Stonehenge, Bath and Avebury World Heritage Sites Archaeologist Guided Tour from London


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  • Stonehenge, Bath and Avebury World Heritage Sites Archaeologist Guided Tour from London

London, United Kingdom

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Trip Type:   Day Trips
Duration:  12 hours
Leaving from London by minibus, experience the world famous stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury through the expertise of an archaeologist guide. Enter the 3650BC tomb of West Kennet and explore less visited sites of Durrington Walls, Silbury Hill and Woodhenge. Discover the Italianesque Palladian architecture, the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey, once home to Jane Austin, Lawrence of Arabia, Thomas Gainsborough and Mary Shelley.

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Leaving from London by minibus, experience the world famous stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury through the expertise of an archaeologist guide. Enter the 3650BC tomb of West Kennet and explore less visited sites of Durrington Walls, Silbury Hill and Woodhenge. Discover the Italianesque Palladian architecture, the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey, once home to Jane Austin, Lawrence of Arabia, Thomas Gainsborough and Mary Shelley.The morning starts with a visit to Durrington Walls and Woodhenge, home to the 'Stonehenge Builder's' village. Then travel a short distance to Stonehenge. Enjoy a leisurely paced walk through the landscape surrounding Stonehenge, discussing the Stonehenge Cursus, Bronze Age burial mounds and Stonehenge Avenue. The morning is completed at Stonehenge with a guided walk around the stone circle, your archaeologist guide bringing to life this enigmatic, ancient and mysterious monument.

At noon we arrive at Bath, the deliberate creation of a unified and beautiful city. With 2 hours you can explore the Palladian architecture, Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Home to Jane Austin, Lawrence of Arabia, Thomas Gainsborough and Mary Shelley. The tour in Bath concludes with a coach tour of the most impressive examples of Palladian architecture Bath has to offer, visiting the Assembly Rooms, King’s Circus, Queens Square and the Royal Crescent.

Always when possible the scenic roads are taken when travelling between sites. The meandering road between Bath and Avebury is no exception with exceptional views, quaint country villages, the Cherhill White Horse (a hill figure on Cherhill Down, over 200 years old) and Shockerwick House (a Palladian Georgian historical house).

The Afternoon is spent at the Avebury World Heritage Landscape. Visit Silbury Hill, the largest man-made hill in prehistoric Europe. Enter the 5500 year old burial chamber of West Kennet Long Barrow, entering a sacred space originally reserved only for ritual specialists and the dead.

Finish off by visiting the largest stone circle in Europe at Avebury, with its beautiful medieval village situated inside. As John Aubrey in the 1600's notes [Avebury]..."does as much exceed in greatness the so renowned Stonehenge as a Cathedral doeth a parish church." Avebury also boasts to be the only prehistoric stone circle with a pub at its centre (The Red Lion), serving Avebury Well Water, a local ale only available in Avebury.




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