Cholderton Youth Hostel

Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Salisbury, SP4 0EW, United Kingdom
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Travel from Gatwick Airport to Salisbury

by ColinKnight

What is the cost to travel by bus from Gatwick Airport to Salisbury? (Visiting from Canada).

Re: Travel from Gatwick Airport to Salisbury

by leics

The most appropriate sites to look at an use for train and long-disantance travel in the UK ar: which lists all train times, fares and details. You do not need to book tickets online in advance,although you can get cheaper fares for some trains on some routes by buying tickets up to 6pm the day before travel (from the station online).

Travellin by train takes 2+ hours and involves at least one change. Standard one-way fare is from 32.20GBP (varies according to departure time). gives times and fares for buses from Salisbury to Gatwick. You should book these tickets online via the website. Coaches take at least 4 hours, and many take longer as they involve a stop in London. One-way fare from 25GBP.

I would advise you to pay the (potentially) quite small extra amount and make the journey by train. The time-saving will be worth it, imo.

there are far fewer coaches than there are trains.

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Salisbury Infirmary

by LouiseTopp

The Infirmary was built in 1766 upon the site of two cottages, & integrated by Royal Charter in 1862; the number of in patients was 95 daily, & the out patients let in during 1914 came to 4,285. In 1906 a lift was made & huge improvements made to the operating ward. linked with the Infirmary is a Convalescent Home at Bournemouth. The Victoria Home for Nurses in the grounds of the Infirmary was erected in 1901 for the reception of the Nursing Staff. This is now private housing, but had so I’m told education rooms. The Salisbury Public Medical service is at 49, High Street, Salisbury. The infirmary (now Pembroke House) had a large car park at the front, & a operating room at the top of the building; preferably so you couldn’t hear the screaming! A big cholera epidemic hit the city in the 1800’s & many patients were admitted. There was also a grey lady wandering the building at night, she’s not an intruder but a ghost. When I last wandered the lonely corridors I could imagine the gas light’s which must have once scented the air, I might have passed her thinking she was a member of staff; I will never know. The Clock Tower, in Fisherton Street, near the Infirmary built in 1892, by the Late John Roberts M.D., of this City, in memory of his wife, Arabella, contains an illuminated clock with four dials. At Christmas the council stick lights on which look quite spectacular.

The clock tower is built on what is left of the city goel, a pair of handcuffs are etched on the wall showing it's grim past. There were lot's of burnings here too apparently.

Towering Towers and Scary Stairs

by grandmaR

It was difficult to take pictures inside the cathedral and flash would not have helped because the area was too large to be illuminated in that way. I tried to take a picture of the way that they had dealt with the fact that the spire was tilted due to the original plans not having anticipated having to support such a high structure, but those pictures did not turn out. The tower has internal flying buttresses and even from the ground one can see the columns bending under the weight and see that the tower has tilted.

I do have two interior shots, and this is one of them. It shows the interior decoration and one of the newer stained glass windows.

"Gabrielle Loire from Chartres, France designed the Prisoners of Conscience window in 1980. The candle for Amnesty International and the details on the adopted prisoners of conscience are just below this striking blue glass window in the Trinity Chapel at the east end of the Cathedral."

There is a tour one can take climbing 332 steps by narrow winding spiral staircases to reach to the foot of the spire 225 feet above ground level. I have not taken this tour as I have bad knees and do not do stairs.

I understand that from here you can see up into the spire through the original medieval scaffold, and from the outside you can see over the city and surrounding countryside.

This tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Times vary throughout the year.There is a separate charge for a tower tour (4GBP for Adults, 3GBP for Children & Seniors) This is in addition to the *required voluntary* charge for viewing the cathedral.

The website says: "Children must be at least 4ft (120cm) tall and 5 years old. Each child aged 5-10 must be individually accompanied by a responsible adult... Some of the stone spiral staircases date back to the 13th century and have no hand rails"

Excitment & relaxed air

by LouiseTopp about The Cornmarket Inn

The Cornmarket as this inn is known is in The Market Square in Salisbury at 29-32 Cheesemarket. The Cheesemarket was where all the cheeses used to be sold when the market was on every Tues & Sat; my uncle once told me a story about how all the stray dogs used to lift their legs over the cheeses that were on display on the floor! The Inn was once part of the market House & has had many redevelopments; it has 8 integral rooms with colour TV, hairdryer, trouser press, alarm, express dial telephone & tea & coffee making services. There is only one bar with an upper level which has a grand piano, played occasionally by a man who comes in. Toilets are upstairs through a set of swing doors.

Update: I've heard there's a ghost in the gents toilet. You can get a bowlful of chips here for £1.99, the hot chocolate is nice. Dining is from 12-10pm, you order at the bar & they'll bring it to you.

Beautiful Architecture

by Meadows11

If you are the sort of person who appreciates fantastic man made scenery when combining it with shopping and dining, then don'y hesitate to get down to Salisbury. Salisbury is a beautiful city with very old, but well maintained victorian(I think) buildings. The cathedral is also well worth a look, and the shopping in the area is as good as most other small cities. I don't think I'd want to stay here for too long, but it is well worth a day out.

Military Wardrobe Museum

by Airpunk

I can't say anything about the museum, except that I haven't visited it. Sorry, but military history is surely mot my field of interests... However, I like the building where this museum is in. It is one of many interesting older buildings around the cathedral.

The building dates back to 1254, making it as old as the cathedral which was also its first owner.


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