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Old Sarum is now in ruins high up on a hill top overlooking the newer town of Salisbury. An Iron Age hillfort which was successively occupied by the Romans, Saxons and the Normans who built a Royal Castle and Cathedral here. Over the centuries its' population dwindled to a handful of people who, until the Reform act of 1832, still elected their own MP. Lack of water and exposure to the elements forced the occupants of Old Sarum to abandon their living quarters and create New Sarum - Salisbury as we know it today. From the Ramparts you can get some fantastic views over Salisbury and beyond!

Old Sarum is in the care of English Heritage. There is a nice little gift shop at the entrance which sells guide books for Old Sarum.

Admission fees;
Adults: 3.70
Children: 2.20 (5-15yrs)
Concessions: 3.30
English Heritage Member Cost: Free

Address: Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3SD
Phone: +44 1722 335398
Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/old-sarum/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 16, 2011
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