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Old Sarum

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Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
+44 1722 335398
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All reviews english heritage castle ruins information boards original cathedral dog walking iron age surrounding countryside nice walk run around sunny day guide book worth a visit interesting place entrance fee steeped in history walk around stonehenge tour
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

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. Once inside, you can read...More

Thank mvidro
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Take a nice walk from the town of Salisbury to it’s old location, enjoy the superb view and imagine the past events that happened right where you are standing and marked the history of England.

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Interesting place to visit. Excellent views from the castle of the surrounding countryside. Not much to see of the old cathedral. but gives you a good idea of how it was 800 years ago!

Thank chrisO7691IB
Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

Thank SrvDutta
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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. Wow!

Thank JaymieOK
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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.

Thank Lesley G
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A really interesting place to visit. The sense of history when walking around this place was amazing. A must if you are able to get there.

Thank 5usanTony
Reviewed 18 July 2018

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

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

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

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Response from Viki F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking, no to coffee shop or pub. Take a picnic!
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