old sarum is a hill fort that has been in use since for thousands of years. the protection comes from digging out the side of the hill so that a two tier effect provides an isolated defensible stronghold. it takes a lot of imagination to build up the ruins to what it was, but is incredible to think about the history here. we came here after salisbury cathedral – the spire you see in the distance – and the weather was glorious. since we were on a hill the wind was blowing rather strongly. but the sun kept us warm, and the rustling of the leaves in the trees was calming and refreshing.

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the site of the old chapel (before they built salisbury)

 

 

 

 

 

 

you can see how smooth parts of these rocks are – it looks as if they’re petrified.

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