YOU may have noticed some new landmarks popping up around Salisbury's city centre.

They are part of the new new Salisbury Story Trail which is now ready for visitors.

The family friendly adventure trail takes people on a journey through the history of Salisbury and the story behind its new city marque.

City marque

By following the trail, residents and visitors can hunt down the nine different letters that form the marque and spell out SALISBURY.

They are spread out at locations across the city and at each stop-off there is more information about the story behind the letters.

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The Salisbury Story Trail has been created by city organisations including Salisbury City Council, Salisbury BID and Experience Salisbury.

Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Caroline Corbin said: “Salisbury is a beautiful heritage city with an eye on the future. We are proud of our history but we also realise we need to look forward in order to create a thriving city.

"The new Salisbury marque is part of a vision that will help build a new story for Salisbury, one that showcases it as a modern medieval city.

"We really want local residents and visitors to understand how and why the marque has been created and the Salisbury Story Trail aims to do that, in a fun way for all the family!”

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Involving local artists

The Salisbury marque was co-created by young designers from Wiltshire College and inspired by the stonemasons that chiselled and crafted the stones at Salisbury Cathedral 800 years ago.

Local artists and organisations have now taken those original elements and added their own design twist for the trail, based on a different part of Salisbury’s history.

Local artist Charlotte Moreton based her design for the letter ‘U’ on Salisbury’s coat of arms.

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The letter ‘L’ was designed by graffiti artist, Paul Boswell, who was inspired by the ancient carved faces at Old Sarum.

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The interpretation of the letter ‘R’ was influenced by the story of Salisbury’s Secret Spitfires. It is a wooden replica of the spitfire roundel, painted in the colours of the Royal Air Force.

Highlighting city's 'amazing history'

Robin McGowan, Salisbury BID Chief Executive said: "Salisbury is that rare mix of old and new. It sets us apart from the crowd. The artists and organisations involved in the Salisbury Story Trail have really embraced that.

"They highlight the amazing history we have here, history that some people don’t evenknow about! The trail and marque help us to unearth the past and look to the future. A future that brings prosperity to the city centre.”

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Trail map

The trail map is available to download here or can be picked up from Salisbury Information Centre on Fish Row.

The trail booklet also contains a Salisbury quiz which the whole family can get involved with.

Complete all the answers to go into a draw to win a £100 Salisbury Gift Card to use in businesses across the city centre.


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