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Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, with a population of 40,302, at the confluence of the rivers AvonNadderEbbleWylye and Bourne. The city is approximately 20 miles (32 km) from Southampton and 30 miles (48 km) from Bath.

Salisbury is in the southeast of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury PlainSalisbury Cathedral was formerly north of the city at Old Sarum. Following the cathedral’s relocation, a settlement grew up around it which received a city charter in 1227 as New Sarum, which continued to be its official name until 2009, when Salisbury City Council was established. Salisbury railway station is an interchange between the West of England Main Line and the Wessex Main Line.

The name Salisbury, which is first recorded around the year 900 as Searoburg (dative Searobyrig), is a partial translation of the Roman Celtic name Sorbiodūnum. The Brittonic suffix -dūnon, meaning “fortress” (in reference to the fort that stood at Old Sarum), was replaced by its Old English equivalent -burg.

The first part of the name is of obscure origin. The form “Sarum” is a Latinization of Sar, a medieval abbreviation for Middle English Sarisberie.

The two names for the city, Salisbury and Sarum, are humorously alluded to in a 1928 limerick from Punch:

Salisbury appeared in the Welsh Chronicle of the Britons as Caer-Caradog, Caer-Gradawc and Caer-Wallawg, Cair-Caratauc, one of the 28 British cities listed in the History of the Britons, has also been identified with Salisbury.


Salisbury lies in a valley. The geology of the area, as with much of South Wiltshire and Hampshire, is largely chalk. The rivers which flow through the city have been redirected, and along with landscaping, have been used to feed into public gardens. They are popular in the summer, particularly in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, as the water there is shallow and slow-flowing enough to enter safely.

Close to Queen Elizabeth Gardens are water-meadows, where the water is controlled by weirs. Because of the low-lying land, the rivers are prone to flooding, particularly during the winter months. The Town Path, a walkway that links Harnham with the rest of the city, is at times impassable.

Salisbury is approximately halfway between Exeter and London being 80 miles (128 km) east-northeast of Exeter, 78 miles (126 km) west-southwest of London and also 34 miles (55 km) south of Swindon, 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Southampton and 32 miles (51 km) southeast of Bath.

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