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I visited as part of a hop-on hop-off bus trip. Entry was included in the ticket.
Take the time to really wander through the ruins. Read all the interpretive signs. They help to understand the site.
It was an enlightening experience to look at the remains of the castle and a very enjoyable walk around the edge of the old castle. We had a picnic overlooking the views across to Salisbury and the cathedral. 360 degrees of beautiful countryside.
We had heard about Old Sarum as the fort before Salisbury--dating back a thousand years and more--and had seen the structure from the Spire of Salisbury Cathedral. Thus, on our way out of Salisbury, we thought we would pay a short visit. Little did we...More
English heritage site. very interesting .spectacular views. Good information points all around the site. The nearby airfield was a bonus as a lo of old airplanes flew over the site as well as seeing some parachute drops
Having read the book "Sarum" many years ago, I made sure to add Old Sarum to our itinerary during our tour of the UK. The displays set throughout the ruins were very informative and gave a interesting look at Old Sarum through the ages. The...More
We've lived in Salisbury most of our lives and only visited Old Sarum on a couple of occasions.
The place is, of course, in ruins, maybe you could say "it'll look great when it's finished" . There was a time that it was finished, the...More
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