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Address: Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 335398
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Wonderful views of the surrounding countryside

You can really imagine that you've stepped back in time here if you spend some time just soaking up the atmosphere, iron age fort, a castle .... so much history. Just don't go on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can really imagine that you've stepped back in time here if you spend some time just soaking up the atmosphere, iron age fort, a castle .... so much history. Just don't go on a windy cold day, it's so exposed, and all the dog walkers a nuisance.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

went to this place on a wet and windy day but it did not spoil are family day out. if you like your history then its a nice place to go. car park is free and they have loos. person in shop was very helpful and friendly. if your a English heritage member its free.Its a nice place to give... More 

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Devon, UK
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a lovely place to visit on a dry day as there is no where to shelter if it's wet. If you haven't got a car then it is about a 30 minute walk out of the Centre of Salisbury and it is in lovely countryside with plenty of walks around the area. The attraction itself is interesting, being... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were undecided whether to visit here or not but I'm glad we did! Was great to see the old ruins and use your imagination to what it once looked like. Good information boards scattered around the site.

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Thank Shonbirds
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place, such a nice walk and soak up the countryside and history. Excellent views of the city and cathedral. Castle entry like you would expect for national heritage, so kept to the outer rings which is free.

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Thank Ruth C
Darwin, Australia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Old Sarum on a wonderful sunny day which really bought the amazing out in this ruin. A short stroll from town. Well worth the visit.

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Thank WorthyTravels
Cobham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Sarum is known by most of people as an example of rotton brough, which until 1832 sent an MP to Westminster. Despite the fact no one lived there I knew it somewhere in England, but no idea where now. I have actually been there what is well the ruins of a castle which interesting but perhaps what is impressive... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think most people come here as part of a tour, including Stonehenge. We came because we have family in Salisbury. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. This is a place where your imagination has to take over and in that lies the joy of the visit. Many adults don't want this, they want to be entertained. This is Salisbury in... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Sarum is where the Cathedral used to be before they moved it to it's current position. They moved it because it was too exposed up there, so expect it to be windy, it nearly always is! You can pay to get into the main bit (which you should do because it helps pay for the upkeep). But even if... More 

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Thank Pinotnoirgirl
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a major attraction which should be open far longer than it is now. In summer it closes at 5ish, preventing the public from accessing a wonderful scenic spot in the evening. English Heritage is not making the best use of this site.

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