Peregrine Falcons of Salisbury Cathedral 

Some of the most popular of the Salisbury Cathedral visitors is the Peregrine Falcon. They were absent from the Tower for a long time (possibly due to persecution and the use of pesticides which decimated the UK peregrine population) but returned after a 60 year absence in 2014.

 

The peregrine falcon also known as the peregrine is a widespread bird of prey. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head.  The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph).

 

Keep an eye out for fledgling Peregrine Falcons. We currently have a clutch of eggs at Salisbury Cathedral which are due to hatch by the 13th of May.

 

Their mum now has started incubating the eggs, which is a sign that there are no more to come.

 

It’s miraculous to get to this point, with brazen Jackdaws having their eyes on the eggs since they were laid.

 

You can view the Falcons  progress on this webcam:

 

Peregrine Falcon

Bowed Triathlon

About The swim will take place in the fresh water private lake set in the lower part of Bowood Estate. You will enter the water on the pontoon and start between the marked buoys, and swim around the set course. The exit will be on the pontoon, which leads into a sloping climb towards transition.… Continue Reading

Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational

Presented by Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival in partnership with City Hall, Salisbury. Plus support from Phil Jerrod Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. ‘Irrational’ will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them. Romesh has… Continue Reading

Fisherton Street Festival In Salisbury

Who doesn’t love Fisherton Street? One of the busiest thoroughfares in the city, it’s home to a wide and diverse range of businesses – from the arty, shopping haven that is Fisherton Mill to retro gems at Foxtrot Vintage Clothing, Indian food at Anokaa, interior gifts at No.44 Homeworks and pottery painting at Splash of Colour.… Continue Reading

Sophie Ryder brings exhibition to Salisbury.

There is a monumental treat in store for visitors when internationally renowned British sculptor Sophie Ryder brings her latest exhibition to the Cathedral. Life-sized Minotaurs and Lady Hares will appear on the Cathedral lawn and in the cloisters, the Kiss (a 20ft high arch formed by massive clasped hands) will straddle the North Walk along… Continue Reading

Banff Mountain Film Festival

  Red Film Programme Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.   Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. This year… Continue Reading

Longleat Christmas Festival of Lights

About The Longleat Christmas Lights Festival  is a truly unique spectacle. Hundreds of illuminated designs (some measuring up to 20 metres in height, and 70 metres in length) helped to transform the world-famous Wiltshire estate into a glowing Winter wonderland, on a spectacular scale. Europe’s largest ever display of Chinese lanterns will once again be… Continue Reading

Illuminations at Westonbrit

About The Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt is once again embracing the festive spirit with the much-anticipated return of its magical Enchanted Christmas event. Taking place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from the last weekend of November until the weekend before Christmas, the spectacular illuminated trail through the trees creates a magical experience… Continue Reading

Christmas Market in Salisbury

Come and enjoy some of our timeless pleasures in Wiltshire this Christmas and discover some magical Christmas events for all ages including Christmas markets, carol services, ice skating and much more. Christmas Market Salisbury will be hosting its popular annual Christmas Market, bringing with it some wonderful stalls in the historic setting of the Guildhall Square. Shop for… Continue Reading

Salisbury Cathedral- From Darkness to Light Service

The Advent Procession – From Darkness to Light Service Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November at 7.00pm (doors open 6.00pm, to be seated by 6.40pm),  Sunday 29 November at 5.00pm (doors open 4.00pm, to be seated by 4.40pm)   The Advent Procession during Salisbury Cathedral Christmas is one of the most popular services of the… Continue Reading

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  • 150 Meters to Salisbury Cathedral on foot
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