With a rich and long history, Salisbury was the original site of Sarum, and the area has been inhabited since the Neolithic Era. A hill fort was established in the Iron Age, and was later inhabited by the Romans.
Today, Salisbury is known for its cathedral, as the meeting place of five rivers, for its history, close proximity to Stonehenge, canals and riverfront, downtown area, historic houses, and art scene.
People Born in Salisbury
Salisbury in People's Lives
Natalie Portman: I traveled here in 2012 to film scenes of the movie Thor: The Dark World. We filmed on location at Stonehenge.
Ralph Fiennes: I moved here with my family around 1975, at the age of 13. I attended grammar school here and became interested in painting. In 1980, at the age of 18, I decided to pursue painting at an art college in London.