Stride through history in a tour that takes you to Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe, and the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury with Mediaeval streets and Magna Carta. Then enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful English countryside to visit some of the Cotswolds most enchanting villages including Castle Combe. Also Lacock National Trust village, used to film Harry Potter, Pride & Prejudice, Downton Abbey and Fantastic Beasts 2. This tour is fully guided with stories, history without the boring bits and fascinating insights into local culture. There is also the option of only visiting Stonehenge and Salisbury and departing from Salisbury rail station for connections to central London & Heathrow airport from as early as 12 noon.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury, Wiltshire, EnglandDepart from Bath in our minibus for a fully guided tour to Stonehenge, where we will accompany you right up to the monument. Stonehenge admission is not included in this price and can be paid in cash to your driver guide to avoid any waiting in line. Audio guides are also provided in multiple languages. Time is allowed for you to spend at the Stonehenge world class visitor centre with its exhibition, gift shop and cafe.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Salisbury Market Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, EnglandAfter a short orientation walk you can explore the city independently and will discover a delightful array of shops, restaurants and cafes. Take a tour of Salisbury Cathedral with one of their excellent resident guides (fee by donation). It is also home to the finest of four original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts, housed within the 13th century Chapter House, at the heart of a permanent interactive exhibition. The cathedral refectory cafe offers delicious home cooked lunches, teas, coffee and cakes.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Wiltshire, EnglandLacock is an enchanting National Trust village, with views of Lacock Abbey. It consists of buildings dating from the 13th and 18th centuries and was once a prosperous woollen town but now it seems like a village trapped in time. There has been no major building here in the last 200 years so you really feel as if you’re stepping back into English history.Lacock is a favourite film location for productions such as Pride and Prejudice and more recently, Downton Abbey (second episode of final series). The Abbey was also used in the filming of the first two Harry Potter movies. N.B.This does not include entrance to Lacock Abbey.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Castle Combe Village, Castle Combe, Cotswolds, EnglandCastle Combe, once a weaving town at the heart of the Cotswolds wool trade and described as the prettiest village in England - it has featured in films such as War Horse and was the fictional Puddleby-on-the Marsh in Dr. Dolittle, the 1960's film with Rex Harrison. The village is built around the 14th-century Market Cross with the old water pump beside it.Duration: 50 minutes