cosy vibes in Salisbury

Hi lovelies! You may have noticed that Dave and I are partial to a little day trip here and there. It’s a great way to explore new cities and find favourite places to return to. There are so many lovely towns around where we live in the South of England, so I wanted to share another one with you today. Salisbury is a medieval  city, just on the outskirts of Wiltshire and not too far from the New Forest. It’s a city that we always knew about, but never really appreciated until we visited recently before Christmas and again just last week. Filled with cobbled streets, ye olde buildings and lots of pubs, Salisbury is like a bigger Winchester. It also has a beautiful market square, quite similar to the ones peppered around European cities, giving it a really modern vibe. This time, we decided to take a bus from Bournemouth so that we could have a few drinks in the evening. It was much cheaper than getting the train, and although it took an hour and a half, we didn’t mind too much as we had some pretty views of the countryside and the little towns that the bus went through. Upon arriving, we walked around a little, taking in the scenery and just exploring the places that we didn’t get to see much of last time we came here.

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Before we knew it, we were starving and ready for some lunch. We decided to try the Giggling Squid, just on the side of the market square. Thai food is a love that Dave and I both share so we were excited to try a new restaurant with our favourite cuisine. Inside, it was really modern and cosy, and the lunch menu had lots of options, including the usuals like red and green curries, spring rolls, soup and Pad Thai noodles. My green vegetable curry was really lovely but a little too salty and greasy for my taste. Dave had the spicy Tom Yum noodle soup and, again, he found it had too much salt. It was a little disappointing but our favourite Thai restaurant back home sets the bar really high. After our lunch, we were sleepy and full, so a stroll to the cathedral to walk off the calories was in order. We didn’t actually go inside this time as it was getting a little late, but the cathedral is really beautiful inside and holds the Magna Carter so it’s definitely worth visiting.

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To finish off our day of exploring in the cold, we popped into a few of the quaint pubs in the market square to warm up with some wintery drinks. Our favourite was the Market Inn with its cosy, hyggelig vibe and well-priced drinks. Another great pub we came across earlier in the day was the Old Ale and Coffee House not too far from the cathedral, where Dave tried one of the craft beers on tap and I had the last of their mulled wine (sob). Salisbury is full of these ye olde pubs so there is somewhere for everyone!

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Sadly, we couldn’t stay out for too long as we had an hour and a half ahead of us on the bus home! We’re excited to make this our new Winchester and spend more time in a different setting, even if it is a little further away. Have you been to Salisbury before? I’d love to hear if you take any day trips near your hometown, and whether you enjoy reading about mine!

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37 Comments

  1. January 12, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    I think Andrew and I need to be best friends with you and Dave, you guys have the cutest little adventures anddd we love thai food too 😉 I gotta know, how do you guys make time to go to so many different places! That little town square in Winchester is so cute; I swear England has some of the best architecture! It looks unbelievable there. I actually live like 20 min from a city called Winchester too- nothing like yours but a ton of shopping and beautiful houses lol

    xo, JJ

    • milenkamillie
      January 13, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Aww I really think the four of us would get on! You and Andrew have lovely weekends together as well and you’re so lucky to have your own place ☺️ Thai food is just the best isn’t it. Well, we are both not working at the moment haha so we have a lot of free time 😅 If I’m honest, I never really appreciated England that much until we started exploring these little towns. To us, the UK was always really different to how other countries view it! But it’s quite nice to be able to appreciate the beauty of our own country now ☺️ Ahhhh no way! England and the US have so many of the same city names! I bet the houses are incredible. I loveeeee that typical American style of homes – so cosy and huuuuuuge! Thank you for reading and for your lovely comment as always Jenny 💛 xxx

  2. January 12, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Such a cute and fun adventure idea to go on. The town, like many others in the South of England, looks really beautiful! Great photos:)
    my blog ♡

    • milenkamillie
      January 13, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Thank you so much! Have you been to lots of towns around the South? ☺️ xx

      • January 13, 2017 / 6:26 pm

        Nope not really. I have only been on a road trip down the seaside of south of england – so I visited places like Plymouth and Cornwall:)

        • milenkamillie
          January 13, 2017 / 10:38 pm

          That sounds so lovely! Cornwall is just beautiful! 😊

  3. January 12, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Seemed like an lovely adventure!! Your pictures are gorgeous and the quality is amazing ohmygod, what camera are you using? x

    • milenkamillie
      January 13, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Thank you so much! That’s really lovely of you! 💕 I use a Sony a5000 ☺️ xx

  4. January 12, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Love how much you adventure and explore around!
    I really like medieval towns, anything “oldy worldy” really.
    Salisbury looks like a nice place to visit. I live up in the North and really need to get myself round a bit more!

    • milenkamillie
      January 13, 2017 / 11:34 am

      I love it too haha! Towns with history like that are lovely aren’t they! The North is beautiful as well – Durham is one of my favourite cities in the UK! I haven’t really explored the rest of the North, though, but it’s definitely something I would like to do. If you have any recommendations for places in the North I’d love to hear them! And I can come up with a little list of places in the South for you as well! xx

      • January 13, 2017 / 6:48 pm

        The Lake District is beautiful, Windemere in particular!

        • milenkamillie
          January 13, 2017 / 10:37 pm

          Definitely somewhere I’d love to go! Isle of Wight and sandbanks are lovely down here in the south!

          • January 14, 2017 / 2:55 pm

            I went to the Isle of Wight a few years ago with a family and I played Nanny Jo. I would LOVE to go back there again though

          • milenkamillie
            January 16, 2017 / 12:29 am

            Aww it must have been lovely!

  5. January 12, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    This sounds right up my street. Reminds me a little bit of Canterbury, have you ever been? I will definitely add Salisbury to the list of places to visit. I really need to see more of the UK.

    • milenkamillie
      January 13, 2017 / 11:35 am

      Oooooh I haven’t been to Canterbury before but I just know it’s somewhere I would love! Thank you for the suggestion! Aww I definitely recommend it – there’s so much to do! xx

  6. January 13, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Love this post! Such gorgeous photos! I’m heading over to England on study abroad next week and I’m super excited to go travelling and to visit beautiful places like Salisbury! x

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    • milenkamillie
      January 13, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you so much! Aww that must be so exciting! I hope you get to visit lots of lovely places and I’d love to hear all about your trip! Have a safe journey here ☺️ xx

    • milenkamillie
      January 13, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you! x

  7. January 14, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I love Winchester, especially at Christmas. I’ve never been to Salisbury, although I don’t live to far. Will have to add this onto my Staycation list!
    I love the photos! 🙂

    Amy x
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    • milenkamillie
      January 16, 2017 / 12:30 am

      Winchester is so wonderful when it’s all festive and decorated! Aww I definitely recommend Salisbury it has a similar vibe 😊 thank you so much! x

    • milenkamillie
      January 16, 2017 / 12:33 am

      Thank you! x

    • milenkamillie
      January 16, 2017 / 12:33 am

      Aw thank you so much that’s really sweet of you! x

  8. January 16, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Seems like you had another amazing trip 🙂 I love the pictures as always <3. Take care!

    • milenkamillie
      January 18, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you that’s really lovely to hear! I’m glad you enjoyed this post ☺️ x

  9. January 17, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Salisbury is such a lovely place. Love your outings posts! You and Dave go to so many different places – it is really nice! xxx

    • milenkamillie
      January 18, 2017 / 1:35 pm

      Have you been to Salisbury before? ☺️ I was so surprised at how big it is! Thank you! 💗 xxx

      • January 18, 2017 / 2:18 pm

        I have. I used to work there actually! It’s a lovely place, although a bit hard driving there when the weather is bad! xxx

        • milenkamillie
          January 18, 2017 / 7:10 pm

          Oh wow that’s really cool you must know it quite well then ☺️ Yeah I can imagine! xxx

          • January 19, 2017 / 10:30 am

            Yeah, lots of trips to Salisbury 😂

  10. Carol
    January 19, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Hi I enjoyed reading this and love the photos , I live in Salisbury and love it here. For your next visit can I suggest going over the town path to Harnham , its along the road by the Old Ale House. You walk by the water meadows , get the view of the cathedral that Constable painted and there is a lovely Old Mill hotel and pub at the end with a riverside garden. You can get the tour bus from Salisbury to Stonehenge too. Best Thai is Rai Dor in Brown Street but only open in the evenings . Have fun 😃

    • milenkamillie
      January 22, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Thank you so much! That sounds lovely and definitely like somewhere I need to explore ☺️ Yessss Stonehenge is a must! I really don’t live too far away but am yet to visit! Thank you very much for your lovely comment and recommendations – very appreciated! xx

  11. Anthony J Brown-Hovelt
    January 20, 2017 / 5:43 am

    Definitely go to St Thomas’s church next time, probably one of the best medieval wall painting in the country! Saved by someone painting over it rather than destroying it! Lots of hidden gems! And the Ghost walk is fun too!

    • milenkamillie
      January 22, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      I’ll have to check it out as it sounds absolutely lovely, it’s always nice to see some hidden gems! Ooooh I had no idea there was a ghost walk there, something to do for next Halloween then! Thank you so much for your recommendations ☺️

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