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Stay in historic buildings within the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral Close. Sarum has 40 en-suite rooms, some with stunning views of the Salisbury Cathedral and the rooftops of the Close. Rooms not used by students and conference guests are let for bed and breakfast. There are also a small number of very modest rooms with shared facilities for those on a tight budget. Sarum's central location is a five-minute walk from High Street shops, cafes and the charter market. Excellent cultural venues within the Close include Salisbury Museum and Mompesson House, while Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and dozens of restaurants and pubs lie just beyond its medieval walls. Return to the Close with your own gate key, knowing you are among the privileged few to stay in what Bill Bryson described as England's 'most beautiful space'. The train station is about a 15-minute walk away (5 minutes by taxi). Direct trains to London are about an hour and 20 minutes.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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This was a great place to stay. For a very decent price I got a small, clean room, shared bath (though it was quite empty and I had it all to myself) and a great breakfast. The view over the cathedral is stunning, the building itself really gorgeous and well maintained, and the
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Response from CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College
Responded 6 Feb 2019
Thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We also have 40 ensuite rooms for those who prefer not to share shower and toilet facilities.
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This was the second time I’ve stayed at Sarum. The room was quite basic but comfortable and very quiet. The college is a lovely, relaxed place to stay with really good food. Great location on the cathedral close.
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Response from CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College
Responded 7 Jan 2019
Thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon.
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Room was more than adequate for two nights. The room is a classic a college dorm setup with a twin bed, desk, side table, wardrobe, and sink in the room. The shared toilet is around the corner and the shared tub is around another corner. Breakfast is in a dining hall and the
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Response from CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College
Responded 11 Dec 2018
Thank you for reviewing your experience of a single standard room - ideal for those on a budget. Most (40) of our rooms are ensuite, with toilet, shower and/or bath facilities in the room. We encourage prospective visitors to ring us directly to ensure we can give you the room that most suits your needs.
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After our flight from Dublin and a bit of a drive from Heathrow, we were warmly welcomed at the college. When we mentioned we came specifically to view the cathedral (which was just across the lawn!) and hopefully be able to worship there, she stopped in the middle of
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Response from CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College
Responded 19 Nov 2018
So glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to make the most out of our special location. Will pass on your compliments to the chef!
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How many places can you step out of the front door and your immediate view is one of Britain's most iconic Cathedrals. It is a simple Bed and Breakfast establishment but from the moment you push open the big old wooden front door you know that this place is different and the
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Response from CNielsenCraig, Public Relations Manager at Sarum College
Responded 19 Nov 2018
Very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Our guests' comments are a regular reminder of the privilege of being just steps away from Salisbury Cathedral and in this Close with acres of green space and glorious architecture.
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Double room in Wren (attic) building - Cathedral view
Basic, non-ensuite room
Basic, non-ensuite room
view of Cathedral from room after dark
The view from my room, #4 in the Wren Room Suite
Hello and apologies for the delay. The Stonehenge bus timetable online indicated that it leaves from Salisbury Train Station. I can't see if that is a daily schedule but i guess it would be. There is an email address on the website to confirm if you wish. Our direct email at Sarum College for B&B is hospitality@sarum.ac.uk bon voyage!
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Hello Sr Margo Colman and thank you for your enquiry. Sarum College has a lovely refectory and a licensed bar. We'd be delighted to welcome your Celtic Journeys group. Just email our hospitality team hospitality@sarum.ac.uk for availability and to make arrangements. We look forward to welcoming you to Sarum College! Christine Nielsen-Craig
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Hello - we have a car park which is free for guests to use. Hope to see you soon. best wishes, Christine Nielsen-Craig
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"There is an elevator, so don't worry about having a ground floor if you can't do stairs."
"view at the cathedral is on south side, which is a beautiful sight, one pays an exaggerated price for this location."
"The Friends Room was top notch!"
"Lovely view over the Cathedral green, particularly at night with the cathedral lights on."
"out towards the cathedral"
US$57 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandSalisbury
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