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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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Lovely views over Salisbury, interesting remains of castle and original cathedral.

Magnificent views, historically interesting and a great place to visit with the kids. Legend has it that the current Salisbury Cathedral is sited on the spot where the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Magnificent views, historically interesting and a great place to visit with the kids. Legend has it that the current Salisbury Cathedral is sited on the spot where the best archer shot an arrow from the old cathedral site up on top of the hill. Seems a rather long way to me, but I am no expert!

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit, take a picnic and enjoy the views of Salisbury. We visit quite regularly as members of English Heritage. There are a number of events on over the summer holidays for all the family. Check out their website for info.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Its nice for people who like history but not so much as its just a big castle. Yes there is some explanation etc but not as expected.....but very close to Stonehenge and therefore go for it if you go to Henge !!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice place to get a great panoramic overview of the area. The remainders of the buildings are not vey interesting.

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Charlotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's a 2 1/4 mile walk along the Riverwalk and then through fields to Old Sarum. On a pretty day, it's a great way to get there. Once at Old Sarum, the views over the valley and back towards Salisbury are spectacular. One can tour the old castle for a price, but we chose not to do that, based on... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A great place for children and adults alike. Lots to do and plenty of information to support your visit. On specific days there are activities for children to take part in such as finding skeletons and trying to work out what sort of person it may be or from what period he/she came from. Our two boys really enjoyed it!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Walking to Old Sarum along the River Walk is the way to see Old Sarum. And if you're tired out after that, the bus ride home is easy and inexpensive. The views of Salisbury are the perfect reward.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A little disappointed with the old castle remains, but then the weather was unseasonably cold and wet so that didn't help. The highlight was a talk on excavating human remains with a model skeleton presented with rel enthusiasm. The remains of the castle and old cathedral however were mostly at ground level so outlined with where it might have been.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited Old Sarum Castle on our way into Salisbury. The approach is very narrow but you arrive at a good carpark with toilets. You can walk round the lower area and old cathedral site without paying the admission. Going into the castle there is a small shop but no café facilities. The castle has many information boards so what... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The Historical Society had done a great job to prepare this site for viewing. Crazy old! Check their website for particular festivals and children activities. Wasn't crowded at all when we were there. And if you like skydiving ... Just look up and you will see plenty of action. Must be quite a view in the way down. Worth a... More 

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Address: Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 335398
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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