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A Snapshot into... Salisbury

  • May 17, 2021

Salisbury is a cathedral City in the Southern English County of Wiltshire, full of beauty, captivating history, and lively culture! There are many reasons to set up home in Salisbury, not least that it has been voted as one of the world’s Top Ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet!

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of clinical care, which includes general acute and emergency services to approximately 225,000 people across Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. The Trust employs over 4,000 dedicated staff and offer a wide range of benefits including flexible working policies, an on-site leisure centre, a staff discount scheme, on-site childcare, and a holiday playscheme!

Cost of Living in Salisbury

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre



1ltr Petrol


One-Way Public Transport Ticket


Monthly Public Transport Ticket


1km Taxi Journey



Meal out for two in a local pub


Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses


Cinema tickets for two people


One-month gym membership


Beer 0.5ltr bottle


Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle




Time it Takes to Travel by Train from Salisbury to Cities in the UK


Time it Takes to Travel


 1 Hour 30 Minutes


 1 Hour 9 Minutes


 2 Hours 5 Minutes


 5 Hours


 5 Hours 21 Minutes


 3 Hours 54 Minutes


 5 Hours 3 Minutes


 7 Hours 5 Minutes

Education in Salisbury

According to the government website, Salisbury has access to 51 Primary Schools, 18 Secondary Schools and a further 10 Sixth Form/Colleges. To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the Glasgow City Council Education website here. The majority of schools located within the Salisbury area are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

Things to do in Salisbury:

Salisbury Market

Salisbury Market Place is a hive of activity, with the regular Charter Market which dates back to Medieval times and is held every Tuesday and Saturday as well as themed markets from time-to-time including Vintage, Continental and Teenage markets.

Sky Diving!

There is not one, but two, Skydiving Centers in Salisbury, GoSkyDive at Old Sarum Airfield and Skydive Netheravon. Whether it’s a tandem jump for fun, an Accelerated Freefall or Static Line course, you will be trained to jump by the very best. The jumps are from 13000ft, so you will be sure to see some amazing views!

Queen Elizabeth Gardens

Situated just outside of Salisbury city centre, Queen Elizabeth Gardens combines formal planting with a relaxed atmosphere to offer something for everyone.

With famous views of the cathedral to the east and the River Avon to the south, Queen Elizabeth Gardens is perfect for those looking to appreciate the scenery or to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre! The creation of a sensory garden just off Mill Road has added further variety to the landscape.

The gardens have a play area and a stream running close by, making the park very popular with children and parents alike!

Salisbury Racecourse

Salisbury Racecourse is a flat racecourse featuring thoroughbred horse racing. Fifteen race meetings a year are held there between early May and mid-October. There is a choice of three enclosures at Salisbury Racecourse, each with a view of the racecourse from a lawn area or in the various stands; betting facilities for both pool betting and with bookmakers; nearby car parking; racecard selling points; bars and catering outlets – everything you need for a great social occasion!

Relocation to Salisbury

If you’re an international doctor looking to relocate to Salisbury or another location in the UK, please email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your journey to relocate to the UK.

Are you a member of our Facebook group? When you join IMG Advisor, you join a community of doctors all looking to relocate to the UK and join the NHS. We post a series of vlogs and blogs to the group every day. We will also be on hand to answer all of your relocation queries.

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Listen to BDI Resourcing on the go to IMG Advisor the Podcast. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. We have a number of episodes with tips and advice on relocating to the UK and the routes you can take to achieve this.

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