A guided walk from Salisbury to the 12th century ruins of Clarendon Palace led by local Blue Badge Guide Ruth Newman. A half day excursion for the adventurous visitor who enjoys walking and a sense of history. Visit the Clarendon Palace ruins dating back to the 12th century; experience the landscape of kings, a royal retreat and place of government even before Salisbury Cathedral was built. Stand on the site where Henry II met Thomas Becket in 1164, an event which led to the archbishop's exile and death just six years later.
An enjoyable four mile (6.4 km) walk with a hill up to the palace, providing fantastic views of Salisbury on the way to this wonderfully isolated spot with friendly llamas patrolling the grounds. A Festival of British Archaeology event.
Please bring clothing suitable for the weather and stout footwear, sun protection, drink and snacks as required.
Location: Meet in the car park of the Duck Inn, Duck Lane, Laverstock, (SU 160 303) where there is ample parking in the lane outside or nearby. Do not park in the car park. Set satnav to: SP1 1PU.