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Stonehenge offers one of the most enriching and essential visiting experiences in the country, especially if you’re an antiquarian at heart. Not only is it the best preserved and most beautiful monument in the country, with one of the most fascinating yet mysterious creation stories, it is also part of a sprawling landscape rich in neolithic history. Stonehenge, as fascinating as it is, is merely the jewel in the crown that is the Wessex landscape.

Stonehenge Special Access Experience Tours. Departures from Bath, Salisbury, Glastonbury, Southampton and London

Our expert guided tours unlock the mystery of the area. With 25 years of experience we offer a holistic experience that ties together both the history and myths of an extensive neolithic landscape, positively bulging with intrigue. Our flexible approach allows you to scalp your ideal experience, across a wide area and with a wide array of possible experiences.

We operate customised private guided tours of Stonehenge and the South of West England. You can choose to depart from the UK Cities of Bath, SalisburySouthamptonGlastonbury or London. Our touring philosophy is to take you behind the tourist facade, down the back-roads, through country lanes and cobbled streets and away from the tourist masses.

The Ultimate Stonehenge Tours Experience
Far more than just a pile of stones in a field, the monoliths of Stonehenge have been intriguing the world for centuries. Our expert guides can turn the amazing experience of seeing the stones for the first time, into an enlightening one. What is the purpose of the Stones? How long have they been here? How did the Stones come into public ownership?

Our guides are equipped with an extensive knowledge of the UNESCO world heritage site and are happy to answer any and every question you have. And beyond this, they are eager to edify you unprovoked.

Learn the latest theories on how our ancestors managed to transport some of the stones over 160 miles from South Wales. Learn about the Druid religion that still thrives today and places Stonehenge at the centre of its worship. Learn about how the Stones are connected to King Arthur and the wizard Merlin! All the facts and fiction are yours to learn when you experience Stonehenge with our guides…

…And the ultimate Stonehenge experience? Our VIP special experience access tours! At sunrise or sunset, once the crowds have departed, we offer you the opportunity to venture beyond the fences, amongst the stones themselves. With a guide in toe, revel in the beauty of monoliths up close whilst learning about the origins in depth.Our exclusive Stonehenge private access tours visit Stonehenge before or after the monument is officially open to the public, missing all the crowds

Wessex and Beyond…
Our tours allow you to venture beyond the Stones themselves and enrich your neolithic knowledge. Wessex is home to a plethora of significant sites and our guides can help you discover them, weaving a more vibrant tapestry of the area’s history and myths. Why not take the short trip to the Cursus – once thought to be a chariot track leading to the Stones? Or the hundreds of burial mounds which litter the surrounding area? OR Why not visit Avebury stone circle on the same trip? Stonehenge is a lesser known cousin, yet no less drenched in intrigue.

Our bespoke tours allow you to create your own perfect trip, or let us create it for you with our expert knowledge of the area. With expert’s based in the area, as well London, we can create your dream trip – across the country. So where do you want to go?

Stonehenge | Woodhenge | Durrington Walls | Avebury Stone Circle | Bath City | Salisbury Cathedral | The Cotswold’s | Windsor Castle | Oxford | Winchester | Glastonbury | King Arthur’s Avalon | Hampton Court | Lacock Village | Highclere Castle | Downton Abbey |

Stonehenge is one of the world’s most unique and memorable experiences – let us make it unique and memorable for you!

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Be one of the few people to walk amongst the inner stone circle of Stonehenge at sunrise or sunset with our exclusive private customised guided tours.

Stonehenge sunrise Tours

Walk amongst the stones & experience the magical atmosphere within the inner circle

Explore Stonehenge away from the crowds, and hear insightful theories on the prehistoric monuments origins from your expert tour guide. Step into Stonehenge’s Inner Circle and admire up-close views of the monolithic blocks. It’s possible to combine your Stonehenge tour with a visit to Salisbury Cathedral, Lacock, Castle Combe, The Cotswolds, Avebury Stone Circle. West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill or even Glastonbury and King Arthur’s Avalon.

This is a rare opportunity to visit one of the most popular and mystifying Prehistoric sites in the world. Our bespoke Stonehenge special access tour is an early morning (sunrise) or evening (sunset) event, closed off to the general public where you will be able to walk amongst the stones and stand within the stone circle!

Our personalised guided tours of Stonehenge can depart from Bath, Salisbury or even London.  Perfect for individuals, families and small groups

Wessex Guided Tours
Stonehenge Guided Tours from Bath
Mystical Landscape, Magical Tours
www.HisTOURies.co.uk

Be one of the few people to walk amongst the inner stone circle of Stonehenge at sunrise or sunset with our exclusive private customised guided tours

Stonehenge inner circle sunrise tour

Walk amongst the stones & experience the magical atmosphere within the inner circle

Explore Stonehenge away from the crowds, and hear insightful theories on the prehistoric monuments origins from your expert tour guide. Step into Stonehenge’s Inner Circle and admire up-close views of the monolithic blocks. It’s possible to combine your Stonehenge tour with a visit to Salisbury Cathedral, Lacock, Castle Combe, The Cotswolds, Avebury Stone Circle. West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill or even Glastonbury and King Arthur’s Avalon.

This is a rare opportunity to visit one of the most popular and mystifing Prehistoric sites in the world. Our bespoke Stonehenge special access tour is an early morning (sunrise) or evening (sunset) event, closed off to the general public where you will be able to walk amongst the stones and stand within the stone circle!

Our personalised guided tours of Stonehenge can depart from Bath, Salisbury or even London.  Perfect for individuals, families and small groups

Wessex Guided Tours
Stonehenge Guided Tours from Bath
Mystical Landscape, Magical Tours
www.HisTOURies.co.uk

Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

Stonehenge Opening Times and Entrance Prices.
English Heritage advise to expect a visit to last around two hours. Please see the table below for opening times for 2019, with some seasonal variability, and entrance prices for adults, children, families, seniors and groups.

visitor-centre2 The English Heriatge Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre

The English Heritage Visitor Centre at Stonehenge is located 2 kilometers from the monument. This is your entry point to Stonehenge and the place where you pick up your tickets, souvenir guides and optional audio guides. The new Visitor Centre also offers a modern exhibition with prehistoric objects on display, and a spacious café and gift shop. A Stonehenge shuttle transports you between the Visitor Centre and Stonehenge (included in your ticket price).

If you come by car you will park in the car park outside the visitor centre. It is free for people purchasing tickets to enter Stonehenge, there is…

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

SOLSTICE morning marked both the longest day of the year and the release of new book Megalith: Studies in Stone that claims to reveal secret behind the mystery of the cosmology surrounding stone circle constructions like Avebury.

Megalith is the first global study into the stones at both Avebury and Stonehenge and megalthhas been penned by stone circle experts including Robin Heath, that focusses on the Wiltshire circles.

Among the insights in Megalith, the book argues that there were probably once 99 stones in the outer circle at Avebury.

Contributing author Robin Heath, author of 11 books on prehistoric and ancient sciences, said: “The eight contributing authors to Megalith have undertaken original research on the nature and purpose of megalithic monuments outside the boundaries of the present day archaeological model of prehistory. This pioneering collection of their work celebrates megalithic society’s abilities and achievements in a new light, revealing an…

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

The mystery of how the gigantic rocks of Stonehenge were transported may finally have been solved.

A new study claims the huge hunks of hardened earth and minerals were moved from Welsh quarries on a ‘stone highway’ encompassing roads and rivers.

Experts have long been baffled by how the massive boulders were transported from Wales to Salisbury Plain.

Now, they believe they may have found the source for the stones as well as the route used to deliver them from Pembrokeshire to Wiltshire.

  • New study claims to have uncovered the mystery of how Stonehenge was built
  • Giant stones that made up the monolith were transported from Wales to England
  • Experts are baffled as to how neolithic man moved them to Salisbury Plain 
  • New study claims ‘stone highways’ of roads and rivers were used

Stonehenge Stonehenge, located near Amesbury, in Wiltshire, is an iconic site but historians often debate the origins of its…

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Be one of the few people to walk amongst the inner stone circle of Stonehenge at sunrise or sunset.

Stonehenge Inner Circle Access Tour

Walk amongst the stones & experience the magical atmosphere within the inner circle

Explore Stonehenge away from the crowds, and hear insightful theories on the prehistoric monuments origins from your expert tour guide. Step into Stonehenge’s Inner Circle and admire up-close views of the monolithic blocks. It’s possible to combine your Stonehenge tour with a visit to Salisbury Cathedral, Lacock, Castle Combe, The Cotswolds, Avebury Stone Circle. West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill or even Glastonbury and King Arthur’s Avalon.

This is a rare opportunity to visit one of the most popular and mystifing Prehistoric sites in the world. Our bespoke Stonehenge special access tour is an early morning (sunrise) or evening (sunset) event, closed off to the general public where you will be able to walk amongst the stones and stand within the stone circle!

Our personalised guided tours of Stonehenge can depart from Bath, Salisbury or even London.  Perfect for individuals, families and small groups

Wessex Guided Tours
Stonehenge Guided Tours from Bath
Mystical Landscape, Magical Tours
www.HisTOURies.co.uk

 

 

Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

Professor Terance Meade of said Wiltshire-based Stonehenge’s ancient builders create a ‘play without words’ in which one stone in particular cast a growing phallic-shaped shadow.

Stonehenge was built to cast phallic-shaped shadows during Midsummer and was part of a fertility cult, a new study claims.

Professor Terance Meade said Stonehege’s ancient builders create a ‘play without words’ in which one stone in particular cast a growing phallic-shaped shadow.

The shadow would penetrate the egg-shaped monument before hitting a central ‘female’ stone — symbolising fertility.

20170511_054301 Professor Terance Meade of said the Stonehege’s ancient builders create a ‘play without words’ in which one stone in particular cast a growing phallic-shaped shadow

Professor Meaden examined nearly 20 stone circle across Britain – including one at Avebury – and filmed their changing silhouettes at sunrise on ritually important days throughout the year.

He said the shape of the monuments at Stonehenge allow the same ‘play…

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English Heritage will once again welcome people to Stonehenge to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Sunrise is just after 8am on Wednesday 22nd December and visitors will be able to access the monument as soon as it is light enough to do so safely. Please read the information below before planning your visit PRACTICAL INFORMATION: DATE […]

via Stonehenge Winter Solstice Celebrations: 22nd December 2017 — Stonehenge News and Information

Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

Although there was historically a Summer Fayre at Stonehenge held on traditional midsummer’s day of the 24th of June, it was only comparatively recently that the association between Stonehenge and the Summer Solstice Sunrise was realised.

Before Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, the summer solstice had slipped out of sync with the old Julian calendar by 11 days. This meant that the Sun didn’t appear to rise from the Heelstone on 24th June. People somehow knew that they should be at Stonehenge on “midsummer’s day”, but the reason had long been forgotten.

Indeed, it was only in 1771 that the first link between the Heelstone and the Summer Solstice Sunrise was mentioned by Dr. John Smith, even though William Stukeley had identified that the Avenue lead off towards the solstice sunrise point some 30 years earlier. Smith churlishly didn’t even acknowledge Stukeley’s work in his…

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