A wide green space, The Close, surrounds the Cathedral.
In effect, the Close is a walled city within the city. It is surrounded by wonderful period houses. Outside the Close, there are many beautiful half-timbered buildings.
The Market Place has seen regular markets since 1227, and it used to be sprinkled with crosses which were centres for selling particular kinds of produce. Nowadays only the Poultry Cross can be seen.
The Market Square was the scene of the execution of the Duke of Buckingham in 1483. The Duke, in hiding from Richard III, was betrayed when a laborer noticed extra food being delivered to his hiding place.
I took a stroll through the Close and the town of Salisbury. There were many little shops that begged to be perused. And of course, I obliged.