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Milford Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AN

Ratings & Awards

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Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Charged parking onsite (6 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Hotel Information

**Ongoing refurbishment – Bar/Lounge area**

Hotel car park unavailable until 2 March 2015. Car park next to Hotel approx £7.50 per day for Hotel guests

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury

Salisbury Winterfest

Salisbury Winterfest is a small but perfectly formed festival held at the Castle Street Social Club and arranged by the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Drinkers can enjoy seasonal ales and cider.

Available : Jan 2013 (annual)

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is one of the finest in England. Started in 1220, it was completed by 1258, with its famous spire, the tallest in England at 123 metres (404 feet), added a generation later.

Available : Daily

Salisbury Food & Drink Festival

The Salisbury Food & Drink Festival, on the Market Square in Salisbury, offers the best in Wiltshire gastronomy. Try the region's famous gourmet ham and locally made ice creams, then browse stalls promoting all manner of quality produce.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Salisbury International Arts Festival

When Salisbury Festival first started, it was centred around classical concerts in the famous, imposing cathedral. Today the annual event has expanded to fill every nook and cranny of the beautiful Wiltshire town with a wide range of cultural events.

Available : May - Jun 2013 (annual)

The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum

The Rifles Museum in Salisbury is the museum of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments. The four rooms hold a chronological display of war artefacts from the mid-18th century to 1994.

Available : Feb 2013; not Mon or Sun (various dates)

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum focuses on the archaeology and ancient history of the area inside a magnificent Grade 1 listed building, the home of the award-winning Stonehenge gallery, the Monkton Deverill gold torc and the now-famous Warminster Jewel.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Mompesson House

Built in 1701 for Charles Mompesson, Mompesson House is an architectural gem near Salisbury's cathedral. A splendid example of Queen Anne architecture, it contains exquisite plasterwork, an original oak staircase and a collection of Turnbull 18th-century drinking glasses.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)


Numerous myths surround Stonehenge - that sacred circle of standing stones on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. They are always fascinating to visit - although the day of the Summer Solstice has an extra magic to it.

Available : Daily

End of the Road Festival

The small but perfectly formed End of the Road Festival returns to the delightful setting of the Larmer Tree Gardens in Cranborne Chase. Topping the bill this year are Modest Mouse, Yo La Tengo and Wilco.

Available : Aug - Sep 2013 (annual)

Southampton Kite Festival

The Southampton Kite Festival is held at Lordshill Recreation Grounds. Bring your own kite and head to the single and multi-line flying arenas, watch the experts compete in National Sport Kite Competitions or treat your teddy to a parachute trip.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Gaunts House Summer Gathering

Be at one with yourself, others and Mother Earth in Dorset this August, as the Summer Gathering returns to Gaunts House. Over 120 workshops cover topics from tantra to crystal healing and crop circles, led by respected names in the "alternative" field.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

New Forest and Hampshire County Show

The long-standing New Forest and Hampshire County Show, held at the showground in Brockenhurst, showcases traditional country pursuits, new agricultural innovations and demonstrations. Spectators can enjoy a range of equestrian classes and livestock competitions.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Common

The Common is an enormous park located conveniently close to Southampton city centre. Home to the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre, the town's old gallows and a lake, the area is listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Available : Daily

Southampton Boat Show

Mayflower Park hosts the annual Southampton Boat Show, which has been going strong since 1969. It's a showcase for watersports lovers featuring marine activities, unrivalled shopping opportunities and some of the world's most luxurious yachts.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Nuffield Theatre

Co-funded by the University of Southampton, the Nuffield Theatre has been entertaining the city's culture vultures for more than 40 years. A fully independent producing theatre, the Nuffield has also produced award-winning plays that have toured across the UK.

Available : Daily

Welsh National Opera Spring Tour

Plots and convoluted intrigue typify Welsh National Opera's two spring productions at Southampton's Mayflower. Comedy first, in John Copley's new production of Johann Strauss' effervescent Die Fledermaus, while darker forces are at work in Verdi's Il Trovatore.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Welsh National Opera Autumn Tour

Welsh National Opera take three operas on tour this autumn, stopping here at Southampton's Mayflower. Five nights will see two performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni and Rossini's Barber of Seville as well as Janacek's Katya Kabanova.

Available : Nov - Dec 2013 (annual)

Bournemouth Sevens International Rugby, Netball & Music Festival

The Bournemouth Sports Club welcomes nearly 200 teams to compete at the annual Bournemouth Sevens rugby tournament. Twenty thousand spectators over the weekend enjoy a mix of sport and family entertainment, including parachute displays and celebrity appearances.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)


WestQuay is Southampton's multi-million pound leisure development, with around 100 shops and outlet stores selling everything from lifestyle, sport and fashion to toys and games, electrical and media. There are plenty of eateries and cafés on the WestQuay Food Terrace.

Available : Daily

The Edge

The Edge is an easy-going gay venue in Southampton which offers a range of weekly activities, from pole dancing on Mondays and karaoke on Tuesdays to party night on Saturday, when dance and chart music fill the floor. There are also frequent cabaret shows and a loft restaurant to relax in with friends.

Available : Daily

Artists' Market

Southampton's artists' market, held at the marketplace next to Bargate Monument on the first and third Saturday of the month, provides an opportunity to view and buy a wide range of original artwork direct from talented local artists.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

Southampton Mela Festival

Art Asia brings Southampton Mela Festival to Hoglands Park. A colourful event with music, arts, dance and crafts activities, there's also a funfair, clothes stalls and great food to tuck into. More than 20,000 people come to enjoy the fun.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Medieval Merchant's House

Southampton's Medieval Merchant's House offers the opportunity to see how a trader would have lived and worked 700 years ago. Built in 1290 by John Fortin, a merchant who traded with others in Bordeaux, it was located on one of the busiest streets in the town back then. Today it has been renovated by English Heritage to reflect its mid-14th-century appearance, removing any additional building after this period.

Available : Weekends only

The Great Hall & Round Table

The 13th-century Great Hall is all that remains of Winchester Castle. The Purbeck stone columns, pointed arches and plate tracery windows reflect King Henry III's sophisticated tastes. Also inside is a grand symbol of medieval mythology, King Arthur's Round Table.

Available : Daily

Maritime Museum

Southampton's Maritime Museum tells the story of the city's nautical history since the first docks were built in the early-19th century. There's a special exhibition on the Titanic, which set sail on its fateful maiden voyage from Southampton in 1912.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Westgate Museum

Winchester's Westgate Museum is a former city gateway, complete with portcullis and gunports, that was built and altered between the 12th and 14th centuries. Spot prisoners' graffiti on the walls from the days when it was used as a jail.

Available : Feb - Mar 2013; not Mon (various dates)

Museum of Archaeology

Southampton's Museum of Archaeology gives a historical tour of the city from Prehistoric times to Roman occupation and the reign of Queen Victoria. It is housed in God's House Tower at the south-east corner of the old city walls.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Winchester Chamber Music Festival

The Winchester Chamber Music Festival features a series of concerts and masterclass at the Winchester Discovery Centre. The programme is presented by the London Bridge Ensemble and other highlights include performances by emerging talents and group workshops.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

New Forest Marathon

Scores of fit people descend on New Milton for this annual marathon and half-marathon, which follows a course through the stunning New Forest. The organisers claim it is one of the most beautiful runs in the UK.

Available : Sep 2008 (annual)

Fireworks Spectacular at Beaulieu

One of the Southeast's biggest displays, Beaulieu's Fright Night Fireworks is an explosive night's entertainment. It's set to a spine-chilling theme, but you may feel equally terrified by the performance of the opening tribute act...

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Beaulieu International Autojumble

Thousands of visitors head to the popular Beaulieu International Autojumble each year. The two-day event claims to be the biggest outdoor sale of European car and motorcycle items in the country, and attracts the sort of people who take cars very seriously.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

City Museum

The City Museum in Winchester traces the story of the city through extensive archaeological exhibits and a fine local history collection.

Available : Daily

Winchester Round Table Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night at the Winchester Round Table Bonfire & Fireworks Display - events start with a torchlit procession from Broadway through the medieval centre of the town to River Park.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Winchester Festival

The Winchester Festival brings together a richly varied group of performers and artists in venues across the city. The musical offerings range from jazz to classical and an open-air fireworks concert. A rich literary and children's programme also feature.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Winchester Hat Fair

Britain's longest-running festival of street theatre, held in Winchester city centre, is outlandish, entertaining and innovative. Spectators are asked to delve into their pockets to fill the eponymous hats that are passed around by the performers at Winchester Hat Fair.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Winchester College

Founded in 1382, Winchester College maintains some original medieval construction, including the cloisters and Chamber Court. The walking tours are the best way to take in the grounds' charming features, including a 14th-century wooden-ceilinged Gothic chapel and red-brick classroom.

Available : Daily

Solent Sky

Discover Southampton's rich history of aviation at Solent Sky. The vintage aircraft on display encompass Flying Boats, jet fighters, helicopters and the famous S6 racing seaplane. Taking pride of place is the legendary Supermarine Spitfire, designed by RJ Mitchell.

Available : Daily

Gillingham Museum

The Gillingham Museum explores the history of the town and surrounding villages from prehistoric times, through Roman and medieval occupation to the Victorian re-building. It features a 1790 manual fire engine, a John Constable display, an interactive quiz and a photographic presentation.

Available : Daily; not Wed or Sun

Castlepoint Shopping Centre

Bournemouth's Castlepoint Shopping Centre has become a major new trading centre since opening in 2003 and offers a wide range of major retail names including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, WH Smith and Boots.

Available : Daily

Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair takes place on 650 acres in Tarrant Hinton and attracts up to 200,000 visitors each year. Attractions include steam engine exhibits, a music festival, heavy Shire horses and even a few white-knuckle rides.

Available : Aug - Sep 2013 (annual)

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