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Address: Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 335398
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Moat-enough said!

We walked to Old Sarum from Salisbury and it was a wonderful adventure, climbing a steep hill and not knowing when we had arrived. The fort was closed when we were there and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We walked to Old Sarum from Salisbury and it was a wonderful adventure, climbing a steep hill and not knowing when we had arrived. The fort was closed when we were there and we will probably return to see it-someday. The Cathedral ruins, moat, and magnificent views made it well worth our while!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

They should call it " the remains of Old Sarum" because it's un explicable how the entire castle get to ruin even after hundreds years when a wall was approximately 1.5m wide ...and all the money that visitors are paying ( millions of visitors annually) ( and those visits for last for a long long time ) government/ Queen should... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Old Sarum is very beautiful and is great for walking and if you like old ruins with a bit of history thrown in.

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Manchester England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

There is not a huge amount here but it fits in well with a trip to Stonehenge or Salisbury. There is a dressing up box for children and a Stonehenge model. It was fascinating to think about how the whole town moved to its present site two miles down the road. It was particularly interesting for us having taken the... More 

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It was a very pleasant walk from Salisbury along the river and up the incline to the concentric ditch and bank structures which historically fortified this place . I thought the English Heritage sign boards round the ruins were clear, informative and really conjured up the life of the old Cathedral and Castle. The views were spectacular. There is plenty... More 

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We've been to Old Sarum many times and it is facinating to see this interesting part of history, as well as the views. There is a shop with a very helpful man, who told us about different events they run throughout the year. My nephews loved it.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

an interesting place to visit if you are in Salisbury.Only a 10 minute bus ride from the city centre .Well preserved series of ditches and embankments with some remains of the medieval castle and an outline of the cathedral.The site has a number of explanatory information boards describing what you can see.A good way of spending 60 to 90 minutes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took the Stonehenge Tour bus and stopped off at Old Sarum on the return journey. It was a bit tricky crossing the main road and we did not realise it was a bit of a walk to the entrance. However it was a lovely day and well worth the visit . A lot more to see there than we... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Old Sarum is a excellent location. Not only is it on the route between Salisbury and Stonehedge, it has a grand view of the Salisbury plains. Early morning had a bit of fog out on the plains so I missed that iconic view of the cathedral. I enjoyed the walk around the site and snapped a few photos. But I... More 

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Bearsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If Iron Age remains float your boat this will please. Interesting but only held my attention for 30 minutes.

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