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Old Sarum

Address: Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
Phone Number: 01722 335398
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Ranked #9 of 23 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Hook Norton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic views on a chilly but bright day. Loved looking at the sheep and the birds flying over the fields.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

A well maintained and cared for site - with lots of history to explore - All of the site is outside, so go on a fine day if you can. If you enjoy History, then the most cost effective way to visit this castle, and other English Heritage sites is by getting an English Heritage Membership (you only have to... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 NEW

Take the time to check out Old Sarum. It's a great old place, wonderful history, great stories. It's so ancient you really get the feel for it, walking through the old ruins.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great views of surroundings, good place to go for a walk- look out for the Roman reinactment days during the year- interesting and great for kids.

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Charlestown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Having visited Stonehedge three times we decided it was time for a visit to Old Sarum, the hill fort. This visit was part of our English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass. The site is well maintained with clean restrooms built into the hillside and a small gift shop. Imagination and reading Edward Rutherfurd’s Sarum enhances the visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We really liked this castle as we were able to take our dog round too. Being English Heritage members it didn't cost us anything to walk around. It has good signage and great views. Well worth a walk around as it is easy to park and lots of space to walk the dog around the castle too. Would recommend.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are visiting Salisbury you must pop in here.It is worth a look if you are in the area and so close to the town center.There is a fee to go inside but you can park for free and just have a nice walk around the outside.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

You can park in the Old Sarum car park; an English Heritage site, and walk around the outside of the earthworks and the ruined site of the original Cathedral; without paying an entry fee. This is a popular walking area for dog owners, so be prepared to encounter a wide variety of canines. There is an entrance fee for the... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Lovely views and plenty of explanations for each part of the ruins and how people would have lived. Easy parking, toilets. A nice little shop where you could buy a coffee. Would have been nice to have had a cafe.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

great views back across to Salisbury, a nice short walk around the ramparts, informative remains, just have never seen so many dog walkers most of whom don't seem to have brought anything to pick up after their dogs.

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