Changes at St Ann’s House Bed and Breakfast Salisbury

Changes are afoot at St Ann’s House Bed and Breakfast Salisbury, the well-known Bed and Breakfast in the centre of Salisbury. Since the 1st of March 2017, David and Lebo Hardingham have taken over operations at the establishment in St Ann Street, which has been welcoming guests for the last ten years. The site has been used as an Inn since 1810.

David, who has been in Salisbury for 30 years,  is closely associated with local business Dinghams in Salisbury and Winchester.   St Ann’s House Bed and Breakfast Salisbury is a family business in the true sense of the word, with ‘David and his wife Lebo, joined by their 3 daughters Kim, Ting and Lindo
The location of the Georgian property has long been favoured by visitors in the business community who want to stay somewhere central, but enjoy the personal attention of the owners and the convenience of staying in a relaxed, informal environment. David describes it as a priority to engage with local businesses to provide their visiting employees and guests with a personal touch not available from larger hotels in the city.
David and Lebo are keen to encourage their visiting guests to spend more time in the city and visit more than just Stonehenge.  Favourites include the Magna Carta in the Cathedral, Wilton House, Old Sarum, Avebury, Mompesson House and recommend a visit to the excellent Salisbury Museum in the Close, as well as the excellent local restaurants and pubs.
“Salisbury and the area have a lot to offer guests from abroad and we are happy to spend more time with them to extol the virtues of the amazing places of historical interest in the area.”

David and Lebo and their team extend a warm welcome to old and new guests.

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:

Bowood 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. Transition will be located on the finely manicured lawns and under the shadows of Bowood House. Racking will be numbered according to waves. The cycle route will take you into the ‘wilder’ parts of Bowood Estate, looping around the grounds past Bowood Golf Course, Osprey Farm, and including Lord Lansdownes’ private driveway, which is inhabited with game fowl. Once completing the cycle stage, you will head out on a picturesque run around the estate, taking in stunning scenery of Bowood Lake, The Cascade Waterfall and The Doric Temple. On completion of a second lap, the finish line will be near transition.

Distance

750m Swim
21km Cycle (Road)
5km Run

Click here to enter.