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Visit to Salisbury

Monday, 26 September 2016

Another outing on the train, this time to Salisbury. The weather was not the best with rain constantly threatening. The city is quite compact and it doesn't take long to find the most significant attraction. The cathedral is a massive pile. Despite the extensive grounds it was almost impossible to capture the whole structure in the view-finder.

The interior is as impressive as the outside. The spaces are enormous, the detail of the craftsmanship incredible and the stained glass brilliant. Many memorials and tombs of ancient noblemen, bishops and the most famous is probably Sir Edward Heath. Staggering to learn that it was built between 1220 and 1320.

Spent another hour wandering the narrow streets dodging the rain as much as possible. There were so many built in the Tudor style with hardly a straight line anywhere. We found an authentic British pub, the "Haunch of Venison" where we indulged in a pulled venison burger. The rain didn't let up so we decided to head for the railway station. The train was clean, punctual and not crowded.

Walked back to the hotel and settled in to watch TV for an hour or two. Only just over 11,500 on the FitBit step counter today.

Managed to squeeze the cathedral into a frame, view it by following this link to the image for Today

Wishing you good health and safe travel.

Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 10:07 Archived in United Kingdom

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