Old Sarum Castle (Salisbury) Reviews
Newest Review: ... is in Salisbury Cathedrel. When the Romans discovered Old Serum they called it Soverodonium. Serum is windswept and open to the elements, it is visited by thousands of tourists each year on thire way to Stonehenge. On the banks there are lots of rabbit warrens, the rabbits only come out during the evenings when the tourists have vanished. Salisbury cathedrel was constructed from stones which were carried down from Serum. The clergy were desperate for a new cathdral, as the one up Serum was too windswept, and there was bickering with the army. Serum has a partly buried in moat which my cousin still managed to fall down! There is also ... more
Customer Old Sarum Castle (Salisbury) Reviews (3)
by - written on 12/07/02, updated on 16/07/02 (Somewhat useful, 433 readings)
Serum Castle is built upon a Bronze Age Hill settlement. It is called where the Five Rivers meet (read Serum by Edward Rutherford). There are no rooms at present as they are all runined, infact the whole structure is a runin. There was once a much smaller Cathedrel at Serum which was built by the Normans after Hastings. There was Queen Isabella up there who was imprisoned in the doungeon by her husband, who was king at the time. She was realeased when her son came to the throan. Thire tomb is in Salisbury Cathedrel. When the Romans discovered Old Serum they called it Soverodonium. Serum is windswept and open to the elements, it is visited by ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/11/01, updated on 07/11/01 (Very useful, 224 readings)
Not only is Old Sarum Castle a place of historic interest in its own right but throughout the year it holds numerous English Heritage events, which bring history to life and make a great day out. The Castle Old Sarum Castle is an earthwork near Salisbury, which was built in approximately 500 BC, in the Iron Age. In later years a castle and palace were built within the earthwork and in 1226, as with many castles a city began to spring up around the castle, then called New Sarum and now known as Salisbury. The Castle is now mainly ruins but if you visit you can see the earthwork, parts of the pre-historic fortress and buildings from the Norman ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/10/01, updated on 22/10/01 (Useful, 84 readings)
I have lived in Salisbury for many years, and one of the first places we used to go as children, was Serum Castle. The first time I went there was when I was at school, I believe we were doing something about knights and things, at at that time the only thing I knew about knights was when it got dark! I have been to the castle after it has been closed, not inside through. It is very windswept and is a good place to walk the dog. There is an excellent view across the countryside towards the Cathedral and there has also been some strange things seen along the old battlements at night. I think Queen Isabella was locked up there by her husband, and realeased by ... Read the complete review
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