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We took the bus from City Center and the driver was nice enough to drop us at the closest stop (about two miles away). While the path up the hill wasn't immediately obvious, we soon found ourselves at the entrance.
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I would not say that the Old Sarum worth a visit if you go there only to visit this hill. I recommend to combine it with the Stonehenge tour on the way back to Salisbury. It is a historical sight, where the first settlement was...More
Old Sarum is the site of the first Cathedral in Salisbury and also of William the Conqueror's royal castle, though all of it has been majorly excavated only leaving behind not so impressive ruins. Nevertheless, the historical aura of this place is undeniable and poring...More
I visited as part of a hop-on hop-off bus trip. Entry was included in the ticket.
Take the time to really wander through the ruins. Read all the interpretive signs. They help to understand the site.
It was an enlightening experience to look at the remains of the castle and a very enjoyable walk around the edge of the old castle. We had a picnic overlooking the views across to Salisbury and the cathedral. 360 degrees of beautiful countryside.
We had heard about Old Sarum as the fort before Salisbury--dating back a thousand years and more--and had seen the structure from the Spire of Salisbury Cathedral. Thus, on our way out of Salisbury, we thought we would pay a short visit. Little did we...More
English heritage site. very interesting .spectacular views. Good information points all around the site. The nearby airfield was a bonus as a lo of old airplanes flew over the site as well as seeing some parachute drops
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