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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Sarum by using our Salisbury itinerary planning app.
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  • It’s quite a nice place to visit, went here after my coffee and cake at Boston Tea Party (which was fantastic). Was cold today and I walked around in a short period of time before I had to go...  more »
  • It was great exercise to walk up to Old Sarum from Salisbury town. You have to book before entering the castle which we hadn't done but I did purchase tickets sitting outside the entrance on my...  more »
  • A truly great place to walk, or take your dog's, especially young children(although be wary on putter path with real youngsters as a very severe drop into dry moat?). Old ruins, fantastic views and if you pay to go into walled area to see old castle ruins.
  • Good historical site. A couple of information boards to read, but could do with more to go into the details. An audio tour would be good. The pay gate is hidden in the entrance of the old castle, but the site contains quite a bit more (such as the cathedral). Is annoying you have to pay for parking as well as entrance, but there are some good walks to it.

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