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Old Sarum

Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
+44 1722 335398
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Small-Group Day Trip to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Avebury from London
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“english heritage” (132 reviews)
“castle ruins” (29 reviews)
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Castle Road, Salisbury SP1 3SD, England
+44 1722 335398
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank korapim
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Stewart M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Jedijacka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Viki F
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Radiantkd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank frozenrice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank MrDew1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank harveas63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank TinaPJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Anthony O
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10 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