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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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Iron age fort, occupied by the Romans, Saxons and Normans

Stunning views across the surrounding countryside. Lots of history here but its difficult to imagine what it once looked like. The grounds contain the ruins of the original... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Chatham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Though all that is left are wall fill and footings, it is still a wonderful experience to be on the site. A lovely panorama of the surrounding area and a good overlook of Salibury. Save yourself the hassle of driving and take a RED tour bus.

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Lots of atmosphere. Beautiful views. Able to clearly see the lines of the old Roman roads. The original cathedral remains are very interesting. The keep and defences are interesting.

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

The site was occupied throughout the ages from the Iron age over the Romans till nearby Salisbury was build (several possible reasons are given for the move of the cathedral, from shoddy construction, lack of water to animosity between state and church). The hill is quite impressive from the bus ride toward it, showing clearly the iron age ditch fortifications... More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Stunning views across the surrounding countryside. Lots of history here but its difficult to imagine what it once looked like. The grounds contain the ruins of the original Salisbury Cathedral

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit on a sunny day, the views are fantastic. It is amazing to imagine how the castle must have looked in the past. Worth a visit if you are into historic sites or like views over the countryside.

Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Old Sarum is on the outskirts of Salisbury and is well worth a visit. The views are stunning and the ruins worth seeing. Parking is free and admission fees very reasonable. It is really worth walking around the top of the moat where there is a suitable path to do this, On a clear day you can see for miles... More 

Newcastle Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Half an hour stride out from Salisbury is old Sarum (there is parking if you drive). If you are interested in history, a member of English Heritage (free to members) or just want a picnic area with views then it's worth a visit. It's very much in ruins but the information boards give an idea of the structure and history... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

if you do your homework about tis place before you arrive then you'll go some way to getting the idea of what's under your feet, its not a bored teenager kind of place and is open to the elements at all angles and levels. 80% trees and grass

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A good spot to get a great view of Salisbury and the surrounding country side. The guides and information on the history of the site was well laid out and gave the visitor a solid understanding of what was there and why. It was easy, given the drawings supplied, to imagine how this castle looked and the environment it supported.... More 

Verwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Fantastic views of Salisbury and surrounding districts. We are members of English Heritage so it's free. You can still walk around the area without paying entrance fees. It's worth a visit. It would be great to go for a picnic in good weather.


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