Hedges, trenches and piles of rocks are all that remain of Old Sarum, in Wiltshire County UK, but with a little imagination, you can feel its history unfold.
You can hear the clash of swords as Saxons defend the fort from invading vikings.
The rocks will transform into a Normal castle with William the Conqueror ruling from the Royal Palace.
Or if you prefer your history more civilized, you can follow the Roman roads, for they too once lived on this hill.
In fact, Old Sarum has been occupied by humans (of one sort or another) for 5,000 years, beginning about 3,000 BC, with a Neolithic settlement.
It may not be as fancy as England's other tourist destinations, but it still tells a story, and I strongly recommend a visit if you are in the area!
Old Sarum History:
Neolithic Settlement: About 3,000 BC
Iron Age Hillfort (Outer Banks): About 500 BC
Norman Castle Begun: 1070 AD
Cathedral Begun: 1075 AD
Move to Salisbury: 1219 AD
Castle Demolished: 1514 AD
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