Visiting St. Andrew's

Directions and Other Information

St. Andrew's is invariably open during the hours of daylight, and we always appreciate visitors and pilgrims. The church lies on the western outskirts of Salisbury, less than 2 miles from the city centre, in a locality now known as Lower Bemerton.

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Public Transport

Visitors can get directly to St. Andrew's using the local bus service (Red 8), which runs approximately hourly during the daytime between Salisbury city centre and Wilton (except Sundays), passing through Lower Bemerton. Other buses pass within 200 yards of the church, along the main road to Wilton (A36); visitors should alight at Roman Road/Skew Bridge and walk down Church Lane.

For those travelling by rail, the church is about a mile to the west of Salisbury station, which lies on the main line from London Waterloo to Exeter and Bristol, operated by South Western Railway. The journey time from London is just under two hours - see the PDF File current timetable. A frequent service between Bristol/Cardiff and Portsmouth, via Salisbury, is operated by Great Western Railway (GWR).

Taxis are available at the station, but St. Andrew's is within easy walking dustance.

Travelling By Road

Visitors travelling by car or coach are advised that the local roads are very narrow, and the church should be approached with care. It is possible to park a few cars just to the east of the church in Lower Road, but coaches or larger vehicles should use the Bemerton Recreation Ground car park opposite St. John's church, 200 yards to the West. Public toilets are available at this car park. Coaches and larger vehicles should avoid approaching from the north (Church Lane) which is unsuitable for heavy traffic. For those using satellite navigation systems, the post code is SP2 9NL.

Walk from Salisbury

The direct walk from Salisbury city centre (about 1½ miles) is along either Fisherton Street or Mill Road, and then through the Churchfields industrial estate. However many visitors on foot enjoy taking the slightly longer, much more picturesque route via Elizabeth Gardens and the Town Path across the water meadows, affording superb views of the cathedral from the west.