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Old Sarum

Address: Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
Phone Number: 01722 335398
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Ranked #9 of 26 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Ruins of an ancient celtic settlement, years later the romans took the place and built some kind of fort , worth a visit. From Salisbury you can take a bus tour to it, the prices are not high and you will have a very good day going from one place to another in the bus. If you are lucky and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

First visit, on a beautifully clear day. Could see for miles around. We paid to have a look around the main historical site, which was well maintained with lots of information. Retrospectively, we should have got a guide book, for more detail. I think it is a popular place for a weekend walk +/- dogs, as the rest of the... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A great site with a lot of history. Starting off as an iron age hill fort and developed by subsequent rulers, ending up as a pretty impressive castle. Now a ruin, it takes quite a bit of imagination to envisage what it would have been like. There are a fairly sparse number of information boards which tell you about the... More 

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Run by English Heritage - the site is very derelict as when the city was moved permission was given to use the building material. However, there is still an extensive amount there and you can clearly see the original cathedral outlined. Views are stunning - no photographs could do justice to them. The information boards are excellent and give a... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

While the ancient hilltop settlement is long gone, this English Heritage site is still an interesting place for a short visit. The views of the surrounding countryside from atop the hill are very nice, and the ruins are interesting to explore. Although you must pay to enter the ancient ruins, parking is free. When we were there in late summer,... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Even though it was blowing a gale and raining, the site didn't fail to impress when we arrived. The information signs are good but the guide book really helps understand the different remains. Plenty of walking around the ruins within and around the English Heritage site. When the sun came out the views across Salisbury were lovely.

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We bought a package that included the bus out to Stonehenge and admission to both Stonehenge and Old Sarum. While there is not a lot of the castle left (generally carted away to build other things), the iron age hillside fort is very interesting for the views of the surrounding country-side.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A nice place to go for a walk and interesting stuff to see whether or not you pay to go into the central bit.

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Oslo, Norway
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

An ancient hill fort which became the first site of the city of Salisbury complete eith cathedral until the whole city moved to the new site down by the river Avon in the Middle Ages.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Not much left to see, Henry VIII made sure of that! However, the setting is brilliant and the history inescapable. The car park near the top of the hill makes the visit so much easier. The interpretative boards offer enough information to make the wal around the castle and palace well worth it. The views from all parts of the... More 

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