Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘inner circle’

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

 

 

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

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.

HisTOURies U.K
Mystical Country, Magical Tours!
www.Histouries.co.uk

 

 

Read Full Post »

  • The large complex was found in a city around 1.5 miles from Stonehenge
  • The 656 foot diameter complex consists of around 3,000 feet of ditches 
  • Around 300 feet (100 metres) of the ditches have been excavated so far
  • Evidence of cattle bones, ceramic dishes and human remains were found

A new discovery could help shed light on why the mysterious Stonehenge was built.

Visit Stonehenge

A new discovery could help shed light on why the mysterious Stonehenge was built. The large complex, found in a city around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the famous stone circle, is thought to date back more than 1,000 years before Stonehenge (pictured) Daily Mail

The large complex, found in a city around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the famous stone circle, is thought to date back more than 1,000 years before Stonehenge.

The researchers say the complex was a sacred place where Neolithic people performed ceremonies, including feasting and the deliberate smashing of ceramic bowls.

The new discovery shows the entire area around Stonehenge was even more sacred and ritually active than archaeologists had thought, hundreds of years before Stonehenge appeared.

The complex was built about 5,650 years ago, around 3650 BC, more than 1,000 years before the stones of Stonehenge were erected.

The 656 foot (200 metre) diameter complex consists of around 3,000 feet (950 metres) of ditches and is the first major early Neolithic monument discovered in the Stonehenge area for more than a century.

It was discovered in a village called Larkhill in Wiltshire, just 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north east of the famous site.

A group of archaeologists found the site after the UK Ministry of Defence was preparing to build British Army houses on the land.

The researchers, led by Wessex Archaeology, found evidence of cattle bones, ceramic dishes and human remains.

Freshly broken pottery, dumps of worked flint and even a large stone saddle quern used to turn grain into flour were also found.

The researchers will now test the remains of the the findings, including the ceramic bowls, to try to determine what they were used for.

Each bowl could have held up to 10.5 pints (six litres) of beverage or partially liquid food, potentially a broth.

‘The newly found site is one of the most exciting discoveries in the Stonehenge landscape that archaeologists have ever made,’ a prehistorian from Wessex Archaeology said.

‘These discoveries are changing the way we think about prehistoric Wiltshire and about the Stonehenge landscape in particular,’ said Martin Brown, Principal Archaeologist for WYG, consultancy company WYG, which is leading the Larkhill housing development.

‘The Neolithic people whose monuments we are exploring shaped the world we inhabit: They were the first farmers and the first people who settled down in this landscape, setting us on the path to the modern world.

‘It is an enormous privilege to hold their tools and investigate their lives.’

Around 300 feet (100 metres) of the ditches have been excavated so far.

Read the full article in the Daily Mail. written by ABIGAIL BEALL

Wessex Guided Tours
The Best Tours in British History
http://www.HisTOURies.co.uk

Read Full Post »

Thought I would upload these images that I took (very early)  this morning from the inner circle of Stonehenge.  Sunrise was at 6.40 am and we had perfect weather.  I was with a family from Ohio who were overwhelmed with the experience.  We then went onto visit Avebury Stone Circle, Silbury Hill and West Kennet long Barrow.  A great day was had by all


Mike – Stonehenge Tour Guide
HISTOURIES UK – The Best Tours in History

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: