Stonehenge and Avebury day tour from London

Visits the historic Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow


Avebury Henge

Avebury Henge: largest stone circle in the world

Stonehenge and Avebury Tour highlights

  • Entrance tickets to Stonehenge with audio guide

  • Walking tour of Avebury; visit the largest stone circle in the world

  • A visit to West Kennet Long Barrow; enter inside this Neolithic burial tomb

  • A visit to Silbury Hill; Europe's tallest prehistoric man-made structure

  • Free time for lunch and to explore Avebury

  • Luxury air conditioned motor coach and services of a professional guide

Stonehenge and Avebury Tour From London Ticketing

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

7.30-9.15am - pick ups in London

7pm - returns

 

The tour bus winds its way around most Central London hotel districts picking up from strategic points.

The timetable is:

 

London Bridge (7.30am), Kings Cross (7.55am), Baker Street (8.10am), Victoria (8.25am), South Kensington (8.50), Earls Court (9am) and Hammersmith (9.15am).

Detailed directions are provided on your confirmation.

 

Stonehenge and Avebury - what to expect

The first leg of the tour is to the medieval village of Avebury which is ringed by the largest stone circle in the world and the product of Neolithic man. It takes about two hours from London to reach Avebury.

 

A professional guide is aboard the coach the entire day and will provide commentary and guiding throughout.

 


Stonehenge and Avebury Tour From London Ticketing


Avebury

Avebury is part of the World Heritage Site that includes Stonehenge; in the area of Wiltshire dotted with many barrows, standing stones and processional routes.

 

While Stonehenge is an iconic world famous ancient monument, nearby Avebury just 20 miles north, despite being the largest henge in the world, is relatively unknown. As well as being shown around the henge and village you will have free time to explore this picturesque and historic area.

 

As a Neolithic and Bronze age landscape, it shows us glimpses into our ancient ancestors' past. Avebury is much, much larger than Stonehenge - in fact the stone circle which lies within is the largest in the world - and is also the only stone circle with a village built within it.  

 

Many people value Avebury for being a little quieter, with easier access than Stonehenge. You can wander around the stones themselves, walk around the entire embankment and get a much more intimate experience. Avebury is something of a spiritual place where people tie ribbons to one of the many large trees, with knotted roots, to leave something of themselves behind before they continue on their journey.

 

Avebury - more details

Avebury Henge

Avebury Henge: Neolthic and Bronze Age landscape

 

Walking Tour of Avebury

Avebury is totally open access, the good news is you can wander among the stones to your hearts content - unlike at Stonehenge. The bad news is that it is all grass with sheep actively grazing. You should wear appropriate footwear particularly if the grass will be damp after rain.

 

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.

 

West Kennet Avenue

Like Stonehenge, Avebury also has its avenues, the West Kennet Avenue - leading to another stone circle, 'The Sanctuary' on Overton Hill, and Beckhampton Avenue, leading to two standing stones 'The Longstones.' These avenues themselves are made up of pairs of sarsen stones; a tall thin stone opposing a shorter, stouter one. Theories have emerged that they represented the male and the female respectively.

 

Inside West Kennet Long Barrow Avebury

Inside West Kennet Long Barrow Avebury

West Kennet Longbarrow

South of the West Kennet Avenue lies an ancient burial chamber, West Kennet Longbarrow, built over 5,500 years ago and one of the largest in the country.

 

Your guide will take you into the burial chambers and bring its fascinating history alive.

 

At least 46 people, men and women of all ages, have been found buried inside with their possessions, such as pottery, beads and weapons. You will be able to enter the chamber itself, seeing the ancient stones arranged just as they were thousands of years ago.

 

West Kennet Longbarrow - more details

 

Silbury Hill

Mysterious Silbury Hill is Europe's tallest prehistoric man-made structure. Theories abound as to what its original purpose was. It may have been a physical way of raising elite people, such as priests, above the level of everyone else, to demonstrate their authority. Like Stonehenge and Avebury, it is another astonishing Neolithic achievement, that suggests there must have been a large, stable population, capable of becoming a strong workforce, digging with antler picks in about 2500 BC.

 

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Stonehenge tour with Avebury

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

This ancient Neolithic site, over 5,000 years' old offers a fascinating glimpse into our ancestors' past. The ring of stones still poses many archaeological and historical questions for academics and visitors alike.

 

A phenomenal feat of engineering, each stone weighing many tonnes, it is fascinating to admire the spirit of cooperation needed to build something at such an early time in history, with such primitive tools.

 

An audioguide (in 10 different languages), is included in the price and will inspire you with information surrounding Stonehenge, examining many different theories as to how and why the henge was built.

 

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Prices & tour reservations

Prices displayed on the banner link are the current prices for this tour. Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.

 

On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a calendar control at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process.

 


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