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Old Sarum

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Address: Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
Phone Number: 01722 335398
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It's windswept and bleak but really interesting. The views are stunning. Take care with the paths as they are slippy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It's windswept and bleak but really interesting. The views are stunning. Take care with the paths as they are slippy.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A nice walk along the river, brings you to this impressive mound. Great views of Salisbury and the feeling of going back in time. A great place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Old Sarum is a must see for visitors and locals alike. The site is easy to find and has good access. Once inside the outer ring you can choose to walk around the outside (seeing the cathedral ruins) or to venture into the inner ring where the settlement was. Either way youc an enjoy the great views and a lovely... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you have an interest in archaeology then a visit to Old Sarum is a must. Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury. Located on a hill about 2 miles north of modern Salisbury near the A345 road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Despite having lived locally for years, we visited this for the first time today. The site is very easy to access and it's easy to imagine how the castle would have been or to walk around the old moat. A word of warning, it is very exposed and can be very cold and windy!

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had a rainy day when we visited this place and so walked around and had a nice view. Amazingly built town at the hill, strategically placed and very windy. We did not go into the actual paid part.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went here on a cloudy day and thoroughly explored it. Really nice place with lots of walks. Found a bank covered in wild flowers and loved the ancient cathedral site. They do many displays and exhibitions here and had people setting up a period market when I went. Great for older children too

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Exeter, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Old Sarum on a bitterly cold day in early February so didn't spend as long there as we would have on a warmer day. Quite a lot of old walls and ruins to see and walk around. I was truly amazed at how large the site was. It was easy for me to imagine the buildings and hustle... More 

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Salisbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I go here to walk my dog, it's a good flat circular walk from the car park, and dogs are welcome in the outer bailey, ie the bit that you don't have to pay to get in. I like their website too, it says dogs are welcome in the outer bailey, if you don't like dogs, avoid the outer bailey... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wait for a sunny day else you get wet it is all outdoor. However, this is the ancient capital town that was taken over by Salisbury. You need to pay or join the National Trust to access for free. The position is elevated and the views are great (nice day required). Nice walks around the mound. You can see all... More 

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