Old Sarum

Unearth over 2,000 years of history

Climb the mighty ramparts for views over the Wiltshire plains and imagine the once thriving town of Old Sarum.

Stand in the footprint of Salisbury's original cathedral, conquer the royal castle which stood high on the motte, and discover the awe-inspiring Iron Age hill fort where it all began. Unearth over 2,000 years of history and find out how the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark on this impressive landscape.

Things to see and do

  • Explore the Iron Age Hillfort
  • The Royal Castle - A courtyard house within the inner bailey of the castle at Old Sarum in Wiltshire
  • Beautiful paths that can be found on the 19 acres of grass chalkland that surround Old Sarum in Wiltshire

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Old Sarum is a 45 minute drive from Bournemouth.


  • Castle Road
  • Salisbury
  • Wiltshire
  • SP1 3SD