"Train to Salisbury" United Kingdom Things to Do Tip by Goner

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  Salisbury Cathedral
by Goner

Sunday, September 26th - London, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Cardif

Left at 8:30 a.m. from Waterloo Station (splurged on cab again). After we got out into the country, the train made an unscheduled stop. Someone had vandalized the buffet car. The train started up again and then stopped at Adellestone for an ambulance. Guess they found the vandal.

We were now behind schedule and were afraid we would miss our change of trains at Basingstroke. Got there just in time to make our connection. A train (young and good looking) employee grabbed both our bags and ran them up the flight of stairs to our platform (and strong too).

The neighborhood of Salisbury is rich in antiquities. The famous megalithic remains of Stonehenge are not far. Many prehistoric relics have been brought to the fine Blackmore Museum in the city. But the site most intimately associated with Salisbury is that of Old Sarum, the history of which forms the preface to that of the modern city. This is a desolate place, lying a short distance north of Salisbury, with a huge mound. It's a hollowed out like a crater, its rim surmounted by a rampart so deeply cut away that its inner side rises like a sheer wall of chalk 100 ft. high. It's two miles from Salisbury town, but it makes a nice walk if you're in the mood.

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  • Updated Oct 24, 2003
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