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Guildhall Market

The Guildhall Building and Market in Salisbury, England, is regarded as one of the cities most history-rich and significant buildings. The current building, as it can be seen today, is owned by Salisbury City Council, and stands at almost 220 years old, having been built back in 1795. It is one of many similar style buildings to have been constructed on Guildhall Square over the centuries, though the original was actually built much earlier, during medieval times, and was named 'The Bishops Guildhall', the rights to the building actually remaining with the Bishop and his successors for many centuries, even after it had been re-built and re-modelled.

Unfortunately, just after its re-building in 1795, the Guildhall Market building was mostly destroyed and gutted in a prodigious fire. It was just after this incident that the Bishops relinquished their rights to the building and passed it over to the city of Salisbury, under the condition that the building would be renovated and restored to its previous glory.

The Guildhall building then served as home to one of the cities courts, and as a result witnessed many gruesome murderers and other criminals through its door, as well as equally gruesome sentences from the Judges. One prominent Judge, Justice Park, sentenced a huge total of 28 offenders to death! These days, only the Oak Court remains, and is mostly used for magnificent wedding ceremonies.

Visitors to the Guildhall Building must be sure to take a look at the dingy downstairs cell blocks, which were built in 1889 and were infact used all the way up to the year 2000! There is no denying the eerie, dark atmosphere of the cells, and there have been reports of strange, bodiless noises emanating from their depth - even the builders who carried out the buildings recent £1.2million refurbishment were spooked by the noises!


Hotels near Guildhall Market Place Salisbury


Please select a hotel from the list of hotels in and near Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. The list below displays hotels within 30 kilometers of Guildhall Market Place Salisbury.
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The Kings Head Inn Wetherspoon

1 Bridge Street , Salisbury , SP1 2ND

The Kings Head Inn Wetherspoon is 0.14 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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8.7 out of 10

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Qudos

38 Castle Street , Salisbury , SP1 1BN

Qudos is 0.19 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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8.7 out of 10

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The Cathedral Hotel

7-9 Milford Street , Salisbury , SP1 2AJ

The Cathedral Hotel is 0.23 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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7.1 out of 10

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Number 82

Number 82 82 Crane Street Salisbury , Salisbury , Sp1 2QD

Number 82 is 0.25 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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Best Western Red Lion Hotel

4 Milford Street , Salisbury , SP1 2AN

Best Western Red Lion Hotel is 0.28 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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8.1 out of 10

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The Brown Street Apartment, SALISBURY

flat 4, Holt Court , Salisbury , SP1 2AS

The Brown Street Apartment, SALISBURY is 0.30 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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City Lodge

Milford Street , Salisbury , SP1 2AP

City Lodge is 0.35 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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8 out of 10

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Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel

St John St , Salisbury , SP1 2SD

Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel is 0.37 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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8 out of 10

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Charter Court, SALISBURY

10 Charter Court, Gigant Street , Salisbury , SP1 2LH

Charter Court, SALISBURY is 0.40 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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Greencroft View, SALISBURY

, Salisbury , SP1 1JF

Greencroft View, SALISBURY is 0.41 kilometers from Guildhall Market Place Salisbury. Room prices starting from £

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