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“Fair visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Old Sarum

Old Sarum
Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
01722 335398
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Ranked #9 of 23 Attractions in Salisbury
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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“Fair visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Old Sarum is best visited in warm weather. Most of it is not still standing so you walk a lot and imagine where bldgs were standing. However the countryside is beautiful.

Visited November 2012
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The place is really nice, and it is possible to see the grounds of the castle and the cathedral. However, it is a little bit dissapointing, because the ancient castle is destroyed, and the visit can be made really fast.

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“Nice walk!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

My family and I went for a walk in Old Sarum this afternoon, great place to go! Make sure you visit it if you go to Salisbury!

Visited October 2012
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“Hilltop fortress”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Not much is left of this hilltop fortress. It was interesting to see what lengths medieval rulers went to stay safe. But what really was phenomenal was the view from the hilltop. Beautiful views of Salisbury & the catherdral. On a warm sunny afternoon, it was a beautiful outing to walk around Old Sarum.

Visited September 2012
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“Don't Miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

If you are on the hop on and off Stonehenge bus, don't miss hopping off at Old Sarum. Iron Age site where Saxons, Romans and Normans all had their time. Run by the English Heritage Trust, this is a wonderful site with tremendous history and killer views of Salisbury ("New" Sarum). Great place for a picnic, too, although the winds were 35 mph the day we were there. The staff provided excellent information for the visit. Old Sarum topped Stonehenge in our book.

Visited September 2012
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