My Big Weekend: Exploring Salisbury

Here at Mulberry Cottages, we have been celebrating our favourite time of the week by finding out what the team's favourite weekends from this year have been. Here is Sarah sharing her favourite weekend, exploring Salisbury. 

"I visited Salisbury for a weekend recently for the first time in many years and had forgotten what a lovely city it is.  We stayed about 5 minutes from the cathedral in the heart of the city and were within an easy walk of most things.  The city has the most lovely parks and gardens that surround the cathedral offering the views of the cathedral across the water meadows that Turner made so famous.  

One such walk starts in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Gardens 5 minutes from the cathedral.  The gardens are beautifully kept with several streams running through them, which have been designed to encourage paddling and when we went many families were basking in the Autumn sunshine and children were playing in the water.  Following the path way you cross the Harnham water meadows, past the mill race in front of The Mill Hotel (lovely place for a spot of lunch or a drink) and on round through the pretty village of Harnham, back into the cathedral close via the southern gate.  

A walk of 40 minutes or so but giving you a real feel of the city as you wander through the SSI water meadows, an enchanting city scape of the much loved gardens and the beautiful setting of the cathedral itself.  We ate out both nights and struggled to choose from the vast array of good quality restaurants,  visited Old Sarum, the roman fort on the outskirts of the city and even had time to browse in the vibrant Saturday market in the City square."

To read more from our team at Mulberry, browse all our big weekend stories.