Guest Information

Access Statement

Sarum College welcomes students and visitors with disabilities. There are a number of bedrooms within the college which have been specifically adapted for disabled access. Please discuss any specific requirements with a member of our hospitality staff. Further information can be found on our access information page.

Wifi is available throughout the building, free of charge. Details for access are available upon arrival.

Ways to get to Sarum College

Sarum College is situated within the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral Close. The main entrance into the Cathedral Close is through the High Street gates (just off the junction between New Street and Crane Bridge Road). The Cathedral Close is in the heart of this small city with good access to shopping, rail station, coach station which can all be reached very easily, either on foot or by car or taxi. A taxi to the rail or coach station takes approximately 5 minutes and it’s 15-20 minutes on foot. The three gates surrounding the Cathedral Close are all locked at night but there is access until 10.30 pm. Guests who wish to return later may borrow a Close gate key. The £10 deposit is refunded when the key is returned. For full directions and travel information see our Travel Directions page.

A Duty Manager is on Reception from 8.30am to approx 10pm and on-site overnight when visitors are in residence.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate pets unless they are accompanied by a person with disabilities who requires assistance.

Arrival & Car Parking

It is helpful to have an approximate time of arrival. Accommodation is usually ready for guests by 1pm. Parking in the college grounds is limited and cannot be guaranteed. However, every effort is made to accommodate resident visitors’ cars.

Dining Room & Common Room

Meals in the dining room are served on a self-service basis. A duty chef will be present in the kitchen for help or to answer any queries.

The Common Room is adjacent to the dining room with chairs and tables in a café style arrangement. Also in the common room is the licensed bar which can be open upon request. Daily newspapers as well as other literature are available for all guests.

Lounge & TV Room

There is a lounge (Wilson Room) with a TV which is available to all guests. It is located on the first floor at the front of the building. A superb view of Salisbury Cathedral can be seen from this room.


Sarum College has 40 en-suite bedrooms in total, with a further 12 further standard bedrooms with shared toilet and shower facilities.

A kettle along with tea and coffee supplies are provided in each room. Additional blankets are also provided. Each room has a wardrobe or hanging space and at least one table and chair. An information folder is included in each room. Hairdryers, irons and an ironing board are available from Reception on request.

Additional Information

Sarum College has a full fire certificate. There is a full and comprehensive fire alarm system, and smoke detectors are installed in every room. All bedrooms have Fire Action Instructions in place. In the event of a fire the fire alarm will be activated automatically. The Duty Manager will be on hand to evacuate the building. In the event of a fire or fire drill, everyone in the building should exit through the front door or if it is blocked, the nearest fire exit and gather across the road to the northeast corner of the Cathedral grassed area.

The lift is not operational when the fire alarm is activated. Visitors occupying bedrooms on levels 1 and 3 should use the stairs clearly marked as Fire exits. Level 4 visitors should also use stairs, marked as a fire exit, leading down the stairs and leave the building through the fire exit door on the ground floor (a key is accessed by breaking the glass panel).

All stairwells and public areas ie corridors are illuminated by emergency lighting in the event of a power failure.

There is no smoking within Sarum College. Those who wish to smoke may do so across the road in the northeast corner of the Close green.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request.

There is no public telephone in the building, but a mobile phone held at Reception is available for guest use.