Salisbury

Salisbury (locally /ˈsɔːzb(ə)ri/ SAWZ-b(ə-)ree)[lower-alpha 1] is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England with a population of 41,820[1], at the confluence of the rivers Avon, Nadder and Bourne. The city is approximately 20 miles (30 kilometres) from Southampton and 30 miles (50 kilometres) from Bath.

Salisbury
City

Salisbury Cathedral from the Old George Mall in July 2016
Salisbury
Location within Wiltshire
Population41,820 (2021 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU145305
 London78 miles (126 km)
Civil parish
  • Salisbury
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSALISBURY
Postcode districtSP1, SP2
Dialling code01722
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
Websitesalisburycitycouncil.gov.uk
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51.07°N 1.79°W / 51.07; -1.79

Salisbury is in the southeast of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain. Salisbury Cathedral was formerly north of the city at Old Sarum. The cathedral was relocated and a settlement grew up around it, which received a city charter in 1227 as New Sarum. This continued to be its official name until 2009, when Salisbury City Council was established. Salisbury railway station is an interchange between the West of England Main Line and the Wessex Main Line.

Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is 8 miles (13 kilometres) northwest of Salisbury.


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