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Old Sarum

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All reviews english heritage castle ruins original cathedral information boards dog walking iron age surrounding countryside nice walk run around sunny day guide book worth a visit interesting place steeped in history entrance fee stonehenge tour national trust
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting place this old hill fort, but you can see a lot of the history surrounding it. Great views all round and they come free , but a small admission charge to the actual fort area. You can walk round the edge for free which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alank939
Reviewed 4 days ago

Southern England is chequered with history, and as an avid follower of English history, this is a venue that has to be on your bucketlist. Old Sarum is hugging the outskirts of Salisbury. This was a major centre of government and the earliest fortification was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Think I might be something of a Luddite! Old Sarum is obviously impressive, connected as it is to all that's nearby in Salisbury and it always amazes me that we can walk in the footsteps of people who have preceded us centuries before and this...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a pleasant hour touring the ruins - the story boards erected by English Heritage really help you imagine what the site must have looked like hundreds of years ago. It was very cold and exceptionally muddy, so stout shoes were the order of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank doasyouwldbedoneby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting worth a couple if hours visit. You can drive up but we walked it was an easy climb and stunning views . Lots of information at the castle and small Gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine G
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Really great place to walk around with fab views. Really helpful worker who gave us hints around what to do at the place. Great history around the site & defo a place to visit when in the area

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Denise M
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Old Sarum is an interesting hill fort, steeped in history and a lovey morning out... its even better viewed from the air, which I am lucky enough to do weekly when I fly from the nearby airfield. Worth a visit if you're in the area,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nonameuk80
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My children and their cousins rate this as one of the best places for a windy picnic with the most stunning views across Salisbury and beyond.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We visit Old Sarum a few times a year for walks... it's not a huge site but it's full of history. The ruins are lovely and the whole site is basic yet unspoilt, such a gem.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

My brother visiting for the day so took him on a speedy tour of Salisbury. No visit to Salisbury is complete with out starting at the beginning. Old Sarum Castle. Spectacular views. So easy to imagine how safe this fortification was 800 years ago. Plaques...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 9, 2018|
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Response from Anou-wandsworth | Reviewed this property |
Member - Join now Free Free Adult £5.20 £5.80 Child (5-17 years) £3.10 £3.50 Concession £4.70 £5.20 Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £13.50 £15.10
February 9, 2018|
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There’s a harvester essentially opposite
July 9, 2017|
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Response from cornishmac | Reviewed this property |
if you just want to see the ruins maybe 90 mins or so depending if you walk the surrounds. why not add in a picnic or visit the pub avross tne road. If you're trying to cram, combine with stonehenge and Salisbury city. Enjoy
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Bike rental for a couple of days in Salisbury? (5 Replies)
My 15 year old & I are visiting London for the first time in June. I am considering a stay in Salisbury for 2-3 days. It seems to be a good central location for some of the sights we would like to see. Relying on public transportation only (no car rental.) We would like to visit Stonehenge & possibly Avebury. We would also like to see Old Sarum, Old Wardour Castle, & Stourhead. Can we rent bicycles in Salisbury? Would it be possible to visit all of these places by bike? (keep in...More
January 19, 2017|
Response fromshannonshaq|
old sarum is easy from Salisbury Salisbury is not a very big city you can walk anywhear in Salisbury but the others by bike is a bit of a risk Stonehenge is about 9 miles from Salisbury but the roads are not good for bikes but you could go off road on the byways to Stonehenge that would be much safer avebury is a lot further on a bike would take you a day there and back and off road would take you across the army training area and that has its own risks I don't think that staying in...More
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Salisbury to Stonehenge/Old Sarum via tour bus or self-drive (5 Replies)
Hi everyone, In early April 2018 I will be staying in Salisbury for five nights with my parents. We will have a hire car with us. I'm debating whether we should drive to Stonehenge and the Old Sarum (combined entry fee of £21.30 per person) by ourselves, or catch a tour bus which has onboard commentary for £29. Is it just as easy self-driving and parking from Salisbury, or will the tour bus be easier and more informative/beneficial for the extra few pounds? Would appreciate any thoughts...More
November 04, 2017|
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The tour bus is excellent, although the distances involved are not great. Driving is a simple route, good parking, work to your own timing. If you are self driving note that there is a timed ticket system so either book in advance or possibly, just occasionally find a hold up at the ticket booth. The downside of the tour is that you have to work to their schedule (except for the last leg from Old Sarum to the city centre when you can board any bus), so there might be a nagging ‘should we...More
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Hello, next month, I am visiting Oxford for 3 weeks and I am planning to do several daytrips. I've done some research and apart from Coventry, Birmingham, Warwick and London, which I am surely visiting, I have found the following as possible places to visit for a day: Woodstock Bicester Blenheim Reading Newbury Henley-on-Thames Bristol Winchester Burford Windsor St Davids Derby Bourton-on-the-Water Salisbury Castle Combe Bath Avebury Cheltenham Bournemouth ...More
October 14, 2017|
Response fromPMQuestions|
Ah, but how do you plan to travel: car, train, cycle etc. It makes all the difference