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A Roman Rampage hits Salisbury in early May

Posted on 13th April 2016

For those with kids – or those of us who are just kids at heart – there is nothing like reliving history with the help of a little bit of fancy dress. If you are looking for a unique Early May Bank Holiday adventure to help you enjoy a bit of history, a Roman Rampage at Old Sarum may be just the ticket.

 Castle ditch at Old Sarum

The English Heritage Centre at Old Sarum in Salisbury is hosting the event on Sunday and Monday, 1-2 May. With help from talented history buffs, participants can step back in time to Roman Britain. There will be costumes, activities, storytelling, and an earth-shaking display by a real Roman cavalry. For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, visit the event website.

The site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury, Old Sarum contains the remnants of a bustling Roman market town. Including the ramparts from the old fort, the now-protected tourist destination preserves historical remains that are more than 2,000 years old. The site was home to the various peoples of Britain, including the Romans, Saxons and the Normans.

Salisbury is home to a great deal of British history. Besides Stonehenge being only a short drive away, in the city you can also enjoy the remnants of a royal castle, a towering cathedral complete with a copy of the Magna Carta, shopping, great food and tea rooms, and miles of walking and hiking paths. It truly is an amazing destination for a family cottage holiday in Wiltshire.

Image Credit: michael kooiman (flickr.com)