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A beautiful city

In Bill Byson's Notes from a Small Island, he describes the heart of Salisbury with all the passion and loyalty of a local; "There is no doubt in my mind that Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England and the close around it the most beautiful space. Every stone, every wall, every shrub, is just right." In a city where there are 36 buildings and constructions listed as Grade I alone, the history is embedded in the landscape. But what makes Salisbury so beautiful has as much to do with how these buildings interact with the spaces of the city, as it does the preserved architecture. Having worked around Salisbury since moving out of London at the turn of the millenium,I have enjoyed the city as a visitor. I have long loved the market, with its characters and bustling energy. My favourite gunsmiths is in Salisbury, as is my son's favourite model aircraft shop, to mention but a few. As I lived and breathed Salisbury, day in: day out for the six weeks it took me to renovate and refit our offices,I have developed an enormous fondness for the rural city, which is as rich in wonderful schools as it is culture and shops. With backstreets full of independent shops selling anything and everything,the city has a heart. With wonderful green spaces provided by Salisbury's parks and the confluence of the five river valleys that make up the surrounding countryside,this is a special place indeed. However,as a new business resident, what makes Salisbury so special is without doubt the people. The kindness, welcoming and friendliness felt has been a recurring theme. As I meet more and more new clients, I can completely understand why so many people are looking to live in and around this beautiful city. Certainly, since our own move to this beautiful part of Wiltshire, we could not imagine living anywhere else.

Salisbury CathedralIn Bill Byson's Notes from a Small Island, he describes the heart of Salisbury with all the passion and loyalty of a local; "There is no doubt in my mind that Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England and the close around it the most beautiful space. Every stone, every wall, every shrub, is just right."

In a city where there are 36 buildings and constructions listed as Grade I alone, the history is embedded in the landscape. But what makes Salisbury so beautiful has as much to do with how these buildings interact with the spaces of the city, as it does the preserved architecture.

Having worked around Salisbury since moving out of London at the turn of the millenium,I have enjoyed the city as a visitor. I have long loved the market, with its characters and bustling energy. My favourite gunsmiths is in Salisbury, as is my son's favourite model aircraft shop, to mention but a few.

As I lived and breathed Salisbury, day in: day out for the six weeks it took me to renovate and refit our offices,I have developed an enormous fondness for the rural city, which is as rich in wonderful schools as it is culture and shops. With backstreets full of independent shops selling anything and everything,the city has a heart. With wonderful green spaces provided by Salisbury's parks and the confluence of the five river valleys that make up the surrounding countryside,this is a special place indeed.

However,as a new business resident, what makes Salisbury so special is without doubt the people. The kindness, welcoming and friendliness felt has been a recurring theme. As I meet more and more new clients, I can completely understand why so many people are looking to live in and around this beautiful city. Certainly, since our own move to this beautiful part of Wiltshire, we could not imagine living anywhere else.

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