ANCIENT BRITAIN TOUR
Follow in the footsteps of Britain's ancient ancestors and explore fascinating pre-historic sites built thousands of years ago.
Sites visited include the world's largest stone circle, one of the finest examples of a pre-historic communal tomb and Britain's most famous landmark: Stonehenge.
Britain's countryside is filled with reminders of our ancient past from ancient burial grounds to stone monuments that have stood for over 4000 years. For some they continue to be important places of power and energy. This full-day private guided tour explores the most fascinating sites near Bath: Avebury, the West Kennet Long Barrow and Stonehenge.
I will drive you to Avebury, home to the world's largest stone circle, which dates back to approx. 2600BC . Walking around the site I will give you an insight into its history and the latest archaeological discoveries. Unlike Stonehenge, visitors are free to wander among the stones and touch them. You may even see people meditating under the stones.
The tour continues with a visit to a site that pre-dates the stone circle - the West Kennet Long Barrow - an ancient burial site that was constructed around 3,600BC. Today it offers one of the best examples of a chambered tomb. Visitors are able to venture inside. A short distance from the tomb is the unusual Silbury Hill, the world's largest pre-historic chalk mound, the purpose of which remains a mystery to this day.
The tour ends with a guided visit around Britain's most famous landmark, Stonehenge. After you have explored Stonehenge I will drive you back to Bath.
During the tour I will take you to a traditional English pub for lunch.
The tour is available daily and starts at 9am. You will return to Bath around 5:30pm.
Pick-up is available from all Bath hotels and central locations in the city - such as the Bath Spa train station.
The tour involves walking on grass and dirt paths which can get muddy when wet so suitable footwear is recommended.
The total price will show after you have selected the number of people in your group. The price includes all admission tickets.
Refreshments and lunch are not included.