Salisbury – Gateway to the West
Salisbury is a highly diversified city in terms of geographies and landscapes. From sunny beaches to quiet plains, from farms to marshlands, it has various types of open spaces. It is a perfect holiday destination for a families, couples and groups. The city is well connected to the major cities of the UK via trains, flights and buses. However, the best way to reach out to Salisbury is on trains.
Getting to Salisbury – Through Trains and Buses
Salisbury –nicknamed as the ‘Gateway to the West’ in Victorian age – serves at a crucial junction, remaining on the routes of trains between London Waterloo and Exeter, and between Cardiff and the south coast. Popular trains to Salisbury run on the following routes –
There are direct trains operated by South West Trains; travel time from the London Waterloo station is just about 90 minutes. The operator also renders direct services from Exeter, Tisbury, Basingstoke and Andover. If you are travelling from places like Cardiff, Bath, Southampton, Bristol and Portsmouth, then you can book for trains operated by First Great Western.
You can book cheap train tickets to Salisbury from any of the operators mentioned above, if you book for your travel well in advance. The tickets are available for lower tariffs 6-8 weeks before the date of departure; as the departure date keeps approaching, the tickets keep getting costlier. Also, you can purchase railcards or books for non-direct or slower train tickets. Needless to say, your great amount of savings will help you explore the city in a more generous way.
There are also buses to Salisbury that ply regularly. UK’s reliable National Express coach serves coaches and buses to the city from London, Heathrow airport, Gatwick airport, Bath, Bristol and the Midlands. Local bus services are offered by Salisbury Reds; local travel is a breeze on buses in Salisbury.
Your Salisbury travel would entail some of the world famous sites like Stonehenge along with its spectacular cathedral, five rivers, great markets and historic museums and galleries. To know more about things to do in Salisbury, you can visit the official government’s platform - www.salisburyma.gov.