Bed and Breakfast

When you stay at Sarum College in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral is just steps away.

Sarum College offers the only guest accommodation within Salisbury’s historic Cathedral Close, which itself is in the centre of a beautiful medieval city.

Situated in Grade I-Listed buildings, the oldest part of the college dates from 1677 and is attributed to Sir Christopher Wren. By day, Sarum is a working further education college and conference venue. Many students choose to stay at Sarum while attending courses but our rooms and hospitality are open to all.

Newly refurbished twin en-suite room

Forty guest bedrooms are en-suite, many are newly refurbished. The Wren bedrooms at the front of the College have uninterrupted views of the Cathedral, several others have lovely views overlooking the rooftops of the Close and spire. Rooms are single, double and twin; all have tea and coffee-making facilities. There is Wi-Fi throughout the building for guests to use free of charge. There are no televisions in bedrooms however guests may use the one in the Wilson Room.

For the traveller on a budget there are also a limited number of no-frills standard rooms with shared facilities.

The lift gives access to all the floors, and there is a common room with easy chairs and licensed bar for guest use.

The Cathedral Close is in central Salisbury, a five-minute walk from the High Street with shops, cafes and a twice-weekly market. There are excellent cultural venues within the Close: the Salisbury MuseumThe Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire MuseumArundells (Sir Edward Heath’s former home) and Mompesson House, a fine National Trust property. Just beyond the Close walls you’ll find Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts CentreCity Hall and the Odeon Cinema. The World Heritage Site of Stonehenge is a short bus journey away.

There are dozens of buzzing restaurants, pubs and bars just a few minutes’ walk away. Overnight guests can borrow a Close gate key to come and go as you please once the Cathedral Close gates are locked (10:30pm these days, but it was 7pm in the 15th century!).

And when you return, the peace and beauty of the Cathedral and surrounding Close is all yours.


Bed & Breakfast Rates

(until 30 June 2016)

En-suite double/twin £99
En-suite double/twin (single occupancy) £79
En-suite single £65

To ensure you have the best room for your needs contact Sarum College directly.
Email hospitality@sarum.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1722 424800.

Bookings can also be made via our secure online booking function.


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“Everything about the College is excellent – the warm hospitality of the staff, the excellent room I have had both times, the facilities, the ambiance  everything. I recommend it to people whenever I can.”

B&B guest, November 2012

“By far the best place to stay in Salisbury – we walked past several town centre hotels and really appreciated reaching the quiet of the cathedral close.”

TripAdvisor review, October 2012

“… a jolly B&B…if you rise early, you get the cathedral grounds to yourself…”

The Guardian (19.01.13)

“This is my second stay at Sarum College and I could not recommend it highly enough as a very special, warm, welcoming, peaceful and nurturing place to stay: almost a mini-retreat, and in one of the most beautiful places in the world, in the Cathedral Close! Thank you!”

Margaret Norwich, B&B guest, May 2011