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An Autumn Wander through Salisbury, England

Exploring tidy towns and verdant countryside in England this Autumn was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

Doing so with my dear friend Katy made it even better, especially when we got to her hometown of Salisbury.

Katy is a wiz at languages and history and she introduced me to legends, characters and stories that made Salisbury come alive. I loved it!

Salisbury is a perfect town for walking, with so many beautiful pathways wending along placid streams, through little woods, and charming shops.


I’d heard of the beauty of English roses, but they are even more stunning in real life.

I love the many outdoor seating areas – benches by the creek, picnic tables on the green – and I’d like to return one day to sit awhile with a good book or simply watch the world go by.

Our path led us to a rather wonderful old churchyard, ancient lichen-covered graves nestled among rose bushes and broad stretches of green grass. Even though it was in the heart of town, it still felt serene and peaceful.

We left the quiet of the churchyard and followed the path to the main square where a splendid market was in full swing. I’ll share pictures from there next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

What is your favorite town to walk through?

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Krista - ย Aren’t they wonderful, Anwar? ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved them so much. ๐Ÿ™‚ I did see quite a lot. I stayed with my friend Katy and her family and she took me to all her favorite spots. I was there 3-4 days this past October. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย I hope you get to return very soon, Vickie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe in the spring? ๐Ÿ™‚

Anwar - The roses are absolutely gorgeous.ย  I’ve been to Salisbury once before when I went to see Stonehenge. Love the cathedral there especially.ย  Seems like you saw quite a lot during your stay there.ย  How long were you in Salisbury for?

Krista - ย How fun that your rellies live here too, Linda!! I hope to return later this year and wander again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย I have never been to either of those places, Duchess! They both sound amazing though. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย I sure did, Joanne! Nothing like a dear friend and a cloudy day for walking to cheer the soul. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย You are so welcome, Hila! England is such a dear spot in this world. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย I’m so glad you love it all too, dear Susan!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย I miss it too, Rosa. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your kind compliment. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย Isn’t it fantastic, Annette?! Especially in the gloom of a cloudy day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย I’m so glad you enjoyed, it, Velva! ๐Ÿ™‚

Vickie - This makes me want to get back to the countryside of England soon!ย  Loved your pictures.

Krista - ย Yes, a hot cup of tea would be wonderful, Deanna. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the Yosemite towns too!!

Duchess - I’m a New Yorker but Barcelona is pretty incredible. I hope you ate plenty of cheese! I’m somewhat obsessed with British cheeses right now.ย 

LindyLou Mac - One of our favourite places in the UK. ๐Ÿ™‚

Joanne - Between the flowers and that brilliantly hued yellow and red house, this post is full of vibrance! I can feel what a good time you had through the photos.

Hila - Ah, this brought back memories of England for me as well – I miss it so much! Thank you for the memory-trip ๐Ÿ™‚

thefisherlady - windows doors flowers smiles… absolute beauty!

Rosa May - A lovely and quaint place! I miss England so much.

You look lovely on those pictures.



Annette | Bucket List Journey - That is the brightest yellow door I have ever seen! Looks like a charming place to take a stroll.

Velva-Tomatoes on the Vine - What an amazing trip…what a great way to spend time, walking through Salisbury.

As always, thanks for sharing.


Deanna - That looks so quaint. All I’d need is a cup of tea (or maybe a beer) to make it a perfect day. I love strolling through the teeny tiny towns near Yosemite. Populations top out at 1000 and they’re all adorable.ย 

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