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Old Sarum

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Address: Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 335398
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Go for the history, enjoy the views

The history of the settlement on the site it great. You can imagine the site when it was in full function. You get a great view of the valley's around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The history of the settlement on the site it great. You can imagine the site when it was in full function. You get a great view of the valley's around.

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lowton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited Old Sarum on the way home from Salisbury and were very impressed. Even though these are ruins you can fully appreciate how impressive the original city must have been. The cathedral is especially impressive, even though it must only be a maximum one foot high! Also great views of 'new' Salisbury and surrounding countryside. Paired with Stonehenge this... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

First thing to use was the toilets, which were set into the side of the hill, these I was surprised to say we're light and airy and very clean, although no toilet paper, I guess some people pinch it. On up the hill to the castle, where we paid a fairish price to enter the heart of the castle, there... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you qualify under the older Parish Boundaries, and can provide proof (proof of residence) you should be eligible to gain entrance without charge. Same applies to Stonehenge. All of a sudden, a picnic takes on a whole new meaning! Thank you, to everyone who make this possible.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I visited the site on what I was told was one of the calmest days of the year. It was glorious and lots of other people were enjoying the site as well which also encompasses the area where the orignal cathederal was built, it's hard to imagine all this digging was done by men without the help of machines and... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We took the grandchildren to the medieval re-enactment day which they thoroughly enjoyed. There was plenty of action and opportunities in the family arena for participation if they wanted it. I am glad we took a picnic as the food was limited and expensive. Icecreams from a van were extremely expensive - not very good for a family place. There... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Anybody with any interest in historic events would have enjoyed the day. The history of the site also deserves more attention than it typically receives. We visited Old Sarum with English Friends on May 3. The staged fight between Lancastrian and York re-enactors was realistic and great fun to watch. People at various tents also demonstrated arts and crafts of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited when a medieval reenactment was taking place. English Heritage were charging £7.00 per person for access, which we did not pay as access to the site is available from the rear of the site. The site is interesting, but I wouldn't pay.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Old Sarum provides amazing views of Salisbury, dog friendly, the kids can run around, great staff and a lovely little gift shop, they regularly have theme days too

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We bought a bus tour ticket to Stonehenge which also included entry to Old Sarum. Not really knowing what to expect we found this attraction very interesting and amazed at how people used to live and the measures they took to protect themselves. Well worth a visit.

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