Surrounding Salisbury in Wessex

The area around Salisbury is part of the ancient kingdom known as Wessex. From 600-900AD Britain was divided into seven tribal kingdoms known as a Heptarchy. Wessex along with Mercia and Northumbria were three of the strongest and most powerful tribal kingdoms at this time.

We still refer to Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset and parts of Oxfordshire, as the area of Wessex. We know that these ancient demarcations had fluid borders depending on what tribes were in power. Now we refer to Wessex in connection to the writer Thomas Hardy. He is known as the Wessex writer.

The area we guide in extends to Sussex and includes Windsor Castle. All of the sites that we guide in are within an hour and an half’s journey away. As you can see the Wessex area is rich in history, archaeology, literature, flora and fauna and so much more. They are all close and within easy reach and we can tailor your tour to suit your needs.

Local Attractions and beyond

Salisbury sits neatly in a valley. It is surrounded by hills and valleys, the gentle rolling landscape of Wiltshire. Close by are many very popular sites, including Stonehenge and Woodhenge, Old Sarum, Wilton and Wilton House, the Woodford Valley and Heale House, Breamore House and so many more that could be listed. Everything is close by and as one radiates outward from Salisbury there is the New Forest including Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard, the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House. All of these are within easy reach of the Medieval City of Salisbury. Whether you wish for a day trip, a couple of days, or a week of exploring, all is available to you. So, why not have a Wessex experience and take in all that this ancient area has to offer?

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