Olympic Torch in Salisbury and Wilton!

Olympic Flame for the London 2012 Games is lit in Ancient Olympia  © LOCOG

An actress dressed as the High Priestess holds the Olympic torch during the lighting ceremony at the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia, Greece. The ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) to light the Olympic Flame was held today inside the Temple of Hera at the historic ruins of the home of the ancient Olympic Games.
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The Olympic Torch will be in Salisbury on the evening of 11 July. It will leave from the Cathedral at 07.49 on 12 July and travel to Wilton. It will be in convoy along our bit of Wilton Road, emerging again at 08.22 at the Park Wall traffic lights.

Expect traffic delays but there will be free parking in Salisbury from 15.00 on 11 July and in Salisbury and Wilton from 08.00 – 10.00 on 12 July.

See here for the detailed map of the route and the times from the London2012 website.

Wiltshire Council are organising a major free celebration event on Hudson’s Field from 13.00 – 22.00, and everyone is encouraged to go to line the streets in Wilton the next day and then have breakfast in the Square.

Olympic Torch Relay factsheet. © LOCOG