Stoby's was originally an open yard between two buildings, and was enclosed with a wall either end and a roof to create a building about 250 years ago.
It's the narrowest restaurant I've ever been in, measuring about 12' wall to wall.
The fish'n'chips is yummy.
The gooey green stuff is mushy peas. Never tasted any? You've missed a traditional British treat!
The jewel of Salisbury is the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest spire in the UK, and the building was completed in only 38 years, from 1220-1258.
It also has has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain covering 80 acres. It contains the world's oldest working clock dating from AD 1386 and has one of the four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta.
The gentleman in the middle (above) is Bishop Poore, who oversaw the early years of the building's construction, beginning in 1220. He is holding a model of the Cathedral.
And this poor chap (below) isn't having much fun being bitten by a vengeful little monster of some kind... click to see the detail.
The spire and tower weigh 6,397 tons and were added to the building between 1310-1333. Most large spires of this magnitude fell down years ago, but buttresses, bracing arches and iron ties have been added as support over the centuries enabling Salisbury to boast the tallest surviving pre-1400 spire in the world. The large supporting pillars at the corners of the spire bend inwards under the strain.
The only day in the whole year when the Cathedral is closed is when they prepare for the annual flower show.
Yes, that's the day I was there, so I couldn't go inside. Just my luck!
However, Stonehenge is only a short bus ride away, but that's another story.
Please scroll down for previous posts about my vacation in England.