Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Holidays in England - Salisbury

I want to invite you too a trip through south-west England!

Welcome to Salisbury!

The city is located in the south-east of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain.
In 1219 Richard Poore, the then Bishop of Sarum, decided to establish a new town and cathedral on an estate in his possession in the valley, on the banks of the River Avon.
The town was laid out in a grid pattern, and work started in 1220, with the cathedral commencing the following year. The town developed rapidly, and by the 14th century was the foremost town in Wiltshire. The city wall surrounds the Close and was built in the 14th century.
There are five gates in the wall; four are original, known as the High Street Gate, St Ann's Gate, the Queen's Gate, and St Nicholas's Gate. A fifth was created in the 19th century to allow access to Bishop Wordsworth's School located inside the Cathedral Close.(via)

1 comment:

  1. Das sieht nach einer sehr hübschen Stadt aus! Ich möchte so gerne auch Mal nach England! =)