Old Sarum


Old Sarum – the original Salisbury
The Iron Age Hillfort of Old Sarum is hard to miss as it rises up from the Salisbury plains. The impressive ramparts consist of two earth banks separated by a ditch.

First created around 400BC they were later heightened in either the late Iron Age or early Roman period.

Cross Old Sarum's wooden bridge and step into the heart of a once bustling medieval castle. Built around 1070 by William the Conqueror, it was here in 1086, that William gathered all the powerful men of England for a ceremony to assert his royal authority.

Building the castle in the middle of the old earthworks transformed the site. It created an inner set of fortifications which became home to a complex of towers, halls and apartments, and a huge bailey.
Stand in the footprint of Salisbury's original cathedral in the outer bailey of Old Sarum.

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