Address: Old Sarum, Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3SD
Phone Number: 01722 335398
Website: Visit the Old Sarum website.
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Old Sarum is the site of an Iron Age hill fort, with the remains of a castle and a cathedral and is North of Salisbury in Wiltshire.
An Iron Age hill fort, set in 29 acres of grass chalk land, is the setting for the remains of a number of structures relating to the history of Salisbury. There is the earthworks of the original hill-fort, dating from around 400BC and the shell of the 11th and 12th century parts of a castle including a keep, gatehouse, courtyard house and a chapel. Salisbury’s first cathedral, last used in the 13th century, was also here and it’s layout has been marked out in the ground in cement.
To explain the history and usage of the site and how things might have looked at various intervals there are informational panels at the mound’s points of interest. Guided tours available for groups at additional cost.
- Free car parking.
- Shop selling gifts, books, local produce, ice creams and souvenirs.
- Vending machine with hot drinks and snacks.
- Harvester pub opposite.
- Picnics welcome.
- Dogs welcome (on a lead in castle).
- Please visit the Old Sarum website for opening times and prices.
Ticket Prices – Without Gift Aid:
- Member – Free
- Adults – £4.80
- Children (5-15 yrs) – £2.90
- Concession – £4.30
- Family (2 adults, 3 children) – £12.50
Prices and opening hours correct as at March 2018.
Before you start your journey to Old Sarum for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.