Local Area

Places to visit during your stay at St. Ann’s House

St Ann’s guest house is in the perfect location for taking in some of the surrounding sites and attractions available to guests. Whether you want to take in some of the history of the city by visiting Salisbury Cathedral, Old Sarum and Stonehenge, view the wildlife on show in the New Forest or Longleat Safari Park or take a trip to Stourhead Gardens for a lovely walk around the fantastic lake there is something to suit everyone.

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is a truly wonderful historic building situated in the centre of Salisbury and is visited by over 500,000 people every year. A view of the Cathedral can be seen from the bed and breakfast with it being only a few minutes’ walk away. The Cathedral and grounds act as an impressive stage for some major events, concerts and exhibitions as well as offering a place for prayer and reflection.


The World Heritage site of Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located on the outskirts of Salisbury amongst the beautiful countryside. The ancient and mysterious Stonehenge is said to have been rebuilt several times but what is there today is the remains of a ring of standing stones.

Old Sarum

Old Sarum is a wonderful place to visit and get away from the crowds. The site is surrounded by green landscape and wildlife such as Rabbits, sheep and cows. Old Sarum was the original Salisbury, 2 miles north of where the city stands today, and the Iron Age hill fort was where the first cathedral once stood.

New Forest

There is something for all the family in The New Forest, whether you’re looking to take a relaxing stroll or cycle through the forest or just enjoy the wonderfully picturesque surroundings and wildlife. The New Forest includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily-populated South East of England.

Wilton House

Wilton House and gardens have been open to the public since 1951 and are situated in Wilton, just a short drive from St Ann’s House in Salisbury. The English country house is home to the current Earl of Pembroke, William Herbert and his family. Although the house is open for public viewing, the Earl of Pembroke and his family occupy around a third of the house privately.

Longleat House & Safari Park

Longleat House and Safari Park is a great place to visit. Not only is Longleat House one of the most wonderful Tudor stately homes in the UK, it is also home to the first drive through Safari Park outside of Africa, which has been operating since 1966.

Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead is a 1,072-hectare estate at the source of the River Stour near Mere, Wiltshire, England and offers the perfect day out for everyone. You can visit Stourhead House, a magnificent Palladian mansion as well as exploring the landscaped garden which offers fantastic lakeside walks.

Salisbury Races

Salisbury Racecourse is a flat racecourse which means there are no fences involved. There are a mix of races types that take place at the racecourse, approximately fifteen meetings per year, with the majority being handicaps and maidens. Race meetings in Salisbury usually happen between early May and mid October.

Places to eat in Salisbury

Being located in the city centre of Salisbury means that our guests have access to a range of places to eat and drink during their stay with us, most of which are within walking distance of St Ann’s House.

We have compiled a short list of just a few of the pubs and restaurants in the area that serve good food, and with such a wide variety on offer there is sure to be somewhere to suit everyone’s taste buds.

Rai D'or

Local ales and authentic Thai food in an historic Salisbury pub dating from 1292.

*10 % discount off food only for St Anns guests on production of your room key.

The Chapter House

Cosy pub/grill house offering a selection of steaks, roasts, fish dishes and more.

*10 % discount off food only for St Anns guests on production of your room key.

Cafe Diwali

Indian born chefs Rasheed & Bartkath are bringing a new dining experience launching their exciting menu of Indian Street Food & Craft Beer.

Charter 1227 Restaurant

Exquisite dishes prepared by Head Chef/Proprietor Danny Boric.

Anokaa Indian Restaurant

Anokaa brings a unique culinary extravaganza, an Asian twist quite like no other. Anokaa offers a unique dining experience to impress and to be impressed.

Bill's Restaurant

Serving a great range of food all day from sharing boards through to main courses and desserts.

The Cote Brasserie

A modern take on authentic French classics, freshly prepared to a very high standard.

Koh Thai

Koh Thai has an infectious blend of European indulgence and authentic Thai tastes.