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Old Sarum

  • Old Sarum
  • Old Sarum
  • Old Sarum
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Discover the story of the original Salisbury and take the family for a day out to Old Sarum, 2 miles north of where the city stands now. The mighty Iron Age hill fort was where the first cathedral once stood and the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark.

Today, 5,000 years of history are told through graphic interpretation panels on site. Families, heritage lovers and walkers can enjoy a great value day out at Old Sarum- you could even bring a picnic and enjoy the fantastic views across the Wiltshire countryside. The gift shop has a delicious range of ice-creams and exclusive English Heritage gifts and produce. Wooden bows and arrows are also on sale to help the kids imagine what life was like all those years ago!

Don't Miss

  • The spectacular view from the ramparts at Old Sarum to the 'new' cathedral in the centre of Salisbury
  • Our interesting interpretation panels bringing 5,000 years of history to life
  • Old Sarum's literary connections- you can buy some of the famous books written about the site in our shop

Events At Old Sarum

  • Archaeology Weekend

    Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 2014

    Willing adventurers required to join our experts and learn all about artefacts from the castle. Discover how these artefacts were found, and how we are preserving them for the enjoyment of future generations.

  • Heroes and Villains

    Wed 06 & Thu 07 Aug 2014

    Could you be a fearsome outlaw? Your training starts here! Take up your bow and arrow, be amazed by the myths and legends surrounding our favourite rogues and plan your own ambush.

  • Knights and Princesses

    Wed 13 & Thu 14 Aug 2014

    Join our academy for budding knights and princesses, with hands-on medieval fun. Transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady with tips on everything from curtsies to combat.

Shop and Publications

     

Prices and opening times

directions

Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire - SP1 3SD (Directions)

Membership

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