The town-centre location of this Wetherspoon hotel has been occupied by an inn since at least the 15th century. We have 33 individual bedrooms. All of our rooms are en suite and include tea- and coffee-making facilities, a hair dryer and TV.FREE Wi-Fi is available in the bar area.
Please be aware that we are a Lloyds No 1 bar so we will be playing music in the pub from Thursday to Saturday nights. Limited quiet rooms are available so please telephone in advance to request one.
Off the A36 Salisbury ring road, follow signs for Salisbury's train station. At the roundabout, take first exit into Bridge Street. The King's Head Inn is 300 metres on your right-hand side.
There is a large central car park, 5 minutes walk from the hotel, offering free parking 6pm-8am.
You can ring us any time for additional details and directions to the car park or to get a post code for your SatNav that will get you there.
You can also stop at the side of our pub to unload your luggage and our reception will be happy to give you directions to the car park from there.
Salisbury train station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The town bus station is a five minute walk from the hotel, with links to Stonehenge.
Salisbury is located in East Wiltshire, surrounded by the beautiful Salisbury Plain. It was officially established in 1220, though people have been settling in this area already much earlier.
The main Salisbury attraction, the Salisbury Cathedral was built around 1075 in what is now Old Sarum, though it was later re-sited to the current location. The cathedral holds one of the best preserved copies of the Magna Carta 1275 as well as probably the oldest working clock in the world. You can also attend a choral evensong at the Cathedral which takes place every day, is free and open to all.
If the weather is nice you could take a walk from Salisbury to Old Sarum via the path along the river and enjoy the amazing views or spend the day bird watching at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Langford Lakes Nature Reserve or even go for a daytrip to Longleat Safari Park.
Salisbury is also situated very close to the ancient Stonehenge, with a history dating back well over 5000 years. You can as well visit Stonehenge's secret sister, Woodhenge - a late Neolithic monument near Larkhill and Amesbury.
Salisbury City Walk
01/04/2013 - 31/10/2013
Every day at 11am
The Salisbury City walk introduces Salisbury’s fascinating history and highlights the main attractions for visitors and residents to enjoy in the historic city centre and Cathedral Close. Hear about how the new cathedral, the medieval city with its unique grid system and water channels which were created by Bishop Poore from 1220. During the tour the guide will explain how the city grew to be one of the wealthiest in the country and will show you the medieval homes of the wool merchants who were responsible for this prosperity.
Walks last approximately 90 minutes.
Salisbury’s Ghost Tour
03/05/2013 - 27/09/2013
Every Friday at 8pm
Salisbury has an amazing collection of ghosts. Join us as we search for Salisbury’s secretive ghosts and listen to spine chilling tales of haunting’s and gruesome happenings from the City’s past. These tours include tales of witches, wizards, ghosts and the violent death of the Duke of Buckingham plus much more…Explore hidden parts of the haunted City and hear of things that go bump in the night!
Salisbury International Arts Festival
24/05/2013 - 08/06/2013
Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival presents a wonderful array of spectacular events. Classical and world music share the limelight with international theatre, dance, film, visual arts, children’s events, free outdoor events and a full literature programme. The Festival draws the best artists from around the world, commissioning and creating work unique to the region.
In 2013, the Festival will celebrate the vibrant arts of Catalunya, through Catalan theatre, film, dance, music, talks and food.
Salisbury Racecourse Meetings 2013
05/05/2013 - Betfred Family Race Day
16/05/2013 - Castlepoint Race Day
23/05/2013 (evening) - Bathwick Tyres Evening
11/06/2013 - Featuring the EBF Margadale Fillies Stakes
16/06/2013 - Fathers Day Racing
26/06/2013 - Ashbrittle Stud Bibury Cup Day
30/06/2013 - Family Race Day
13/07/2013 (evening) - Ladies Evening followed by Navi as Michael Jackson
27/07/2013 (evening) - Evening Racing followed by Coldplace (top tribute to Coldplay)
14/08/2013 - Salisbury Splendour
15/08/2013 - Salisbury Splendour - features Salisbury's big race of the year
30/08/2013 (evening) - Evening racing followed by Battle of the DJs
05/09/2013 - EBF & CGA Race Day
08/09/2013 - Arabian Horse Racing
02/10/2013 - Higos Insurance Services Race Day
14/10/2013 - Bathwick Tyres Reduced Admission Race Day
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