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Old Sarum

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Southern England is chequered with history, and as an avid follower of English history, this is a venue that has to be on your bucketlist. Old Sarum is hugging the outskirts of Salisbury. This was a major centre of government and the earliest fortification was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeonieFischer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Think I might be something of a Luddite! Old Sarum is obviously impressive, connected as it is to all that's nearby in Salisbury and it always amazes me that we can walk in the footsteps of people who have preceded us centuries before and this...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a pleasant hour touring the ruins - the story boards erected by English Heritage really help you imagine what the site must have looked like hundreds of years ago. It was very cold and exceptionally muddy, so stout shoes were the order of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank doasyouwldbedoneby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting worth a couple if hours visit. You can drive up but we walked it was an easy climb and stunning views . Lots of information at the castle and small Gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine G
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Really great place to walk around with fab views. Really helpful worker who gave us hints around what to do at the place. Great history around the site & defo a place to visit when in the area

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Denise M
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Old Sarum is an interesting hill fort, steeped in history and a lovey morning out... its even better viewed from the air, which I am lucky enough to do weekly when I fly from the nearby airfield. Worth a visit if you're in the area,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

My children and their cousins rate this as one of the best places for a windy picnic with the most stunning views across Salisbury and beyond.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We visit Old Sarum a few times a year for walks... it's not a huge site but it's full of history. The ruins are lovely and the whole site is basic yet unspoilt, such a gem.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KirstyBobbles
Reviewed 26 November 2018

My brother visiting for the day so took him on a speedy tour of Salisbury. No visit to Salisbury is complete with out starting at the beginning. Old Sarum Castle. Spectacular views. So easy to imagine how safe this fortification was 800 years ago. Plaques...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jacky B
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

If you like your history or are a tourist to the area then this place is a must see. You won’t be the first visitor here as the Neolithics, Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans all beat you to it!

Date of experience: November 2018
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10 December 2018|
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Response from Anou-wandsworth | Reviewed this property |
Member - Join now Free Free Adult £5.20 £5.80 Child (5-17 years) £3.10 £3.50 Concession £4.70 £5.20 Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £13.50 £15.10
10 February 2018|
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There’s a harvester essentially opposite
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Response from cornishmac | Reviewed this property |
if you just want to see the ruins maybe 90 mins or so depending if you walk the surrounds. why not add in a picnic or visit the pub avross tne road. If you're trying to cram, combine with stonehenge and Salisbury city. Enjoy