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Old Sarum

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All reviews english heritage castle ruins original cathedral information boards dog walking iron age surrounding countryside nice walk run around sunny day guide book worth a visit interesting place steeped in history entrance fee stonehenge tour national trust
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice stop if you're on the Stonehenge tour as well. However it's a little pricey without an English Heritage card and... well personally I couldn't stay for long as it was very cold. Overall... worth a look but only as part of the Stonehenge/Sarum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JakeHalsey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place this old hill fort, but you can see a lot of the history surrounding it. Great views all round and they come free , but a small admission charge to the actual fort area. You can walk round the edge for free which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alank939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 6 January 2019

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
Thank FiofBucks
Reviewed 6 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 11 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
Thank nonameuk80
Reviewed 11 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
Thank rachel966
Reviewed 9 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
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EvilSpud
9 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
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ChristineandThomas
9 February 2018|
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Response from JoshB6971 | Reviewed this property |
There’s a harvester essentially opposite
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startinginchicago
9 July 2017|
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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
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