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Reviewed 3 days ago 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!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth a visit just to see the views but the history of the place is so interesting and still so visible.

Thank Lynocat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not alot left of old Sarum, a few walls and lots of diagrams put up by the National Trust. If you've never visited this place it will take you about an hour at a stretch to cover all the details. It's very bleak once again in the winter, but provides no shade in the summer.
Incidentally JR Tolkien took the name of Sarum and put it in his Lord of the Rings books, Sarum became Saruman the white wizard. He lived around Salisbury in the countryside. Alot of his books have names that have come from around Salisbury.

Thank radicol2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit here. Interesting site. Purchased the English Heritage overseas visitors pass and well worth it. Took about 1-2 hours reading all the plaques around the site

Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's ok if you tie it in with a few other trips in & around the city but I certainly wouldn't want visit Salisbury just to come here!

Good views of the city. Has some signs giving brief historic notes but lacks depth, I guess this is so more people buy the guide book..

All in all you could have walked around the entire place in 15 mins..

Make sure you take your parking ticket into the shop as they will take it away from the entry price.

Think it was £13 for 2 adults and a child.

The shop is actually pretty good. Has home made jams, gins and varying types of wines at reasonable enough prices.

Thank MilliReview
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is fascinating! there are plenty of activities to do with the family. I enjoyed my time up there and learnt a lot about the old castle

Thank YorksMan1987
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 generations of my family visited this castle during the summer holidays, and we all had a good few hours here. There were organised activities for children and my son joined in a (staged) archeological dig in a sand pit, which was very well organised and led by enthusiastic historians. He loved it, despite (at 10) being the oldest in the group by far. The site is well cared for and there’s plenty of signage to give background information. Stunning views from the to, including Salisbury cathedral.

Thank Sarah_Hampshire69
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the lovely city of Salisbury in February this year (2018) for my Birthday.
Old Sarum is an incredible place, redolent of History, very atmospheric and with stunning views out across the countryside. Apparently started as an Iron Age Hill Fort in approximately 400B.C it was later used as a fortress by the Romans, in subsequent years it was used as a stronghold by the Saxons and even later, by Monarchs of England. Although a chilly, windy February day the sun was out as we walked along the outer earthworks surrounding the main enclosure, getting incredible views of the outlying countryside - you could easily imagine how it must have appeared centuries ago! Exploring the interior you can see remains of buildings, most of which are well preserved, giving a very good impression of the size and scale. We got a very strong sense of how strategically important this site must have been, and how over time it had been developed and strengthened by subsequent incumbents. The sheer scale of the earthen ramparts is really impressive, thousands of tons of earth moved by individual people, quite incredible! A great day out, but if you're taking children do keep a close eye on them, the banks are very steep. Having said that it really is an amazing place - we will be going back on our next visit!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoy taking the dog up here for a walk - views of Salisbury are amazing - the staff are incredibly friendly - and there’s always a bowl of water out for the pooch. Interesting to see the foundations of the original cathedral and generally feel steeped in history.

1  Thank VicScot
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place for a sunny day with dogs and kids, or perhaps for those who like striking views with their history. Great for a couple of hour. Impeccably kept without spoiling its charm. We all loved it, you will too!

Thank TheHolyHaddok
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