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Old Sarum

Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
+44 1722 335398
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Small-Group Day Trip to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Avebury from London
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“english heritage” (132 reviews)
“castle ruins” (31 reviews)
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Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
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+44 1722 335398
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"english heritage"
in 132 reviews
"castle ruins"
in 31 reviews
"information boards"
in 47 reviews
"original cathedral"
in 37 reviews
"dog walking"
in 14 reviews
"iron age fort"
in 12 reviews
"an iron"
in 13 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 33 reviews
"run around"
in 15 reviews
"nice walk"
in 23 reviews
"sunny day"
in 42 reviews
"guide book"
in 18 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 55 reviews
"interesting place"
in 14 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 28 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 17 reviews
"walk around"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit, the site has been used from the Iron Age, as a Hill Fort, through Roman Occupation, as a Norman Fort, before finally being abandoned in medieval times when the city relocated to it's present location. Visitors can view the remains of...More

Thank Neil H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just outside Salisbury is Old Sarum which is where the first Castle and Cathedral were situated before everyone moved to Salisbury. It has a lot of history on the site. It is English Heritage costing £5.80 for adults or free for Members. The £2 parking...More

Thank Nigel B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you just want a walk or you want to pay to get into the castle this is a lovely place. We walked around the outer mound and then went into the area with the cathedral ruins and the kids loved it. We then paid...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning, it was windy and cold but the views amazing. The information boards were such a help.

Thank NannyBear141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were just passing and thought well go on then. We’re glad we did. This site is bigger than it first looks. There’s the castle to see and then the site of the old Abbey. It would be a great place to have a picnic...More

Thank garytoplis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Old Sarum as a part of the Stonehenge Tour from Salisbury. It was ok, but we didn’t feel there was much to see. It is really old and there’s not much left of it. Even with the help of the...More

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An original Norman castle now in ruins but with a real feeiing for history, There is a charge to walk around the actual ruins but here is loads of space beyond this which is free of charge for you your kids and your dogs to...More

Thank 509Martin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside of the main town of Salisbury but very easy to get to. This is the place that Salisbury Cathedral was first imagined over 800 yrs ago. Children will love the experience and others the beautiful walks around this old Ancient place so don't...More

Thank Frances D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a walk from a short 20 minutes to something longer. There is also a pub near by to have a drink afterwards.

Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated just a few miles outside Salisbury, between Salisbury and Stonehenge, don't miss Old Sarum for a more complete view of Salisbury history. Fascinating history atop this. hill overlooking the current city of Salisbury - Old Sarum was the original site of "Salisbury" and the...More

Thank URIguy
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ChristineandThomas
9 February 2018|
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Response from Viki F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking, no to coffee shop or pub. Take a picnic!
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startinginchicago
9 July 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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