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Review of Old Sarum

Old Sarum
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Small-Group Day Trip to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Avebury from London
Ranked #6 of 76 things to do in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 31, 2013

It was very, very windy, with clear sky, which made it not the best for the visit. It is a bit of a walk up from the carpark over the moat and then you are walking on the grassed mounds where the castle wall remains are. The staff were friendly and there are toilets in the car park.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

This site of an Iron Age fort, Roman military station, Plantagenet palace, and cathedral/bishop’s palace complex is an essential primer for understanding the subsequent development of Salisbury along the Avon River below. Only the rock piles of walls and foundations remain, but they still give a sense of the impressive structures that were once there. Even by their layout − with the church facilities intentionally separated from the palace and left almost defenseless to attacks by enemies or common marauders − it’s apparent that kings and bishops were often at odds in the thirteenth century. Salisbury and its magnificent cathedral sprang directly from the schism that’s apparent in the remnants of Old Sarum. Plus, it’s a lovely place to picnic or stroll on a sunny afternoon.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was a cute place to visit after Stonehenge if you take one of the tours. There isn't much to it- but the views are very beautiful and if you want to take a picnic this would be a good place for it!

There were a few people walking their dogs and I would think it would be very pretty at sunset...

Read up on the history before hand if you want to make it a better experience...
And they do have a few cute souvenirs- but the shop is smaller than the one at Stonehenge.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Fantastic location. Brilliant for a good stroll around with family, friends and a pet doggy. There are various tracks you can walk around Old Sarum. You also have the old cathedral and town ruins. Amazing views over Salisbury and Amesbury. Lots of wildlife. Rabbits, goats, sheep and cows. They run lots of events throughout the year.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Just decided to get off the bus on the way back from Stonehenge and what a great decision that was. It really gave us a feel of how it would have been way back then. You can actually see the layout from where the ditches where right up to where the castle and main buildings were. No crowds and you can wander at leisure.

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