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Salisbury, Wiltshire

Review of Salisbury by Kate Fisher on September 5th, 2006
RARE BREEDS FARM CHOLDERTON I have three children aged 11,10 and 3, we have been visiting this farm since the eldest was 2. Our visit this summer was very disappointing. There were very few animals there, more goats than anything else, the ones that were there were very aggresive if you had a bag of food, some of the smaller children around were distressed by them. There were pigs, but I have to say that the state of their pens was pretty appalling, no where for them to wallow, just a small bucket of water for drinking. We saw no sheep, or cows, just a couple of donkies. The state of some of the pens beggars believe, the broken pig fences coggled together with twine, the pig covers need attention, many of the pens which house the chickens need a good weed and the pens are in need of repair. The dispensers which contain the dry anti bacterial handwash were all empty, we did mention this to the girl in the admissions office. I expect that they had been empty for some time because not a drop came out of them dispite vigourise efforts on our behalf. I can see that they are in the process of making some improvements which are long overdue. When an attraction is advertised as being a rare breeds farm you expect a little bit more effort to be made, more info on the animals for example. I doubt as it stands that the attraction would make a short list of nominees as tourist attraction of the year.

Review of Salisbury by bruce on August 24th, 2006
salisbury is a nice place to visit but i wouldnt want to live there the people were friendly enough but its not driver friendly, the park and ride is good value but if you drive watch your licence im no speed freak but i still felt very paranoid there are cameras everywhere, the police really enjoy their work, even setting up extra mobile traps, on one occasion i was looking for the cameras so intently that i didnt notice when the road changed from 30 to national much to the chagrin of the local behind me, being a pedestrian is a bit dodgy too ive never seen a town so packed

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