home to BBC Animal Park and CBBC Roar and also has over 15 fabulous attractions, including the new multi million pound Jungle Kingdom and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain. Distance from hotel 26.6 miles.
WILTON HOUSE & GARDENS
Every visitor, guest and friend who visits Wilton House comments on how friendly and welcoming the house is. I believe that this is because Wilton is first and foremost a family home and has been for over 450 years. There has been a major programme of restoration and improvements, these have included the addition of several new gardens and the complete renovation of the Inigo Jones South Front, including all the state rooms. Distance from hotel 2.5 miles.
HEALE HOUSE & GARDENS
Heale House and its eight acres of beautiful gardens lie beside the river Avon at Middle Woodford, just north of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Much of the house is unchanged since King Charles II hid here in 1651. Distance from hotel 7.9 miles