The Close


Arundells is situated within the spectacular setting of the largest and most lovely Cathedral Close in Britain, extending to some 80 acres and with a beautiful Greens surrounding the magnificent Cathedral … An ideal spot in which to relax and unwind.

In addition to the Cathedral itself, the following attractions are all located within the Close and are all well worth a visit.

Mompesson House

A quintessential Queen Anne townhouse in the heart of the Cathedral Close. It’s easy to imagine living here as you walk down the fine oak staircase, admire the plasterwork and collection of 18th-century drinking glasses and relax in the library. The tranquil garden and tea room are an oasis of calm in the city centre.

Sarum College

A Christian study and conference centre housed within Grade 1-listed buildings on the Northeast side of the Close. Facilities include 40 en-suite bedrooms, six meeting rooms, a newly refurbished Common Room and bar as well as a large refectory and a car park. The college’s course programme includes postgraduate study programmes, day, evening and weekend courses, as well as a range of concerts, exhibitions, lectures and conferences throughout the year.

The Rifles Museum

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum is in The Wardrobe in The Close.  Come and see the exploits over the last 250 years of the infantry regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire.

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral, one of the finest examples of early Gothic architecture, has Britain’s tallest spire, the world’s best preserved original 1215 Magna Carta and Europe’s oldest mechanical clock. Join a free tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides or explore the beautiful interior at your own pace, then admire the spire from below with a delicious cream tea in our glass roofed Refectory Restaurant.

The Salisbury Museum

The Salisbury Museum is located in the medieval King’s House. It houses nationally designated archaeology collections and offers an exciting exhibitions programme.