The English Heritage Podcast

Episode 251 - The remarkable rise and fall of Old Sarum

Jan. 25, 2024

This week, we're joined by senior properties historian Dr Steven Brindle and historian John McNeill to discuss the story of Old Sarum in Wiltshire — one of the most eclectic and important sites in southern England, with over 2,000 years of history. Continuously occupied since Roman times, it uniquely combines a royal castle and cathedral within the remains of an Iron Age fortification. Join us to discover how it was once the setting of the Oath of Sarum under William the Conqueror and the location of Salisbury's original Cathedral before becoming a rotten borough.        To learn more about Old Sarum or plan a visit, go to  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.