Rainy Day guide for Salisbury

Ah yes, the British summertime famed for its consistent warm days and unrelenting sunshine. Alas, though we experience much more sunshine over the summer months, we do experience common outbreaks of rain. At Brades Acre, we’ve collected a range of activities and places to visit in the nearby city of Salisbury for those days when the rain is unrelenting. All of these attractions and activities are design to keep you dry on the wettest of days.

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is probably Salisbury’s most famous attraction. With the tallest spire in Britain, the 13th-century structure is a masterwork of Gothic design. Inside you’ll be safe from the rain and able to enjoy it’s history with guided tours offering a behind-the-scenes look at the cathedral.

Salisbury Cathedral also houses one of the original Magna Carta documents. The Magna Carter is known for being a cornerstone in law-making and individual rights across the world. To find more information about what you can see and do and Salisbury Cathedral and to book tickets, visit SalisburyCathedral.org.uk

Salisbury Museum

Salisbury Museum is based in the King’s House, a grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral. Salisbury Museum holds thousands of objects these include prehistoric material from south Wiltshire, including Stonehenge; the Pitt Rivers’ Wessex collection; and a fine medieval collection including finds from Old Sarum, Clarendon Palace.

There are also collections of art, pottery & porcelain, fashion through time, and the social history of Salisbury. The museum has plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy on a rainy day. To find out more about entry fees, accessibility, and how to get there, visit SalisburyMuseum.org.uk.

Live Escape Salisbury - Escape Rooms

Fancy a challenge? Head over to the Cross Keys’ Plume of Feather’s Inn to experience pirate themed immersive tasks as you work with friends, family or colleagues to escape different rooms. In The Brig you’ll be shackled in chains and must work together to find your keys to free yourselves from the floating prison. 

At the Captain’s table you can play Pieces of Eight where you and your team will work through a series of puzzles to open three treasure chests and loot the treasure. For more information about the experience and where to book tickets visit live-escape.co.uk  

Salisbury Shopping

Salisbury has a thriving shopping quarter with a plethora of stores. It has three main centres: the Old George Mall, Cross Keys Shopping Centre and Market Walk. Old George Mall is made up of 40 retail units making it the perfect destination to relax or for busy shoppers looking for a great retail stores, and place to eat.

The Cross Keys Shopping Centre has the distinction of being the only fully covered shopping centre in Salisbury. So, you’ll stay dry on a rainy day whilst enjoying some retail therapy. For a more traditional shopping experience, you may want to visit Market Walk. Here you’ll find a selection of traditional high street shops.

Visiting Salisbury?

Contact us! Thinking of heading to Wiltshire for the Solstice? Contact Brades Acre in the village of Tilshead, Wiltshire, to book your spot for a sunny break on Salisbury Plain!

We offer spaces for tents, trailer tents, caravans and camper vans. Find our full list of prices here. 

We are only a stone’s throw away from Stonehenge and provide amazing modern facilities to cater to all of your and your party’s needs such as include Wi-Fi, toilet block, Crockery washing up facilities, chemical disposal and BBQ firepits. Book today!

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