Walk on Salisbury
Salisbury - a small English town, which until recently few people was really interesting. But it is possible that many will want to come here in the light of recent events. However, to see the main attractions of Salisbury, will be enough and one day. We chose 7 places that once in this place is really worth seeing.
At this point at various times been a Celtic settlement, a Roman fort, a Viking camp and the castle of William the Conqueror.
Archaeologists believe that at this point, people lived more since the Stone Age. Old Sarum is located at the intersection of four roads, which were built by the Romans. It is believed that the direction of the road coincides with mysterious ley lines. The fortress on the top of the mound was built by the Normans. At first it was made of wood, and later in its place was built a royal castle made of stone, and near the Cathedral. But due to the fact that the castle had a problem with the water, in 1220 the Pope authorized the transfer Cathedral to another location. Legend has it that from the old location shot an arrow, and in the place where she fell, a new built, which was called Salisbury.
However, before our time off the walls "fortress on a quiet river," there were only ruins, but the ditches are preserved just fine.
That this council is considered the purest example of English Gothic. Its 123-foot steeple makes this building the tallest building in medieval Britain. Construction of the cathedral began in 1220 and lasted for 38 years, which, however, at that time fast enough.
However, the spire - this is not the only thing that is famous for the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary. There is in it and watch, which was created in 1386, and today is considered the oldest of working time arrangements.
In 1445 the cathedral built a library building, which is still kept one of the four surviving originals of the first legislative act in British history, limit the king's tyranny - "Magna Carta". By the way, a copy of Salisbury survived better than others.
The Church of St Thomas and St Edmund
The church in Salisbury is also worth seeing. On its territory there is a garden and an ancient cemetery.
preserved elements of ancient construction and interior decoration belongs to the Victorian style.
Museum of the Royal house of
has one of Europe's largest collections of prehistoric artifacts and Stonehenge in this museum. Here you can see the coins, tools, household items and skeletons of prehistoric people. A separate section is dedicated to the Roman period, and in it you can see the finds from the Roman fkrm and villas. The art museum's collection of more than 4000 paintings, prints and drawings - images from historical figures to landscapes and images of everyday scenes.
Gate High Street (High Street Gate)
We should also mention the gate through which you get to the Salisbury Cathedral. Their beauty is not difficult to assess, even far away from the art and architecture of the people.
It was built in the late 1600s to the deputy from the county of Salisbury Sir Thomas Mompessona. The architectural appearance is designed in the classical style of the time, the building is faced with stone Hilmark.
Visitors can admire the old utensils and furniture, to visit the library and even a cup of tea in the garden.
City Market is a large open area, where there are many restaurants, pubs and shops.