Salisbury: snapshots from the city

 At the weekend, Shaun and I decided to go to the train station and pick a destination at random and go on a Saturday adventure. Salisbury was the first place which came up. It was only an hour away from us, the weather was sunny, so it sounded like the perfect day out.

Before we knew it, we had arrived in the city and found ourselves outside Salisbury Cathedral.

A few obligatory photographs outside the cathedral.

The River Avon flows right through the city and looked so pretty in the February colours.

This is Salisbury’s Love-Lock Bridge. Not as romantic as Paris, but still sweet.

It wasn’t long before we were thinking about lunch (as usual, hehe). We picked Wildwood just outside the market as the menu sounded delicious.

I was feeling in a vegetarian mood so I went for: Grilled mushroom & halloumi burger with pesto mayonnaise. As always, I upgraded to sweet potato fries. Amazing!

After lunch, we took a stroll around Salisbury outdoor market, this place sells everything: fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, cheeses, eggs, vacuum cleaners, carpets, clothes, shoes, jewellery, kitchenware, wooden furniture, like everything. It’s open every Tuesday and Saturday and worth a visit if you are in the area.

I always love the colours and aromas in a busy vibrant market.

Who doesn’t like a little bit of homemade fudge? Roly’s Fudge originally came from Devon 30 years ago and is made from all natural ingredients. You can buy everything from Vanilla Clotted Cream, Chocolate or Rum ‘n’ Raisin to more traditional flavours. There is something for everyone here.

After we had looked around the city, we fancied a quieter walk along the river enjoying the scenery.

The cathedral was never far away – at least we knew how to find our way back to the station again.

Peaceful surroundings just outside of the city.

Salisbury has a good mix of everything – vibrant colourful markets, cultural Cathedrals and peaceful river walks. We will definitely be coming back here again sometime. especially as it’s just a short train ride from home. Have you been to Salisbury? Do you prefer the busier city life or quieter countryside?

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  1. February 21, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Lovely photos, it’s a great city. Haven’t been for ages but often drive through it. WInchester is a great choice too, we are so lucky both easy to get to from our area.


    • February 22, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Aw thanks so much Emily! 💖 I love Winchester too, it’s only about 10 minutes away on the train from me. I really should visit more often, it’s a lovely place 😘 xx

  2. February 21, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Awh this looks like a lovely day out. I’ve never visited before but I would love to, it looks so pretty and the cathedral is amazing! The olives in the market look delicious, I’m a huge Olive fan! Thanks for sharing your snaps Bexa, look forward to seeing some in your Etsy shop 😉 xx

    Rebecca |

    • February 22, 2018 / 7:27 am

      Aw thanks so much Rebecca! 💖 It is a really nice place to visit, we definitely want to go back again ☺️. I love olives too, especially the black ones! 😍 xx

  3. February 21, 2018 / 9:13 am

    I just LOVE the idea of walking into a train station and picking a destination at random – and you ended up in such a lovely place! always wanted to do that – the closes I came was stopping in random places whie doing a road trip at the US (OK I admit many of the places we randomly stopped at were shopping outlets)
    I like how in many of the big cities there is a love bridge now, it’s such a sweet concept. I have seen 3 so far in different places. Your pictures are lovely.

    • February 22, 2018 / 7:32 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Madi 💖. It was such a fun thing to do, I’m glad we found a nice place ☺️. Those love bridges are really sweet, I’ve seen them in a few places on holiday but not very often in the UK. It’s such a cute idea 😍. Wow, a US road trip sounds amazing, there is nothing wrong with a bit of shopping either he he 😄😍 xx

  4. February 21, 2018 / 10:41 am

    These photos are lovely and it looks like you both had a great day out! I haven’t been to Salisbury, and I’d love to have a day out at the weekend. A walk by the river seems the perfect place to unwind and relax from the week.
    Ellie | xx

    • February 22, 2018 / 7:51 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Ellie! 💖 Salisbury is such a lovely place and the river walk was so peaceful ☺️. I’d definitely recommend if you get the opportunity 😘 xx

  5. Shaun
    February 21, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Great photos Bexa 😘. Salisbury is a lovely place and it was so peaceful and relaxing by the river 😄. Salisbury’s Love-Lock Bridge is a sweet idea too 💕. We will have to go back sometime ☺️. A brilliant post Bexa 😄😍❤️😘 xxxx

    • February 22, 2018 / 7:33 am

      Thanks so much Shaun 💖. It was such a lovely day and I really enjoyed the river walk too! Defo have to go back in the summer ☺️😍😘 xxxx

    • February 22, 2018 / 7:42 am

      Aw thanks Emily! You are very sweet! I really appreciate your lovely comments 💕☺️ xx

  6. February 22, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    I live Salisbury, it was where my mum was born and grew up and I have family there. Such a beautiful place, with such beautiful architecture which you show in your photographs! Plus those sweet potato fries look yummy! I love the idea about going and randomly picking a destination. Lovely post babe. Love reading your posts!

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Aw thanks so much Lauren! 💖 I loved Salisbury, it’s such a nice place! That’s so cool you have family there. I’d definitely visit again, gotta do back for the delicious sweet potato fries he he 😍 xx

  7. Chloe
    February 22, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Hi, Salisbury is a great place to visit with lots to see and do, your photos capture the lovely countryside feel and beautiful architecture. Oh and I so want this fries.

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:40 am

      Thank you so much Chloe! 💖 I would definitely recommend Salisbury and those sweet potato fries too! 😍 xx

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:41 am

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment! 💖 It’s a lovely city to visit if you get the opportunity 😘 xx

  8. February 22, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    I definetly prefer quieter towns in the countryside to cities! I’ve never even heard of Salisbury before this post 🙈 but it looks gorgeous and the story behind why you went is so fun 😊
    Amy xx

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:42 am

      Aw thanks so much Amy! 💕 I’m the same, I much prefer quieter places to busy crowded ones. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  9. February 22, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Omg your photos are stunning!! Looks like you had a good time! xox

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:42 am

      Aw thanks so much Emma! It was a great day! ☺️💕 xx

  10. February 22, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    Okay three things
    1. I love the spontaneity of this trip
    2. Your photos are incredible. It looks stunning.
    3. Please send me some of those sweet potato fries 😍
    Great post Bexa!


    • February 23, 2018 / 6:44 am

      Aww thanks so much for your lovely comment Sophie! 💖 He he, gotta love sweet potato fries and spontaneous trips are always the best ones 😘 xx

  11. February 22, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Love love the photos from your trip lovely! Salisbury is such a great place to explore, my aunt loved this place so much! I’m not suprised you loved it.

    I have to visit Salisbury someday. Thank you for this post, Im always searching for something to visit and love.

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:48 am

      Thanks so much Caroline! 💖 It’s such a lovely city, I would definitely recommend if you get the opportunity to visit ☺️. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  12. Cally
    February 22, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    This is such a lovely idea Bexa! 💕 I would love the thought of choosing somewhere random to go! I’m definitely going to try this out with my partner as well! I loved all your photos and your lunch looks so delicious! 😍 I always love reading your posts!
    Love, Cally x

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:51 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Cally! 💖 It’s such a fun way to have a day out if you dunno where to go ☺️. I’m glad you enjoy my posts, that’s so sweet of you to say 😘 xx

  13. February 22, 2018 / 5:48 pm

    I have been to Salisbury before, I think, but as it was quite a while ago, I don’t remember too much about that trip. I 100% want to go back now, though!

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:52 am

      Thanks so much Saar! 💖 It’s such a nice place, I’d definitely recommend a revisit if you get the chance 😘 xx

  14. February 22, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Salisbury is so near to me and yet I have never been! It looks so pretty and idyllic, love a good river too, thanks for the recommendation!

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:53 am

      Thank you for the lovely comment Charlotte 💖 Its such a nice place! I would definitely recommend if you get the opportunity 😘 xx

  15. February 22, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    Looks so beautiful there, brilliant post Bexa! Love your photos and sounds like you had a great time. We have a Roly’s Fudge in Brighton, it’s strange seeing how they market themselves differently in different cities (weird thought, sorry haha) x

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:56 am

      Aw thanks so much for the lovely comment Alys! 💖 He he, I’m always attracted to the fudge shops! I’ll have to check out the Brighton one when I next visit 😍 xx

  16. Hebah
    February 22, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    I like a little bit of both the countryside and the city, depending on my mood! Salisbury sounds lovely… and that burger sounds absolutely HEAVENLY!!

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:57 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Hebah! 💖 Oh yes, the burger was amazing! I want to go back and eat it again 😍 xx

  17. February 22, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    Wow Bexa! I would never have the guts to choose a random destination on the spot! I’ve never heard of Salisbury and the images you have captured are breath taking x I wonder how beautiful this places looks in summer. Also did you put a lock on the bridge Too?!

    • February 23, 2018 / 7:01 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Alina! 💖 It was such a fun day out! We didn’t put a lock on, but will definitely remember to bring one when we go back! It’s such a sweet idea 😍 xx

  18. Lena Dee
    February 22, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Awwww 😍😍😍 This is SO cute! I think it’s absolutely delightful to have someone who’s will to be spontaneous with you. That’s cool that you guys chose a random spot and just winged it, those are the best adventures ever! Salisbury looks so peaceful and beautiful. I’ve actually heard of their little lock love bridge. I think your phots are stunning as always and I really love those boots! 😍 Lol PS please send me some food from your next adventure tehe.

    xx Lena |

    • February 23, 2018 / 7:06 am

      Thanks so much Lena! 💖 It was such a fun & spontaneous day out! Those days are always the best ones. The love lock bridge was so cute! He he, I’ll definitely remember to bring you some tasty food next time! 😋😍 xx

  19. February 22, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    As always stunnning photographs ❤️ Have never been visited but you make Sailsbury look like a fabulous vibrant place to visit. Your halloumi and mushroom burger looked mouth-wateringly delicious 😊

    Melanie |

    • February 23, 2018 / 7:07 am

      Aw thanks so much Melanie! 💖 Oh yesss, the burger was absolutely delicious! 😍 I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  20. Caroline Venables
    February 22, 2018 / 8:39 pm


    Your photos are so good. I love travelling and it looks like you had a great time. I went to Oxford last year and that was lovely.

    • February 23, 2018 / 7:08 am

      Aw thanks so much Caroline! 💖 Oxford sounds like a lovely place to visit, definitely one to add to the list! 😘 xx

  21. Sophie
    February 22, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Randomly picking a destination is such a fun idea! I definitely need to do more things like this! Looks like you had a great time. I have a Wildwood near me and love it!- x

    • February 23, 2018 / 7:10 am

      Thanks so much Sophie! 💖 It was definitely a fun thing to do! Wildwood does such tasty burgers! 😍 xx

  22. February 23, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    I love Salisbury, we haven’t been for a while but we used to take Flora to feed the ducks when she was really small (and chase them, oops!). I’d forgotten how beautiful the cathedral is too – your photos are wonderful. And I love the idea of picking a random destination, that’s so cool, we’ll have to try that on our next free weekend. Fab post! x

    Lisa |

    • February 24, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Thanks so much Lisa! 💖 It’s such a pretty place, we saw the ducks too ☺️. Going to a random destination is definitely a fun thing to do when you have a free weekend 😘 xx

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