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Salisbury (various pronunciations, but locally /ˈsɔːzbri/, SAWZ-bree) is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. It is the third-largest settlement in the county, after Swindon and Chippenham, with a population of 40,302, unusually declining from 45,000 at the 2006 census. The city is located in the southeast of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain. Its cathedral was formerly located to the north at Old Sarum; following its relocation, a settlement grew up around it, drawing residents from Old Sarum and Wilton. The new town received its city charter in 1227 under the name New Sarum, which continued to be its official name until 2009, when the Salisbury City Council was established. It sits at the confluence of five rivers: the Nadder, Ebble, Wylye, and Bourne are tributary to the Hampshire Avon, which flows to the south coast and into the sea at Christchurch in Dorset. Salisbury railway station serves the city and is a regional interchange, at the crossing point between the West of England Main Line and the Wessex Main Line. Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Salisbury and greatly aids the local economy. The city itself, Old Sarum, the present cathedral and the ruins of the former one also attract visitors.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Salisbury, United Kingdom. Explore Salisbury travel guide before you plan your trip here. After your splendid visit to Salisbury, you can proceed to an important near-by city of London. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit London for its bountiful attractions like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London on your trip to Salisbury. Also, to reach Salisbury, you'll have to take a flight to London; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Salisbury, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Salisbury*

  • Pollution Statistics in Salisbury

    Know the pollution level of Salisbury before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 34.09 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 34.38 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10 (Very Low)
  • Salisbury: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Salisbury for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Salisbury.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.34 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.34 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.62 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.7 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.76 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.93 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.07 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.66 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.59 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.97 (Moderate)
  • Living in Salisbury - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Salisbury is 197.29 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.59 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.53 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 39.47 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.44 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.01 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.78 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Salisbury

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Salisbury

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.44 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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