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Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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. Wow!

Thank JaymieOK
Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Lesley G
Reviewed yesterday

A really interesting place to visit. The sense of history when walking around this place was amazing. A must if you are able to get there.

Thank 5usanTony
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Jj G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site, though in ruins holds a unique place in Christian worship along with its role in English history. It is a shame it is in such disrepair.

Thank RicOlsen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place just outside of Salisbury is very interesting and beautiful, it has a great view and shows you some of the historical background of the city.

Thank SupEvan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was bought here regularly as a child, and now bring my own children. It is great to have such a big open space to run around, and for kids to see the history but without the risk of damage

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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