Take A Journey into Britain’s Ancient Past
Stonehenge Tour – General Information
This day tour to Stonhenge will transport you through history as far back as Neolithic times, also known as the Stone Age, to visit the iconic Stone Circle, as well as the Standing Stones of Avebury, prehistoric Silbury Hill, Cherhill White Horse, the National Trust village of Lacock and the picturesque village of Castle Combe.
You and your party will travel in comfort and luxury at a pace that suits you.
One of the wonders of the world and the best known prehistoric monument in Europe, Stonehenge dates back 4500 years and is a masterpiece of engineering and construction using only simple tools. The giant stones can be seen from miles around. There are numerous theories surrounding its original purpose, and it still has a role as a sacred place with special mystical and spiritual significance for many.
Avebury Stone Circle is the largest stone circle in the world and is in fact 3 circles in once: two rings of standing stones stand inside a bigger structure known as the Great Circle. When it was completed in the early Bronze Age, there were around 100 stones in the Great Circle.
Avebury Stone Circles is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and here you have the opportunity of walking among the stones and also around the village that has grown up at the heart of the monument which includes a pub and a chapel.
Near to Avebury, we will stop at Silbury Hill which is the largest man-made prehistoric chalk mound in Europe that stands 40 metres (130 feet) high
Cherhill White Horse
During this day tour we will see Cherhill White Horse which is one of the 13 white horses to be found in the county of Wiltshire. It is a chalk hill carving dating back around 300 years.
Lacock is a quintessential English village in Wiltshire which is almost entirely owned by the National Trust in order to preserve the 13th Century limewashed half-timbered and stone houses. You will feel like you have stepped back in time and this is why the village is often used by film makers; some of the notable films and series include Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, two of the Harry Potter films, Downton Abbey, and Poldark.
Castle Combe is often described as the “prettiest village in England”. It is a 14th Century market and mill town situated in a small wooded valley with honey coloured Cotswold Stone weavers’ cottages, and a meandering stream crossed by a pretty stone bridge. The village of Castle Combe has also featured in several films including Doctor Doolittle in 1966, and more recently The Wolf Man, Stardust and Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse.