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A cathedral city in the county of Wiltshire, Salisbury is a beautiful place to visit. Not only is it set in some wonderful countryside, the cathedral complex is one of Britain's historic highlights, housing the Magna Carta dating back to 1215. Arranging car hire in Salisbury is ideal for exploring both the city and the wider area.

Home to the first-ever document to put limits on the rule of the King, the city has huge historical significance to the country...


With a history dating back more than 2,500 years, the area has long played a part in the development of Great Britain. Having originated from an iron age fort, Salisbury has long acted as a crossing point for traffic from London to the South West, as well as the ports of the south coast at Portsmouth and Southampton.

Today a visit to the area is made easier when you hire a car thanks to a good road network around the city and into the surrounding countryside.

The city centre is compact, with plenty of cafes, pubs, shops and restaurants. However, the main draw is the cathedral. The complex dominates the skyline and it is one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in the country. It houses magnificent stained glass and the oldest mechanical working clock in the country - dating back to 1386. 

Outside the main building is the Cathedral Close. A large expanse of walled grassland, it's a popular and beautiful place to relax in the city, as well as see listed buildings such as Arundells (the former home of Prime Minister Edward Heath) and the Rifles (a military museum). Salisbury Museum is also found here with the Stonehenge Gallery and collections including Turner art and Roman relics on show.

Southampton (SOU) or London Heathrow (LHR) airports are the nearest to the city - taking 45 minutes and one hour, respectively, by car. You can pick up your hire car at these airports or at various downtown locations in Salisbury. To find the best price on car rental in Salisbury, use TravelSupermarket's search tool to the left.

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