Stay at Sarum

Sarum College is an ideal venue for bed & breakfast, conferences, choirs and other groups, as well as individuals on sabbatical or study breaks.


Bed & Breakfast

When you stay at Sarum College in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral is just steps away. The College has a wide selection of moderately priced rooms to accommodate visitors, whether as tourists, residential students, guests on sabbatical or retreat, or those attending a conference.


Vernon White addressing a group in the Cavell Room of Sarum College Conferences

A unique and distinguished location for meetings, conferences, events and functions. Housed in Grade 1 listed buildings in Salisbury’s beautiful Cathedral Close, the College provides excellent facilities in peaceful, secluded surroundings only 10 minutes’ walk from the rail and bus stations.


people eating lunch in the Sarum College Refectory Group Stays

Choir, parish and other groups enjoy the central location of Sarum College with its proximity to bus and rail stations, the High Street and to Salisbury Cathedral. The College has a range of meeting rooms, including the Butterfield Chapel, and can accommodate up to 90 people in the Cavell Room.


woman sitting in window with hot drink Holy Week at Sarum

Reflection days in a retreat like atmosphere in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close.  The College is preserved as a quiet and reflective space, with Chapel, Library and meeting rooms open for private reflection and prayer. The Sarum College Bookshop is open as usual.


Kenneth Jones organ in the Butterfield Chapel Musical Study Break

Those staying to practice or compose music have access to a Steinway grand piano and a Kenneth Jones organ (two manual with six stops) in the Butterfield Chapel. The library has a Church Music Resource section and the bookshop is the official stockist for the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM).


seated man smiling Renewing Ministry

Designed specifically for busy clergy, in addition to the College’s excellent onsite resources  (specialist library and bookshop, home-cooked food) we can offer mentoring sessions with Canon Keith Lamdin; Canon James Woodward and Tim Harle


Retreats aRetreats at Sarum Colleget Sarum College

Sarum College offers a chance to unwind, be quiet and pray, sleep or walk, enjoy the Cathedral and its Close, browse in our library and read. In addition to self-directed reflection, prayer and study, you can tailor your stay by adding mentored reflection, or opting for a guided study leave or sabbatical.


man with laptop at breakfast table Sabbaticals and Study Breaks

The College has free WiFi access, an excellent specialist bookshop, library and smaller reading rooms for general use.  There are also two Baker Suite bedrooms with a separate sitting room including a desk and a couch for additional comfort during long-term stays.


Looking Towards Sarum College from the CathedralSpecialist Tours Based at Sarum College

The Sarum Experience offers an opportunity to live in the Close in Salisbury, England, at Sarum College for a week. Explore an English medieval city, soak in the daily atmosphere of an English Cathedral Close, and have an in depth insight into the life of a Cathedral. Choice of programmes available.


Training, Team Building and Away Days

Whether your objective is team building, innovating, or doing concentrated work, being away from the usual work environment with a stretch of dedicated time will help you be more successful. We’ll help you plan your time here just as you wish, either on your own or with input from our bespoke consultancy services.