Our stay in…Salisbury (+Swanage and Stonehenge)

We’ve been very lucky with our AirBnB bookings so far. We always seem to stay in places that we’d like to live in. Nothing flash, nothing too fancy, just a decent home in a nice area. This time we booked a family home in Salisbury.

My first time to the historic city, it’s got something for everyone. With the lighter evenings and warmer weather we found plenty to do as we wandered around the city centre, oohing and aahing at the quaint and quintessentially English shops nestled amid the usual High Street staples.

We found a playground on the river- played, practised cartwheels (not me, obviously!) and ate decent ice cream from the ice cream van.

Salisbury Cathedral is super impressive, we spent some time on the grass outside in the evening sunshine, making daisy chains and listening to the organist inside practising ahead of Easter Sunday. Around the Cathedral is an array of beautifully picturesque cottages- take your camera for some lovely pictures.

We like to stay in places that are handy for visiting other places of interest. On the way to central Salisbury we dropped into Stonehenge (more about Stonehenge and how to visit for free here) and on the Sunday we drove to Swanage (took just over an hour) and spent a glorious day on the beach!

On the way back to London we stopped off in the New Forest for lunch and to spot the ponies. Having never seen a wild New Forest pony on previous visits, I had low expectations. This time we saw loads! They are clearly used to human attention and were happy to be petted- and follow us home!

All in all, it was a super break. Last minute, short notice, spontaneous but we squeezed city, country and coast into our Easter weekend.

Next stop…who knows! X

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