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Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum

Old Sarum

Old Sarum, in Wiltshire, South West England, is the now ruined and deserted site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury. Situated on a hill about 2 miles (3 km) north of modern Salisbury near the A345 road, the settlement appears in some of the earliest records in the country. It is an English Heritage property and is open to the public.

The great stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury were erected nearby and indications of prehistoric settlement have been discovered from as early as 3000 bc. An Iron Age hillfort was erected around 400 bc, controlling the intersection of two trade paths and the Hampshire Avon. The site continued to be occupied during the Roman period, when the paths were made into roads. The Saxons took the British fort in the 6th century and later used it as a stronghold against marauding Vikings. The Normans constructed a motte and bailey castle, a stone curtain wall, and a great cathedral. A royal palace was built within Old Sarum Castle for King Henry I and was subsequently used by Plantagenet monarchs. This heyday of the settlement lasted for around 300 years until disputes between the Sheriff of Wiltshire and the Bishop of Salisbury finally led to the removal of the church into the nearby plain. As New Salisbury grew up around the construction site for the new cathedral in the early 13th century, the buildings of Old Sarum were dismantled for stone and the old town dwindled. Its long-neglected castle was abandoned by Edward II in 1322 and sold by Henry VIII in 1514.

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Longleat House

Longleat House and Gardens
Longleat House and Gardens
Longleat House and Gardens
Longleat House and Gardens
Longleat House and Gardens
Longleat House and Gardens

About Longleat

Longleat is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. A leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house, it is adjacent to the village of Horningsham and near the towns of Warminster and Westbury in Wiltshire, and Frome in Somerset.

The Grade I listed house is set in 1,000 acres (400 ha) of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, with 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of let farmland and 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of woodland, which includes a Center Parcs holiday village.[1] It was the first stately home to open to the public, and the Longleat estate has the first safari park outside Africa and other attractions including a hedge maze

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Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

Longleat Safari Park
Lion
Longleat Safari Park
Lioness
Longleat Safari Park Lion
Sleeping It Off
Longleat Safari Park Lion
On The Prowl
Longleat Safari Park
Bactrian Camel
Longleat Safari Park Bongpp
Bongo
Longleat Safari Park Colobus Monkey
Colobus Monkey
Longleat Safari Park Colobus Monkey
Colobus Monkey
Longleat Safari Park Eland
Eland
Longleat Safari Park Giant Anteater
Giant Anteater
Longleat Safari Park Giant Anteater
Giant Anteater
Longleat Safari Park Giraffe
Giraffe
Longleat Safari Park Giraffe
Giraffe
Longleat Safari Park Giraffe
Giraffe
Longleat Safari Park Giraffe
Giraffe
Longleat Safari Park Giraffe
Giraffe
Longleat Safari Park Gorilla
Longleat Safari Park Gorilla
Longleat Safari Park Gray Parrot
Gray Parrot
Longleat Safari Park Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
Longleat Safari Park Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
Longleat Safari Park
Koala
Longleat Safari Park Koala
Koala
Longleat Safari Park Koala
Koala
Longleat Safari Park Macaw
Macaw
Longleat Safari Park Macaw
Macaw
Longleat Safari Park Meerkat
Meerkat
Longleat Safari Park Meerkat
Meerkat
Longleat Safari Park Meerkat
Meerkat
Longleat Safari Park Patagonian Mara
Patagonian Mara
Longleat Safari Park Patagonian Mara
Patagonian Mara
Longleat Safari Park Porcupine
Porcupine
Longleat Safari Park Porcupine
Porcupine
Longleat Safari Park Rainbow Lorikeet
Lorikeet
Longleat Safari Park Rainbow Lorikeet
Lorikeet
Longleat Safari Park Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Longleat Safari Park Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Longleat Safari Park Scimitar Oryx
Scimitar Oryx
Longleat Safari Park Scimitar Oryx
Scimitar Oryx
Longleat Safari Park
Seal
Longleat Safari Park
Seal
Longleat Safari Park
Seal
Longleat Safari Park Seals
Seal
Longleat Safari Park Zebra
Longleat Safari Park Zebra

About Old Sarum

Old Sarum, in Wiltshire, South West England, is the now ruined and deserted site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury. Situated on a hill about 2 miles (3 km) north of modern Salisbury near the A345 road, the settlement appears in some of the earliest records in the country. It is an English Heritage property and is open to the public.

The great stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury were erected nearby and indications of prehistoric settlement have been discovered from as early as 3000 bc. An Iron Age hillfort was erected around 400 bc, controlling the intersection of two trade paths and the Hampshire Avon. The site continued to be occupied during the Roman period, when the paths were made into roads. The Saxons took the British fort in the 6th century and later used it as a stronghold against marauding Vikings. The Normans constructed a motte and bailey castle, a stone curtain wall, and a great cathedral. A royal palace was built within Old Sarum Castle for King Henry I and was subsequently used by Plantagenet monarchs. This heyday of the settlement lasted for around 300 years until disputes between the Sheriff of Wiltshire and the Bishop of Salisbury finally led to the removal of the church into the nearby plain. As New Salisbury grew up around the construction site for the new cathedral in the early 13th century, the buildings of Old Sarum were dismantled for stone and the old town dwindled. Its long-neglected castle was abandoned by Edward II in 1322 and sold by Henry VIII in 1514.

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