|OLD SARUM CASTLE||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3SD|
The massive Iron Age hillfort of Old Sarum (Old Salisbury) was reused by the Romans, Saxons and Normans, before growing into one of the most flourishing settlements in medieval England.
This fascinating and dramatic site contains the ruins of a castle, cathedral and Bishop's Palace.
From the Iron Age ramparts there are fine views of the surrounding countryside, an ideal spot for a picnic.
A guide book and souvenirs are available from the on site shop.
Look out for Special Events throughout the summer.
Pick up a copy of our Special Events Diary at any English Heritage Site or call 0870 333 1181.
|OLD WARDOUR CASTLE||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6RR|
The unusual hexagonal ruins of Old Wardour Castle stand serenely in its lakeside setting, protected by acres of woodland.
But this beguiling scene of tranquillity masks a blood thirsty past - a terrible battle was fought here in 1643 when Parliamentarian forces besieged the castle for several weeks.
By the time the occupants surrendered, the damage to the castle was extensive.
An audio tour brings to life the castles long history.
Today, surrounded by landscaped gardens which include an elaborate rockwork grotto, Old Wardour Castle is a picturesque location for picnics and a relaxing day out.
Pick up a copy of our special events diary at any English Heritage site or call 0870 333 1181.
|FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|Nr Bath, Somerset, BA2 7RS|
Now in the care of English Heritage, the remains of this 14th century castle has many hidden treasures for visitors, including a fascinating but sinister past.
The well-preserved chapel contains fine stained glass and wall paintings.
The crypt holds eight mummified bodies in lead and the priest house is used as a museum.
General View of the entrance © English Heritage.
|STONEHENGE||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|English Heritage, Nr. Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE|
Stonehenge stands impressively as a prehistoric monument of unique importance, a World Heritage Site, surrounded by remains of ceremonial and domestic structures - some older than the monument itself. Many of these features - earthworks, burial mounds and other circular 'henge' monuments - are accessible by road or public footpath. Stonehenge's orientation on the rising and setting sun has always been one of its remarkable features. Whether this was simply because the builders came from a sun-worshipping culture, or because - as some scholars believe - the circle and its banks were part of a huge astrological calendar, remains a mystery. To complete your visit, there is a superb gift shop and the Stonehenge Kitchen. Audio tour available in 9 languages, easy disabled access, hearing loop and Braille guide available. There is more to Stonehenge than most "tourists" get to see. One man is determined to pass on what he has learnt in order to ensure that the true purpose is understood. Stonehenge at
Sunset - Photo: John Spivey.