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Private Tour Downton Abbey Stonehenge and Salisbury

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Private Tour Downton Abbey Stonehenge and Salisbury

A private tour departing Southampton met directly from your cruise ship. We head Salisbury home of famous Cathedral.  Next stop is the iconic monument that is Stonehenge. Then its scenically across country passing the famous Pewsey White Horse. Then Highclere Castle, better known as Downton Abbey. Finally back via the lovely city of Winchester 

Tour Highlights:

Departing Southampton Meet this tour directly from your cruise ship Salisbury Salisbury Cathedral Magna Carta Stonehenge Pewsey White Horse Highclere Castle, better known as Downton Abbey

Description

Departing from the docks at Southampton, you meet this day tour directly from your cruise ship. We head North West to the 1000 year old walled city of Salisbury home to one of the best Cathedrals in the world, St Christopher Wrens Salisbury Cathedral home of the original Magna Carta where you enjoy a visit

Much of the old city wall still exists, cobbled streets, market square and ancient architecture

Next stop is the iconic monument that is Stonehenge. For the 2014 tours this will be the first year the magnificent new visitor centre is open, the old A344 road has gone and been grassed over and the fences have been taken down

From there we head scenically across country passing the famous Pewsey White Horse 

Then it’s a real treat with a visit to the real Highclere Castle which will be better known to you as home to Lord Grantham; Downton Abbey

Schedule Additional Information

Stonehenge

You'll never forget your first glimpse of spectacular Stonehenge, its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Plain. Theories abound about the mysterious rock formation

Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Make up your own mind as you explore the unique landmark that has had the world stumped for 5,000 years

Salisbury and the Magna Carta

Soaring into the skyline, the spire of Salisbury Cathedral stands at a whopping 123m (404ft)! Erected 800 years ago, the revolutionary spire is considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. Ancient meets modern at the cathedral's newest addition: a beautifully sculpted font designed by William Pye

Salisbury Cathedral is also home to the world's oldest working clock and the best-preserved of the four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta. Marvel at this astonishing medieval document in the Chapter House with its slender central pillar and stunning medieval frieze

Pewsey White Horse

The new Pewsey White Horse is on Pewsey Hill about a mile south of Pewsey, to the east of the minor road that leads from the A345 on the edge of Pewsey to the village of Everleigh

In 1937, George Marples, an authority on hill carvings, happened to be in the area researching the old white horse at just the time that a committee had been formed to find a suitable way of commemorating the Coronation of George VI

Downton Abbey

Winner of best mini-series at the 2012 Golden Globes, Downton Abbey is the most successful British period drama since Brideshead Revisited, with ratings exceeding 10 million viewers

Longstanding friend of the Carnarvon family, Julian Fellowes had Highclere Castle in mind as he wrote Downton Abbey, and you can visit the stately home in style on the Real Downton Abbey Tour

Downton Abbey follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them, whose lives were changed forever during the First World War. The world of Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey were changed irrevocably by the First World War

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle 

is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland

The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current Castle stands on the site of an earlier house

Additional Information

Departing Easter, Spring Holidays and Summer dates in 2014 

Price is a from price based on 4 or more passengers excluding entrance fees

Please mail for a quote at info@bestvaluetours.co.uk 

In 2015 all Highclere tickets for all dates sold out many months in advance

 

 

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