Stonehenge Inner Circle Lacock and Bath
Stonehenge Inner Circle Lacock and Bath
Built nearly 5,000 years ago, Stonehenge is the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Most visitors to the site are not allowed direct access to the stones. With our Stonehenge Tours you get that access, with a private viewing of the mysterious monoliths. We will enter the stone circle itself and stand beside the mighty Sarsen rocks towering above us. Our guide will explain the history of this ancient site, pointing out the altar, slaughter and heel stones, above which the sun rises dramatically on the summer solstice. There will be time to enjoy the peace, away from the crowds, as we experience Stonehenge at its most mystical and atmospheric best. Not to be missed!
- Private viewing of Stonehenge at sunset or sunrise
- Enter the stone circle - a unique photo opportuniry
- Visit Lacock, a delightful Saxon village
- See where Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice were filmed
- Meal stop in a 13th century inn (food/drinks not included)
- Visit Bath - free time to shop and explore
- Entrance to the Roman Baths and Pump Room included
We have arranged with English Heritage for you to experience a unique guided visit to this ancient sacred site - beyond the fences and after the crowds have gone home. Walk amongst the stones and experience the magical atmosphere within the inner circle.
For those of you who have not visited this sacred site, we should mention that the complex is roped off. Visitors observe the stones from a distance and are not permitted within the temple complex. Our special access tours allow you to be amongst the stones. Your guide will bring to life its many myths, legends and rich and fascinating history.
After your pick-up directly from or near to your hotel, we drive to Bath to visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room. In the late afternoon we visit Lacock for an early evening supper in a 13th century inn, before driving to Stonehenge. As the sun begins to set, we enter the stone circle (which is normally roped off to the public) for a unique private viewing. The most dramatic and atmospheric way of visiting Stonehenge.
On selected days the tour operates in reverse, beginning with a private viewing of Stonehenge before it opens to the public in the morning, so we see the stones in the eerie morning light. This is followed by our visits to Lacock and Bath.
Lacock is a little known, picturesque village dating back to the Saxon era. Many of the beautiful buildings originally formed part of an extensive monastic complex and are now owned by The National Trust. So pretty is the village that it has provided the setting for many movies and television dramas including Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice and more recently Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. We will take a delightful walk before we enjoy an early evening supper* (or breakfast for morning tours*) in The George, a vintage English pub built in 1361.
*food/drink not included
Bath, a world heritage site, is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. There will be plenty of time to visit Bath Abbey, or to shop and explore. Your guide will also conduct an optional walking tour to show you where Charles Dickens lived and worked as a young man, and a give you a chance to sample some delicious cheeses fresh from the local dairy farms. Then we will enter the magnificent Roman Baths, where over one million litres of boiling water still burst free from the hot springs everyday.
This is a very popular tour and must be booked well in advance!
Departs from London
|Hotel||Evening Tour||Morning Tour|
|Thistle Euston||-||5.30 AM|
|Russell Square||-||5.35 AM|
|Cumberland||10.45 AM||5.45 AM|
|Thistle Victoria||11.00 AM||5.50 AM|
|Millenium Gloucester||11.00 AM|
Please note these are very popular tours that sell out well in advance. You are recommended to book early. Dates fill up every day and those mentioned are subject to change. If the date or tour you want is sold out we will do our best to find you a good alternative. Please ask