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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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Small-Group Day Trip to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Avebury from London
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very interesting not too big

we were there this morning, was good, if you like history, if you like to walk around and discover places where 5000years ago was life and forward the years people build castles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An absolutely fascinating place. I've lived around here for years and revisited after multiple years and I was blown away by it all. It's amazing how much hard work and dedication went in to old Sarum all those years ago. Worth a visit if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We planned a weekend visit to stonehenge and the surrounding area we were not disappointed , after visiting the stones we went exploring and found this amazing attraction loved walking around and imagining what it would be like to see it in its full glory. We recommend a visit

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Misrepresented in photos. Actually an old castle that is virtually worn down to nothing. Barely even has partial walls standing. Other than having a nice vantage point of Salisbury, it is a waste of time and money.

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Maitland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We loved this visit as the view from the old castle is magic. We now fully understand why it was built at this location by William the Conquerer. Our earlier visit to Salisbury Cathedral also helped us understand the ancient history of this place.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

we were there this morning, was good, if you like history, if you like to walk around and discover places where 5000years ago was life and forward the years people build castles and made a big circle hole. you have to go in it and visit it. I really liked. beautiful landscape, peaceful time.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We spent a nice hour or so wandering around the crumbling ruins and enjoying the lovely views from the Old Sarum grounds. It’s not expensive at all to get in, bit of a sell to sign up to English Heritage but not as much as a hard sell as we’d recently experienced with National Trust. The ruins don’t leave that... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Old Sarum is popular for history buffs, families not interested in history but like old ruins and plenty of space to picnic and run about; and dog walkers. The views from the outer rings are spectacular, atmosphere special and lots of good fresh air!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Walking around the crumbled walls is decadent for history lovers, its settlements stretching across Millenia. A must for a view back over to Salisbury Cathedral, as you get to realise just how grand the spire really is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

A family favourite of ours for a walk at weekends and if you walk just around the outside it's free and you can take in the great views of salisbury :)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

To be fair it is probably King Henry VIII's fault as he allowed the stones from this amazing old historic site to be taken away so that all that is left now is just a shadow of the grandeur that it must once have been. And there lies the problem. Despite all the explanations given in the guide books and... More 

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Additional Information about Old Sarum

Address: 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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