Visiting Arundells

All you need to plan your visit

About Arundells

With paintings by Churchill and Sargent, Chinese ceramics from Chairman Mao, David Lloyd George’s writing desk and memorabilia from Nixon and Castro, Arundells is the former home of Sir Edward Heath KG MBE, Prime Minister and Statesman. Located within Salisbury’s magnificent Cathedral Close, the house is one of Salisbury’s most charming destinations.

Sir Edward bequeathed Arundells to the Charitable Foundation set up in his name following his death in 2005. He very much wanted as many people as possible to “share the beauty of Arundells” and to enjoy his diverse and very personal collection of art work, photographs, sailing memorabilia and political cartoons.

We do hope that you will enjoy your visit.

Opening Times 2020

Summer Opening

Arundells will be opening for the August Bank Holiday and all weekends in Spetember, please click below for more information.

Visitor Information

 

Car parking

There is no car parking available at Arundells and only very limited parking within the Cathedral Close. Please use one of the Salisbury Park and Ride sites or one of the many pay and display car parks that are located around the City.

Toilets

Toilet facilities (including an accessible toilet for disabled visitors) are available.

Accessibility

The garden is level and accessible to all – including wheelchair users – dependent upon ground and weather conditions.

Visitor Reception and The Exhibition Room are both on one level and accessible to wheelchair users.

The ground floor of the house is level and accessible. There are five stone steps up to the front door and a ramp is provided for wheelchair access.

Stairs lead up to the upper floor and steps down to the cartoon corridor. These areas are therefore not accessible to wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility.

Dogs

Well behaved dogs are permitted within the garden, but must be kept on leads at all times.
Guide and Special Assistance dogs are welcome within the house.

Photography

Photography – You are welcome to take photographs, but please do NOT use flash photography within the house.

CCTV

CCTV cameras are in operation throughout the property for protection and security monitoring.

Smoking

Smoking is strictly prohibited within all the buildings.

Find Us

 

Walking:

Arundells is on The West Walk, next door to The Rifles Museum, within Salisbury’s magnificent Cathedral Close

Parking:

We recommend the Salisbury Park and Ride (5 sites on all the main roads into the city) and there are also Pay and Display car parks signposted around the City Centre, with limited parking within the Cathedral Close (currently £7.00 per day)

Coach:

The nearest coach set down and drop off point is in St. John’s St. (opposite the White Hart Hotel) with pedestrian access to the Cathedral Close through St Ann’s Gate – approximately 0.4 miles

Rail:

The nearest railway station is Salisbury, approximately 0.8 miles

Contact Us

Arundells, 59 Cathedral Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EN

To contact us please use the form opposite or call us on 01722 326546

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.

House

The house was originally a medieval canonry, with the first recorded occupant being Henry of Blunston, Archdeacon of Dorset, who lived here from 1291 until his death in 1316.

garden

The peaceful garden extends to around two acres in total, with lawns, mature trees, shrubbery and borders and includes sculpture by G E Wade and the bow of Morning Cloud III.

collection

Arundells Collection includes works by well known artists, ceramics, gifts from world leaders, hand painted Chinese wallpaper and Morning Cloud scale model yachts.

EVENTS

Arundells events include talks, music concerts and recitals, seasonal outdoor theatre, children's events and Christmas events.

Upcoming Event at Arundells