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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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Located in Wiltshire, England, Stonehenge is one of the world’s most iconic man-made landmarks. Tourists flock to the raised stones to ponder their origins and meaning. Are these the marks of an alien burial site? Were ancient sacrificial rituals conducted here? How were these stones raised before the advent of modern technology? Stonehenge baffles tourists (and historians) to this day as it sits isolated in the middle of the English countryside.

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Recently, a group of archaeologists from the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project uncovered the extensive remains of a 90-stone structure less than two miles from Stonehenge. Using remote sensing technologies, the archaeologists were able to detect the presence of the massive stone monument, which is currently buried under a bank of grass. Though the archaeologists aren’t entirely sure when the monument was built, they are able to place its construction as contemporary to Stonehenge itself, some time between 2,000 and 3,000 BC.

This new discovery means Stonehenge is not isolated and may in fact be relatively small in comparison to its newfound neighbor. Scientists and archaeologists alike are scrambling to figure out the significance of the new monument and where it figures into the history of the area.

Luckily for them, the new monument is surprisingly well-preserved, and excavation of the stones could lead to specimens more easily researchable than Stonehenge. If full excavation occurs, the monument would form a half moon that dwarfs its sister site. Preemptive hypotheses suggest the new stones might’ve been used for ancient calendar purposes, as a sacred space for religious acts, or as the wall of an arena.

In a statement released to the press by the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, Paul Garwood, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, reflected on the project’s game-changing discovery, “The extraordinary scale, detail and novelty of the evidence produced by the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project is changing fundamentally our understanding of Stonehenge and the world around it. Everything written previously about the Stonehenge landscape and the ancient monuments within it will need to be re-written.”

Regardless of what scientists uncover, this story will be an important one to watch unfold. And in the near future, the discovery might also be a can’t-miss addition to the English travel itinerary.

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk (HUFFINGTON POST)

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