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“Visit this when at Salisbury” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Sarum

Old Sarum
Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
01722 335398
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Ranked #8 of 27 attractions in Salisbury
Type: Historic Sites
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“Visit this when at Salisbury”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This place was the so we visited this before the "new" cathedral.We found it very interesting, with good information concerning the ruins.The staff in the shop/entrance were very friendly. Not to be missed.

Visited December 2013
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“Ruins.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

There was very little to see. I know that it wasn't that expensive to get in but basically there was nothing to see.

Visited July 2013
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Colorado Springs
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“Great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The ruins are interesting, but the main reason to go there is for the view. You can understand why the Romans and later rulers of the area chose this site. It is an English Heritage site and as such is free to members, has a small gift shop where you can purchase snacks and in the winter sample Mead which is also available for purchase.

Visited December 2013
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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“A wonderful afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Old Sarum nestles to the North of the modern Salisbury. This EH property is open to everyone, with only the inner bastion where you need to pay. The car park and outer bank and ditches are free for people to roam and enjoy. The early cathedral is also on site with the footprint outlined in the grass for visitors.

Walk around the out walls for a wonderful view of modern Salisbury and it's stunning cathedral.

Visited November 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular view but freezing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This was a great discovery and well worth the entrance fee. With the fabulous views of the Wiltshire countryside and the chilling wind it was really quite spiritual and a lovely peaceful place to imagine the life back then. Great for a relaxing stroll.

Visited December 2013
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