One of England's smallest and most charming cities, Salisbury is easily accessed by train from many locations in the southwest of England, including from London, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. From the UK capital it's possible to reach Salisbury in less than 1.5 hours, with frequent services departing London Waterloo on average twice per hour.
This compact city has one train station, Salisbury Railway Station, which is located on South Western Road to the west of the city centre. The station has plenty of facilities including a cafe, waiting area, cash machine and toilets. The station is just a ten minute walk from the city centre, alternatively a number of local bus services depart the station forecourt and take around four minutes to reach the centre of Salisbury.
Salisbury Railway Station is served by two major train companies, South Western and Great Western. South Western Railways operate trains from Exeter, Bristol, London and Basingstoke, whilst Great Western Railways operate train services from Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Brighton, Southampton, Bristol, Bath and Portsmouth.
Train travel to Salisbury takes visitors conveniently close to the city centre, which is easy to navigate on foot. With notoriously tricky parking in Salisbury, arriving by train is the most pleasant and hassle-free option. Fast services from the UK capital reach the city in less than 1.5 hours from London Waterloo. Train travel also allows visitors to take in the stunning views of Wiltshire, notably the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which trains pass through on journeys from Exeter, Wales and Bristol.
The city of Salisbury is rich in history and culture, but don't forget to make a visit to Stonehenge, one of Britain's oldest and most mysterious historical sites. The best way to get to Stonehenge is via the independent hop-on, hop-off bus tour which departs hourly from Salisbury Railway Station - Stonehenge Visitor Centre. Other lesser-known highlights include the 5000 year old Cat's Brain Long Barrow Neolithic archaeological site and the abandoned village of Imber, now known as the Ghost Village of Salisbury Plain. Film buffs should also include a visit to Mompesson House, the location setting for the film Sense and Sensibilty.