Avebury & Stonehenge, Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Description

Our popular Avebury & Stonehenge "Mysterious Britain" Day trip visits the historic Stonehenge, Avebury and West Kennet Long Barrow in Wiltshire.

Our first stop will be the medieval village of Avebury which is ringed by the largest stone circle in the world and the product of Neolithic man. You will have free time to explore this picturesque and historic area. The Stone Circle and village of Avebury is believed to be over 2000 years older than Stonehenge and is just 3 miles in radius.

Avebury lies at the heart of England's most ancient and mysterious countryside. There have been reports of at least five different ghosts at the Red Lion Pub, located inside the stone circle, with high levels of paranormal activity being recorded.

Then a very short journey from the stone circle we walk up the hillside to West Kennet Long Barrow one of the largest Neolithic burial tombs in Britain and over 5000 years old. Your Tour Manager will take you into the burial chambers and bring it's fascinating history alive.

Our final stop of the day is of couse the world famous
Stonehenge!  Entrance to Stonehenge and its visitor centre are included - along with audio guides (subject to availability on arrival) and free time to explore the site.

Your day tour includes:

  • Walking Tour of Avebury
  • Free Time for lunch and to explore Avebury
  • A visit to West Kennet Long Barrow
  • A visit to Silbury Hill
  • Entrance into Stonehenge



**Please note in the event of bad weather on the day of the tour, the visit to West Kennet Long Barrow may not take place- as it is quite a walk - and would be unpleasant in heavy rain conditions... Your tour manager will advise on the day**

Spring 2018 - Due to recent adverse weather conditions parts of Avebury and West Kennet Long Barrow are currently non accessible due to water logged ground.

Tour operates every Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Wednesday 2nd January 2019
  • 07:30 London Pick ups. London Bridge (7.30am), Kings Cross (7.55am), Victoria (8.25am), South Kensington (8.50am) Earls Court (9.00am), Hammersmith (9.15am)

    **due to road works we cannot pick up at Baker Street until 2019**
  • 09:15 After our pick-ups in Central London, we depart for Wiltshire!.
  • 11:00 Our first stop will be the medieval village of Avebury. which is ringed by the largest stone circle in the world and the product of Neolithic man. Avebury was built and amended over many centuries from about 2850 BC to 2200 BC! You will have free time to explore this picturesque and historic area.
    **Please note; due to weather conditions, the area can be very muddy, we recommend proper footwear for safety and comfort**
  • 13:30 After Avebury, we'll take a very short drive to West Kennet Long Barrow, by Silbury Hill.. Walk up the hillside to West Kennet Long Barrow, one of the largest Neolithic burial tombs in Britain and over 5000 years old. Your tour manager will take you into the burial chambers and bring it's fascinating history alive.
  • 15:00 Arrival at Stonehenge (2.30pm during winter months). Fast track entrance with audio guides (subject to availability by Stonehenge) is includes to the Stonehenge site and visitor centre. You'll have free time to explore and view the site.
  • 17:00 Depart Stonehenge for London.
  • 19:00 Approximate arrival back to London after a magical day out.

    ** Avebury and West Kennet Long Barrow can be muddy in the winter/rainy conditions, we recommend sensible footwear (wellies/boots) and warm clothing for this tour**

    *June 2018 Please note due to recent storms, West Kennet is currently experiencing flooding - Wellington boots are recommended for this tour or waterproof boots if you wish to take the walk up to the Long Barrow *

All times shown are local times.

Please note the itinerary is intended as a guide and some details may be subject to change.

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