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Old Sarum

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Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
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All reviews english heritage castle ruins information boards original cathedral dog walking iron age surrounding countryside nice walk run around sunny day guide book worth a visit interesting place entrance fee steeped in history walk around stonehenge tour
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had read about old Sarum before visiting Salisbury and thought it sounded interesting. Even though it had been raining and was quite a windy day we enjoyed our visit. We received a warm welcome from the guide and were given interesting and helpful information...More

Thank Bexster_uk
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fabulous place to explore with young children who will love the ramparts , but please keep an eye on them if you are in the main castle as the drops from the walls are steep! I visit at least 3 times a...More

Thank 1956BarbaraT
Reviewed 5 days ago

A piece of history, the beginning of Salisbury, ruins creating atmosphere. Lovely walk around the grounds, informative plaques give you some background history. Good to experience it in person. Lovely views, nice walk around the property through a grove of trees, and most importantly dogs...More

Thank sarana919
Reviewed 5 days ago

As we were ending a near two month latest England stay, we headed to EH's Old Sarum site and enjoyed a visit there seeing what is spoken of so well by others here. During our time at the site, we encountered a couple we found...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really interesting site just 10mins outside of the city. Excellent, informative boards as we walked around with a good guide book to buy if you fancy more info. For us, we would not have visited if we could not have taken the dog, so thanks....More

Thank kairosLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to spend the day. Staff were really helpful. I thought the kids might be a bit too young (3&5) but they loved it. Well worth a visit

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a 'trippy' place to go. After seeing documentaries on it, being there, in real life, was quite the experience. Stellar views, wind whipping across the plains, huge old trees on the property, and the ruins really added atmosphere to the whole experience. We history...More

Thank Lorraine N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often have a walk around some of the ruins. The edging can be a little rocky and the path is slim in places. Great place to bring young children, dogs but there is alot of walking envolved. There is a spacious carpark with public...More

Thank ldenny96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I truly wanted to visit Old Sarum and I wasn't let down. I realize it is just a hill and some ruins but it was magical to me. Desolate. Cragy. Quiet. Peaceful. I will confess that the people exercising their dogs was just an added...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing insight into how Salisbury was before being ‘moved’ to its present location from old Sarum. The footprint of the Cathedral that increased in size over the years was fascinating. A lovely place to walk, a few more benches wouldn’t go amiss to admire...More

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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!
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