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Archive for January 18th, 2017

Our private guided Stonehenge tours that depart from Bath and Salisbury are the most popular with our overseas visitors. Stonehenge is the most famous and enigmatic Megalithic site in the United Kingdom. Dominating the landscape of Salisbury Plain in the county of Wiltshire, the giant standing stones of Stonehenge – some weighing up to 50 tonnes – are a mysterious icon left by mysterious ancient peoples. Our Stonehenge Inner Circle VIP Access Tours allow you to enter the inner circle at sunrise or sunset.

Stonehenge Inner Circle VIP Access Tours

A midwinter sunrise at Stonehenge. A private guided inner circle tour from Bath.

Why did our ancestors build the circle – as a temple, a burial site, a place of healing, or a calendar? And how did they transport the massive stones weighing up to 50 tonnes from so far away? Arthurian legend has it that the circle was built by Merlin, assisted by giants. The purpose and the construction of this awe-inspiring monument is one of the world’s most enduring mysteries. Find out on one of lecture standard custom tours.

Stonehenge Inner Circle VIP Access Tours
We can arrange with English Heritage for you to experience a unique visit to this ancient sacred site – beyond the fences & after the crowds have gone home. Walk amongst the stones & experience the magical atmosphere within the inner circle.
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!

Popular attraction combinations include Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle, Bath, Glastonbury and King Arthur Country, Salisbury Cathedrall and Magna Carta, Windsor Castle, The Cotswolds, Oxford, Wells Cathedral, Lacock Village, Castle Combe, The Cotswolds or simply Stonehenge at sunset or sunrise.

Private tours from Bath with an expert driver-guide
Enjoy the wonder of Stonehenge on our custom private guided tours with a local prehistory and Stonehenge expert. Bath, Salisbury and London departures.

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

In the early 2000s, Professor David Jacques was researching the estate records of Amesbury Abbey and realised that the archaeology around the Iron Age hillfort known as Vespasian’s Camp had probably not been obliterated by landscaping of the parkland in the 18th Century, as had previously been assumed.

The subsequent excavations, from 2005 onwards, around the spring pool at Blick Mead have transformed the understanding of the Stonehenge landscape.

historic-amesbury Archaeologists at the University of Buckingham, led by David Jacques found the ancient site in October 2014, which is around one-and-a-half miles (2.4km) from Stonehenge

The earliest datable “monumental” activity at Stonehenge comes from pine charcoal found at the bottom of two of the three enormous post pits that were discovered in the late 1960s when the old car park was being extended.

Radiocarbon-dated to around 7,500 – 7,900 BC these almost 1m diameter pine posts were erected back…

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Standing Stones. By Steve Marshall

Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

Standing stones come in a variety of guises. Some are erected in circles; some make up megalithic tombs; some have intriguing patterns on them, or are steeped in myth.

Standing Stones by Steve MarshallLong-standing questions include why they were erected and how? What do they tell us about Britain’s cultural history? As a standing stones enthusiast, Steve Marshall has travelled the British Isles to inspect these fascinating monoliths.

Stonehenge and Avebury are possibly the most famous sites in Britain, but the Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis also have a magical quality; and at the Ness of Brodgar, a Neolithic complex has recently been uncovered by archaeologists. With accompanying photographs taken by the author, this accessible guide to standing stones in Britain will tell you all you need to know.

Publication Date: 2nd Marh 2017
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Steve Marshall: Independent archaeological researcher writer & musician. Author of ‘Exploring Avebury: The Essential…

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