- About Us
- Local Areas
& the surrounding area
Carter & May Estate Agents Salisbury is an award winning and number one estate agency in the area.
We’re based in Salisbury, and our whole team lives in the area – so we know all the best places to buy, sell or rent homes. Here’s a quick guide to our city and some of the wonderful places around it.
Carter & May Estate Agents Salisbury is your trusted estate agent in Salisbury and we will help you open the door to your next move selling or buying, letting or renting!
Meeting the needs of both young and old, and offering excellent cultural attractions and entertainment. The Playhouse, well known for outstanding productions, is joined by a fantastic Arts Centre that offers an exciting choice of workshops and shows. A noted museum, set within the stunning Cathedral Close, charts Salisbury through the ages and provides many new exhibitions to enjoy.
The cathedral is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Britain and home to the best-preserved original manuscript of the Magna Carta. It also displays the oldest working clock. The impressive spire rises above the renowned Close, the largest of its kind in Britain, extending to about 80 acres and including some of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the city.
Overlooked by the imposing Guildhall, the beautiful market square is a hive of activity, with a twice-weekly farmers’ market and many festivals and fairs throughout the year. You can find a great choice of inns and eateries throughout the city, while independent shops make sure the centre keeps its ‘market town’ uniqueness.
Education scores highly in the area. There are two outstanding grammar schools – Bishop Wordsworth for boys and South Wilts Grammar for girls – as well as high-achieving secondary schools and a considerable number of independent schools, both day and boarding.
Although Salisbury is a vibrant and busy centre, it has many green spaces. Its parks include the lovely Elizabeth Gardens, with views across the water meadows to the cathedral, famously painted by John Constable in 1831. Set at the confluence of five rivers – the Avon, Nadder, Ebble , Wylye and Bourne – the city is surrounded by some of the most beautiful valleys and countryside in the area, renowned for fine sports, riding and fishing.
Connections are excellent, with the A303 within easy motoring distance for routes to London via the M3 and to the West Country. Rail links are good, taking you to Waterloo in around 90 minutes. Plus, the airports at Southampton and Bournemouth make it easy to travel further afield.