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  • Stonehenge Admission Ticket

    1. Stonehenge Admission Ticket

    Stonehenge is perhaps the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. It was built in several stages, beginning as a simple earthwork enclosure. The unique linteled stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period, around 2500 B.C. Your timed admission ticket gives you access to a site that has continued to attract interest for centuries. Today Stonehenge, Avebury, and other associated locations comprise a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a unique and dense concentration of prehistoric monuments. Stonehenge has been the subject of speculation and fascination since at least the early medieval period. How did Neolithic people construct this masterpiece of engineering using only the simple tools and technologies available to them? Hundreds of prehistoric objects from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site are on display in the visitor center. One of the new features at Stoneheng...

    The walk to the stones is lovely and well worth taking but I had a frail companion who ,whilst she loved the walk , could have done with a chair to rest half way but apparently it is national trust land not land belonging to English heritage ! There was a drone circling the stones making a ghastly humming noise . We asked the guards if they could remove it and they said it was beyond their control as the drone was being operated by someone off site . This is a shame as it slightly spoiled the atmosphere .

  • English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

    2. English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

    Get a range of benefits with a 9-day or 16-day single or family English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass, offering free entry to more than 100 stately homes, castles, prehistoric remains and gardens the length and breadth of England. Only available to non-UK residents, the great value pass will save you money even if you only visit 2 or 3 attractions, making a 9-day pass suitable for a weekend break. You can visit as many English Heritage attractions as you like, and come back as many times as you want to. But the more places you visit, the more money you save! Plan your vacation with the help of our overseas visitor Guidebook. The English Heritage website will also help you plan your visit before you travel. Once you have decided which attractions to explore, there is no need to get your money out at every attraction, and no need to keep track of your spending. The monuments bring the ...

    We were able to visit quite a few places that we might otherwise have not seen- a great opportunity; as well as the ones we had planned on going to.

  • Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

    3. Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

    Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape of the west of England on a 10-hour tour from London, and learn about the rich heritage of its pagan past and royal history in Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath. Departing from central London, drive west to the monoliths of Stonehenge, which have confounded people for over 5,000 years. Having baffled historians and archeologists as to how it was built, your guide will explain some of the theories. Continue to the market town of Salisbury, best known for its 13th-century cathedral. Built during the reign of Henry III, it boasts the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom at 404 feet (123 meters), and is one of the finest examples of early Gothic English architecture. Marvel at the Magna Carta, the famous agreement made between King John and his barons at Runnymede in 1215, and now housed in the Chapter House. Then, drive to Bath on the slope...

    Bruce was great! Knows many things and very personable. I was disappointed that the Salisbury portion was cut out, but it was a full complete day regardless.

  • From London: Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury Day Trip

    4. From London: Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury Day Trip

    Mystical Stonehenge You'll never forget your first glimpse of spectacular Stonehenge, its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Hill. Theories abound about the mysterious rock formation. Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Salisbury Sample the splendor of Salisbury! Soaring into the skyline, the spire of Salisbury Cathedral stands at an astounding 123m (404ft)! Erected 800 years ago, the revolutionary spire is considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. Delve into the charms of the bustling market at your leisure. Bath Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, beautiful Bath was the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The gorgeous 15th century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture,...

    Wonderful day, except maybe for the weather a little bit wet, but hey you're in England! The tour guide was really exhaustive and experienced

  • Windsor, Stonehenge, Salisbury and Bath with Christmas Lunch

    5. Windsor, Stonehenge, Salisbury and Bath with Christmas Lunch

    Explore Britain's remarkable history on this Christmas Day tour to Royal Windsor, Stonehenge and the Roman city of Bath. After the morning pick-up we will head off to Royal Windsor for a guided walking tour of the old market town, taking in the charming cobbled streets and medieval buildings, including the house William Shakespeare lived in when he wrote the Merry Wives of Windsor. You will also see the warrant for the execution of Charles I signed by Oliver Cromwell, and Sir Christopher Wren's intriguing Guildhall before heading to the long walk that boasts the most impressive views of Windsor Castle. Your professional guide will pause here explaining to you the dramatic history of the oldest working Castle in the world. The walk will continue around the perimeter of the Castle before heading down across Windsor Bridge into Eton where we can see the college that Princes William and H...

  • Boxing Day Tour: Windsor, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath

    6. Boxing Day Tour: Windsor, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath

    After the morning pick-up you will head off to Windsor Castle for a guided walking tour of the old market town, taking in the charming cobbled streets and medieval buildings including the house William Shakespeare once lived in. You will also see the warrant for the execution of Charles I signed by Oliver Cromwell, and Sir Christopher Wren's intriguing Guildhall before heading to the long walk that boasts the most impressive views of Windsor Castle. Your professional guide will pause to explain the dramatic history of the oldest working castle. The walk will continue around the perimeter of the Windsor Castle before heading down across Windsor Bridge into Eton, where you can see the school that Princes William and Harry attended. Journeying south-west you will pass through Runnymede where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 before heading to the picturesque Salisbury plains. Stop ...

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What people are saying about Salisbury

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 125 reviews

Definitely worth a visit. Easy to park, free parking if already purchased a ticket in advance. We walked rather than taking the bus. Nice walk. We'll organised and maintained. Nice facilities and interesting exhibition

I always fancied going to Stonehenge and I wasn’t disappointed I really enjoyed it. The thought of our ancestors Getting the stones there is unbelievable. The museum was informative. And lots of gift to buy in shop.

Perfect day out for the last minute traveller ….. We felt a true realism that with all the troubles today it’s not that bad ….. We all have it too easy compared to our ancestors…….

Bruce was great! Knows many things and very personable. I was disappointed that the Salisbury portion was cut out, but it was a full complete day regardless.

Stonehenge was on my bucket list. And I wasn’t disappointed enjoyed every moment. Would throughly recommend.