After visiting the Stonehenge, we took the stonehenge tour bus to Old Sarum. There are two paths you can walk up; one very short and the other one very very long. We took the long way up, the route people go up to run. If...More
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Largely in ruins - and the cathedral is just an outline - but very atmospheric with a rich history dating from the original iron age enclosure. Worth getting a guide book a this adds to understanding and appreciation of the site. Visited at schools' half...More
Fabulous place. Having read Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd it was great to visit The actual site. A surprising amount of ruins remain on the motte although it must have been a very cold, inhospitable place to live if you were a lowly serf. Provides excellent...More
On route to Stonehenge and after some local research decided to visit Old Sarum as well. Beautifully preserved castle relic, whats left of the original buildings which are nearly 900 years old is amazing. Steeped in history with information boards around giving you all the...More
After learning that Eleanor of Acquitane lived here, I HAD to check out Granny's place. I loved it and it gave me such a powerful connection to the history of this part of England.
Go on a guided tour of Salisbury Cathedral first, for context, and do a little reading about the site beforehand. Plan to spend an hour longer than you had expected, and bring a camera with a good lens. Try to time your visit during good...More
I walk the dog up here all the time. It's a magical place with a fantastic history. Wonderful open space with great views across Harnham and Salisbury. The castle is English Heritage and costs to enter over the drawbridge but you can walk the outside...More
For the views alone this has to be worth £2 parking at English heritage car park on site (refundable if you have full admission to the monument). Great as you have limited access to the perimeter and grounds of the site for free anyway. Highly...More
Knowledgeable staff and well thought out information posts scattered throughout the surprisingly large site meant this was more than simply an educational visit, it was a fun one too!
Originally an Iron Age hillfort with a combined mixture of prehistoric remains and later occupation of a Norman palace , castle and cathedral to explore . A beautiful view of local landscape overlooking the Wiltshire countryside . If you wish one can also combine this...More