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Old Sarum

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Address: Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
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Small-Group Day Trip to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Avebury from London
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Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon wandering

This is a great place to take kids, where they can run and play all around the grounds while you read the various historical plaques. Gorgeous views of the entire region from up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing views over Salisbury and the surrounding countryside but not a huge amount to see inside for the entrance fee. You can walk around the outer Bailey of the ancient fortification for free but to enter the central Bailey costs around £5. There are a number of attraction boards giving information on the site but to make the most of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I'd wanted to visit Old Sarum for a while, Iron Age hillfort converted to a Norman Castle and with a medieval Cathedral thrown in for good measure. The sheer scale of the Iron Age fortifications were worth the visit alone. You hear a lot about "earthworks" and defences being a "bank and ditch" but you need no imagination to see... More 

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dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Its no wonder the Norman uped sticks and settle in New Sarum aka salisbury, its bleak and exposed especially when Mrs A and myself went! However on an earlier visit in the summer its great take a picnic and spend the day. Lots of history from Iron age, romans, saxons and normans. There might even be a display on at... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to take kids, where they can run and play all around the grounds while you read the various historical plaques. Gorgeous views of the entire region from up here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Could be better sign posted which surprised us for an important historical site. The ruins were actually more than we expected but mainly foundations. The price was reasonable when you consider how expensive English Heritage sites are.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been here before, got the members card. Lovely place to visit and see plus the dog can get about.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We were very impressed by the informative interpretation panels provided by English Heritage. This wonderful site was a Big Surprise, as we learned so much about the historical events on this very spot. A real Blast from the past. Easy to wander around, lots to see, very well presented. Easy car-parking helps. Great views over Salisbury Plain (which is why... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This place is great for killing a bit of time but it's not a main attraction. There's very little of the castle left but the grounds are well maintained and there's a couple of interesting boards to read. You can see Salisbury cathedral from the ruins too.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Wasn't quite sure what to expect when visiting Old Sarum. We walked around the ruins, the views were amazing. Quite expensive to visit the site. Need to visit this attraction on a clear dry day!

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A member of staff in Salisbury Museum recommended we visited Old Sarum and we did. There are 2 areas of interest: one has the remains of the old cathedral and the earthworks of an Iron Age hill fort; the other is what remains of a Norman castle. The former is free to view the other is managed by English Heritage... More 

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