Salisbury Community Area, located in the south east of Wiltshire, is made up of Salisbury City, and is the only one of Wiltshire’s 20 community area’s that it not made up of rural areas surrounding a market town. The city is the largest single urban settlement in the county and the third most populous community area after Chippenham and Trowbridge. Geographically, it is the smallest community area in Wiltshire at only 19 kilometres squared.
With its Cathedral and its proximity to the internationally famous World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, Salisbury is a very popular tourist destination. As well as these world famous landmarks, Salisbury’s attractive medieval town centre, laid out in its original grid system, popular market, plentiful museums and attractions provide a wide range of things for visitors to see. Salisbury Community Area is an area steeped in history.
Today, Salisbury acts as an important centre of business, leisure, retail and services. It provides a great deal of employment and serves a wide catchment area made up of many of the surrounding smaller towns.