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The South Sights

Old Sarum

  • Off A345 Map It
  • Salisbury
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 05/28/2014

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Massive earthwork ramparts in a bare sweep of Wiltshire countryside are all that remain of this impressive Iron Age hill fort, which was successively taken over by Romans, Saxons, and Normans (who built a castle and cathedral within the earthworks). The site was still fortified in Tudor times, though the population had mostly decamped in the 13th century for the more amenable site of New Sarum, or Salisbury. You can clamber over the huge banks and ditches and take in the bracing views over the chalk downland to Salisbury Cathedral.

Sight Information


Off A345, 2 miles north of Salisbury, Salisbury, SP1 3SD, England

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Sight Details:

  • £4
  • Apr.–June and Sept–Oct., daily 10–5; July and Aug., daily 9–6; Nov. –Mar., daily 10–4

Updated 05/28/2014


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