At Old Sarum, the ground level is accessible in the ruins and there is a slope leading to the upper levels. The main pathway on the site is tarmac and there is also a bonded gravel driveway with a steep wooden bridge.
Full English and Continental buffet breakfast in the hotel. A variety of eggs, bacon, sausages, tomato, baked beans, hash browns, fruit, yoghurts, toast, marmalade, jams, cold cuts, cheeses, juices, tea and coffee and water.
This morning walk the short distance to Salisbury Cathedral for an expert-led field trip to discover the architectural highlights of the country's most complete 13th century Gothic style cathedral. The building is home to the tallest spire in England, the best preserved Magna Carta from 1215 and Europe's oldest working clock. Following our exploration of the cathedral you will have some time to independently explore the timbered buildings and lush water meadows of this "city in the country".
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. Your Group Leader will be happy to give suggestions, and Salisbury has many historic pubs, quaint tearooms and lively cafes.
We will gather at a meeting point after lunch and board the motorcoach, which departs for Old Sarum, a journey of two miles. The site of the original cathedral of Salisbury, this Iron Age Fort has seen Normans, Romans and Saxons over 2,000 years of history - we'll explore together, with the help of our Study Leader and some excellent graphic interpretations of the site through the ages. The motorcoach will then return to the hotel in time for us to attend choral Evensong at 5:30pm in the Cathedral.
At a local restaurant we’ll have a three-course plated and served meal with coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.