Welcome on our tour to Salisbury, New Forest and Southampton
We will be travelling into the New Forest National Park first, followed by a short journey to Salisbury for the main walking tour which includes visiting the impressive Cathedral. Free time will follow the walking tour and give you time for lunch and any activities you wish. Mid-afternoon we will travel a short journey to Southampton and have about 2 hours here before heading home.
Return home for Bournemouth students is by 7pm and for Oxford students about 8pm
The City of Salisbury is dominated by its 800-year-old cathedral; its tall spire can be seen for many miles and is the tallest in England. The cathedral is also home to one of the original copies of the ‘Magna Carta’ and to the oldest working clock in the world. There is no charge for entering the cathedral as individuals.
The cathedral precinct contains many historic buildings including the house used as a royal court by King Charles II when the plague ravished London, you will also see the building where the composer Handel composed many of his works. Near the cathedral you will find the Salisbury Museum, the museum’s collections span the history and archaeology of Salisbury and south Wiltshire, from prehistoric times to the present day. The Museum is designated by the Arts Council as having archaeology collections of outstanding national importance. Entrance is about £5.
In the city centre you will find the Market Square where a market has been held every Saturday since the 13th century. Around the edge of the market are many cafes and pubs for food and refreshment, including the historic (and haunted) Haunch of Venison pub.
A busy port and city on the south coast of England. Gateway to the world for many going on cruises across the oceans including the famous Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in 1912.
We will be stopping in Southampton near the city centre and you will have the option to explore the city and its attractions such as the SeaCity Museum about the RMS Titanic and much more (extra charge) or the City Art Gallery (free entry).
The New Forest National Park
Britain’s most recently created National Park (status given in 2005) lies within the county of Hampshire, on the south coast of England between Bournemouth and Southampton.
The rare blend of open heathlands and ancient woodlands makes the New Forest a unique and very special place indeed, which has changed little over the centuries. Ponies are still roaming free in the New Forest and make a charming picture opportunity.
What's Included In Tour Price
Free time for sights, shops & museums
Walking tour in Salisbury, see the New Forest National Park and visit the city of Southampton
Optionals extras are also available, but they are not included in the tour price.
Salisbury Museum (Student tickets from £5.00 approx)
SeaCity “Titanic” Museum (student tickets £6 adults £8)
Southampton City Art Gallery (free entry)