Stonehenge Tour Options - Day tours to Stonehenge from London
Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Bath
Enjoy a private tour of Stonehenge, Europe's most most famous pre-historic
monument with shaped stones weighing up to 45 tons, erected almost 5000
years ago. Your expert guide will explain the different theories of
construction and purpose. You will also have the time to get up close
to bronze age burial chambers.
Visit Salisbury Cathedral, a medieval church with England's tallest
spire. See the Chapter House containing a copy of the World famous magna
carta sealed by King John in 1215.
Tour the World Heritage City of Bath with more listed buildings than
London! Visit The Roman Baths and museum, the most
well preserved suite of baths from ancient times. Plunge pools, hot
springs and the sacred spring can all be seen. Your guide will make
sure you get the most from your visit. Bath Abbey, the lantern of the
west is a wonderful church with its impressive fan vaulted ceiling,
and elaborate west front. Explore the most elegant Georgian crescents
Stonehenge, Avebury and Ancient burial chambers
Enjoy a private tour of Stonehenge as above. Avebury is one of the most
important megalithic monuments in Europe. The 28 acre site perimeter
is enclosed by a huge circular ditch and has stones weighing over 75
tons. Maybe Avebury is a sacred site celebrating fertility? Avebury
is regarded by some experts as the cathedral and Stonehenge a mere parish
church of ancient monuments. Explore inside a “Long Barrow”,
a dark ancient communal burial chamber and discover its secrets. Silbury
Hill, the largest man made mound in Europe, also dates back 5000 years.
Could it be the burial place of an ancient warrior king? Visit a village
pub and discuss the theories with your guide. This tour is for those
who enjoy the mystery of prehistory, the countryside in this region
is just studded with hundreds of pre historic monuments some famous,
some it seems are forgotten.
Stonehenge, Old Wardour Castle and Longleat
a private tour of Stonehenge as above. Wardour Castle is rarely visited
due to its limited access. The unusual hexagonal ruins of this medieval
castle stand in beautiful landscaped gardens by Capability Brown. This
is a firm favourite with children and the perfect place for a picnic
lunch, Wardour Castle is truly magical. Tour the rolling Wiltshire countryside
and see pretty villages.
Longleat House is one of England's greatest Elizabethan mansions, an
architectural fairy cake of beautifully carved stone motifs with sparkling
panels of glass. The estate features Britain's first wild animal safari
park, residents at the park include; a famous pride of lions, a white
Tiger, Wolves and a very mischievous troop of Rhesus monkeys. We can
also get lost in the Worlds Longest Hedge Maze and have fun in the Adventure
This tour is great for families - this tour is also perfect for a romantic
day tour for two.
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Salisbury Cathedral
Windsor castle, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's weekend home, although
not exclusively used at weekends. St George's Chapel, a Royal chapel
and burial place of many of England's and Britain's Kings and Queens.
The chapel has also been used for Royal marriage ceremonies and funerals.
Architecturally, St. George's Chapel is very special indeed, a real
gem, making it one of England's most beautiful places of Christian worship.
The chapel is also the head quarters of Britain's most prestigious order
of chivalry - The most noble order of the Garter.
Queen Mary's dolls house, the 1/12th scale building has a wine cellar,
otis lifts that work and a marble entrance hall decorated with lapis
lazuli. The construction took 1500 craftsmen three years and is truly
perfect in every tiny detail.
Salisbury Cathedral is one of Europe's greatest medieval buildings.
Visit the chapter house containing one of four original copies of the
Magna Carter and marvel at the famous 13th century frieze depicting
the old testament. Time permitting visit the Salisbury museum. The collection
is fascinating and includes the bones of a bronze age man discovered
in a ditch at Stonehenge, a neolithic tool kit and an ancient battle-axe.
Finish the day with a private guided tour of Stonehenge, Europe' s most
famous neolithic monument.
Stonehenge, Winchester and Corfe Castle
a private guided tour of Stonehenge with your expert guide. Tour Winchester
Cathedral, the most important church historically and architecturally
in the region. The arms or transepts of Winchester Cathedral date from
the 11th century, and featuring round arches with thick cylindrical
columns. The nave and choir were built in the later gothic style, the
length of which is over 535 ft, once the longest church in England.
Winchester Cathedral has a series of strange mortuary chests containing
the bones of some of England's early Kings, who ruled over this land
over a thousand years ago. The church is also famous for its elaborate
chantry chapels and last resting place of one of England's greatest
novelist, Jane Austen. It is not surprizing to learn that the City of
Winchester, was once the Royal capital of England. Enjoy a private guided
tour inside Winchester Cathedral with your expert guide.
Drive through the rolling countryside to Corfe Castle. Corfe is more
than just a castle, it is a thriving community, with pubs, shops, guest
houses and restaurants. Corfe Castle is picturesque romantic ruin, almost
innocent but, as you explore your guide will enlighten you on the dark
secrets of the castle. You will be following in the footsteps of Kings,
Knights, Soldiers, Prisoners and Murderers.
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