Old Sarum

Old Sarum is now open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. Tickets are available to book now. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There will be other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.

Welcome to Old Sarum

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. Click here to book your visit.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Iron Age Hill Fort - The Iron Age Hill Fort is open for you to enjoy while keeping to social distancing rules.
  • Old Sarum grounds - Our 29 acres of grassland are open for you to enjoy while keeping to social distancing rules. 
  • Shop – The shop will be open from 4 July offering a range of gifts and souvenirs. There will be a one-way system in place and we encourage contactless payment. You can also visit our online shop.
  • Toilets - Our toilets are open as usual. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available across the site.
  • Car park - Visitors will require a booking to park in the car park so we can maintain social distancing. 
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Guidebook: Old Sarum

Price: £4.00

 Timeline

Middle Iron Age (About 400 BC)Outer Defences

The outer ramparts are probably built to protect residents and livestock from danger.

AD 43-Early 4th CenturyRoman Occupation

Old Sarum (Sorviodunum) is continuously occupied during the Roman period. Two major settlements flourish outside the ramparts.

Find out more about the history of Old Sarum

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