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Old Sarum, Salisbury

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Historic Site Landmark
Discover the story of the original Salisbury at Old Sarum, where Romans, Normans, and Saxons have all left their historical mark. The outdoor site contains evidence of human habitation as early as 3000 BC. Enjoy the views across the Wiltshire countryside while exploring 5,000 years of history through graphic interpretation panels. Get more out of your visit by printing out the Step Inside activity pack--which is full of games and activities--and completing it onsite. Old Sarum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Salisbury Edition.
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  • Lovely site and views...visited wth wife and dog and went into castle ruins.....very pleased we took the time to visit.  more »
  • My other half and I love our history, so paid a visit to this ancient site. The weather on June 5th was windy and rainy so we didn't enter to the inner sanctum and thus pay, we strolled around the hug...  more »
  • Totally unbelievable place. The history plagues are very useful to give you an insight into the ruins. Views are to die for. Great family place to have a picnic at. Heaps of space for the kids to run,...  more »
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  • +JMJ Totally fascinated by the opportunity to tread upon the ruins of an ancient castle and to walk around expansive, beautiful and pastoral grounds. In reading some of the other reviews, I don't remember the availability of facilities (thanks to all for this information) because I was so in awe of my surroundings and maximized my time with my tour guide British friends by exploring every nook and cranny of places visited. Old Sarum's atmosphere was that of peace, tranquility and very scenic landscape. I am sure if we had had the time, we could have enjoyed a leisurely picnic. It was so very beautiful!
  • An interesting trip to a once important stronghold from the past. Now a ruin dismantled and demolished many years ago old Sarum would have once been a grand residence for the royal family. The views of the surrounding area are lovely. A fun visit but only for 2-3 hours not somewhere to spend a whole day. There is parking provided and toilet facilities by the car park. They have a small shop on site where souvenirs and snacks can be bought.
  • Amazing place to rest between Stonehenge and Salisbury... You can take some good pictures... You can see the cathedral from here! Pay attention in everywhere, you will find many details in the ruins... You Must Go... The ticket that you buy in the bus att Salisbury allow you to get there with any other cost.
  • Old town fortified ruin on heritage site. Good views. Worth a look. Close to Stonehenge.
  • Very interesting. Well worth the visit. Unusual loos.

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The center of the city offers accommodations in preserved historical buildings as well as modern hotels. less expensive lodging is scattered throughout the city, providing convenient locations at reduced costs. Consider a stay near Salisbury Cathedral for a peaceful and scenic visit.
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