Stonehenge & Avebury - The Mysteries of Ancient Britain - A wonderful journey through 5000 years of time, exploring the mysteries and rich heritage of ancient Britain.
Henge’s are lonely and inspiring pagan temples, which never occur outside the British Isles. Hear about the many myths, legends and mysteries of this famous World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, built over 5000 years ago. Stonehenge is unique with its horizontal ring supported by megaliths. The sight you will see today is only the last stage in the amazing story. The famous Heel Stone was erected back in 3100 BC. Nearly six centuries later man was still adding to Stonehenge with the Y and Z holes being dug around the stones and even later still the Avenue was extended. Take time to reflect upon its powerful, mysterious presence and the ancient engineering and design. Why not visit the official gift shop for those souvenirs to make your friends envious of your experience.
Walk up the hillside to West Kennet Long Barrow one of the largest Neolithic burial tombs in Britain and over 5000 years old. Your guide will take you into the burial chambers and bring it's fascinating history alive.
This is Europe's largest prehistoric man-made monument yet still a mystery to modern day man. The sheer volume of Silbury Hill rivals the Great Pyramids of Egypt. It is estimated that it would have taken a team on 500 men approximately 15 years continual no-stop building to have completed it. Unlike the Pyramids there is no explanation as to why the hill was built or for what purpose.
While at Avebury we visit the largest stone circle in Britain and the product of over 500 years of effort by Neolithic man. Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient site and try your hand at the ancient art of dowsing. Prepare to be amazed! There's also time to explore the charming village with its thatched cottages, antiques and village church. Maybe enjoy a traditional cream tea or if you are feeling brave enough why not try some local ale in Avebury's haunted pub before we return back to the present - London.
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 and new English Heritage Visitor centre
"A truly legendary day out in the ancient Kingdom of Wessex"