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Old Sarum

Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
01722 335398
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Ranked #8 of 29 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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Knoxville TN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Bring a warm jacket and wear sturdy shoes because you can climb and walk around the acres of old Sarum for hours. There are some excellent guide books to enhance the experience and a lovely, large pub (a Harvester pub) right across the street. If you're still feeling fit, it's just a 2 mile walk (down hill) into Salisbury.

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Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Definitely worth seeing if you are visiting Salisbury and its surroundings. Impressive remnants of the castle and old Salisbury, information boards about individual parts of the castle showing pictures of life in the Middle Ages. And beautiful views of the countryside. Nice and helpful staff. A large car park (cars only) in the immediate vicity as well as toilets.

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Mid Wales
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place is steeped in history and is a must if you're visiting the Salisbury area. Iron Age Hillfort, Romans, site of Norman Castle -- the Domesday Book was compiled here, apparently; site of cathedral.... until it gathered up its skirts and took itself off to Salisbury. Magnificent site, great interpretation, wonderful views. This is real history, don't miss it.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wonderful place! Only £4.00 and we went on a cold rainy and windy day and still enjoyed the experience. To see all the countryside around and marvel that some of the Castle is still there! The place is informative with historical facts which tell you all you need to know and close by is the position of the first Cathedral... More

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Oxted
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Well work a visit as its steeped in history and you can get a good walk in as well. Parking was not easy as it was very popular.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Such an interesting site to walk around and the views ......... we visited on a beautiful day with fantastic cloud formations. We also watched the parachutists descending from the sky and visited the English Heritage site in the centre. So much history and atmosphere.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited the Old Sarum in our motorhome and was pleased to find that we were able to park in the free parking (toilets here too). There is a charge to visit the castle, but you can walk around the lower part of the site without paying the entrance fee. We did visit the castle and enjoyed the fantastic views... More

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melb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great views from the top...interesting castle ruins. Shame the original cathedral is no longer. Must read "Sarum" before you go!

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