Salisbury inspires medieval moments

Travelers to London looking for a day trip may want to consider Salisbury in Wiltshire, a medieval city complete with impressive cathedral, museums and historic houses, and restaurants and pubs. Jennifer Conlin of the New York Times has a travel review.

Visitors to Salisbury this year will be able to share in the 750th anniversary of the famous cathedral with its 404-foot stone spire.

From the article:

Upon arrival, if it is market day, follow the parade of people carrying empty shopping bags up the maze of small lanes whose names alone — Oatmeal Row, Ox Row, Fish Row and Butchers Row, among them — signal that the open-air market is nearby. It has been a trading place since the Middle Ages, and a look at the colorful sea of stalls makes it easy to imagine what it might have looked like in the 13th century.