Stonehenge Special Access tours from Salisbury 2018

Regular evening Special Access inside Stonehenge after the crowds have left with Pat Shelley


Special Access Tour At Stonehenge With Pat Shelley

Expert guide: Special Access at Stonehenge with Pat Shelley

Get up close to the stones with Pat Shelley: The Stonehenge Experience

Want to be one of the few people to walk amongst the inner stone circle at Stonehenge?

 

Your tour will be led by an acknowledged expert, Pat Shelley, the mostly highly rated tour guide in the area who has worked with many TV production companies, archaeologists, and authors on the history Stonehenge.

 

Unlike the other Special Access tours we cover here, this one starts in the nearest main town to Stonehenge, Salisbury, and your time on the Stonehenge landscape is much longer as the tour takes in much more than Stonehenge itself.


Don't worry if your accommodation is in London, it is very easy to get to Salisbury from London by train and the trains run until late so there is still time to get back to London last thing.

 

A few tours in winter only operate early morning as there is no Stonehenge Special Access in the evening in winter.

 

Salisbury is a great place to visit in its own right, so why not make a day of it and round a memorable day with your special tour to Stonehenge?

Salisbury what to expect

 

With its exclusive focus on Stonehenge and the surrounding landscape, this tour is the most in depth on the subject of Stonehenge or all the tours. In fact, it is the context of the landscape, such as Durrington Walls, Woodhenge and the Avenue walk which really help to bring Stonehenge as it would have been for our ancestors, alive. If you want to star to really understand what Stonehenge was all about, this is the tour for you. This truly is a tour you will never forget.

 

Stonehenge Special Access From Salisbury

 

Woodhenge, Stonehenge Special Access Tour

Pat Shelley explains Woodhenge

Stonehenge Experience Special Access Tour from Salisbury with Pat Shelley

Depending on the date, the tour starts from Salisbury between 3pm and 7.15pm returning to Salisbury around 5 hours' later. In the winter months there are early morning tours (as there are no evening Special Access slots available).

 

Before you go to Stonehenge itself, the tour makes visits to other Neolithic monuments in the Stonehenge landscape area. By the time you reach Stonehenge you will have all the angles related to Stonehenge enabling your experience inside Stonehenge to come to life.

 

- Visit Woodhenge and Durrington Walls where the builders of Stonehenge are believed to have lived.

- See the Cursus, and take a walk along the Avenue and get one of the most interesting views of Stonehenge

- Special Access tour around the centre of Stonehenge circle after it is closed to the public

- See barrows (burial mounds) and understand their importance within the Stonehenge landscape.

 

Stonehenge Special Access Pat Shelley from Salisbury - available dates 2018/19

The Pat Shelley Stonehenge Special Access tour will be running on just a few dates over the summer in 2018, on selected Thursdays and Saturdays.

These tours are very popular so we recommend booking early if you can.

 

Table of Stonehenge Special Access available dates 2018/2019 (Scroll right to bottom to see Salisbury dates.)

 

Tour Itinerary

Millstream Coach Park is the meeting point for the evening tours or the Market Square for few number of morning tours that operate.

 

Walking the Avenue with Pat Shelley Special Access Stonehenge

Special Access-Stonehenge Avenue: take the long walk as our ancestors would have done

A map is sent on confirmation of your reservation. The meeting point is within easy walking distance of Salisbury Railway Station and Salisbury Cathedral, well worth a visit prior to your evening tour.

 

It is recommended that guests do not rely on the train that gets in just before the tour starts because of any possible delays.


After the tour drop offs are offered at the railway station, Millstream coach park and the Market square.


On leaving Salisbury it is about 10 miles to the Stonehenge landscape. First visit is Durrington Walls and Woodhenge close to the River Avon from where the procession route to Stonehenge starts.

 

It is then back on the coach to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, where we start a walk across the Stonehenge landscape, climaxing with your visit to the Stonehenge monument itself inside the stones. Walking is a little over a mile with 4 stopping points.


On completion of the tour the coach takes us back to Salisbury stopping at the railway station, Millstream coach park and the Market square.


Prices & Tour Reservations

Prices are displayed on the banner link below. Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation.


Stonehenge Special Access From Salisbury

Getting to Salisbury from London

As Pat has nearly all his tours on the evening sessions it is possible to use train services to and from Salisbury on the day of the tour. Direct trains run back to London until about 9.30pm, indirect trains later.

Salisbury is a bit of a rail hub with main lines and frequent trains going east to London, south to Southampton and west to Bath and Bristol.

 

Frequent trains run from London's Waterloo station taking approximately 80 minutes to do the journey.

There are normally two trains an hour operating up until very late evening.

During the week, the cheap tickets are not available until after the morning commuter rush.


The Trainline - timetables and ticketing for UK railways

 

Stonehenge Special Access Dates 2018/19


Stonehenge Special Access Tour Dates 2018/19

Morning

Premium Tours

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  Andersons  

Jul

19,26

n/a

n/a

Aug

2,6,9,13,16,20,23,27,30

4,11,18,25

10

Sep

3,6,10,13,17,20

1,8,15

14

Dec

8

3,10,17,31

n/a

Jan 19

5,12

7,14,21,28

4

Feb 19

2,9,16,23

4,11,18,25

1

Mar 19

4,7,25,28

2,4,9,16,30

1

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Evening

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Jul

1

30

20

Aug

8,12,15,19,22

13,20

3,17

Sep

2,5,9,12,16,19

3,10,17

7

Mar 19

3,6,10,13,24,27

n/a

15

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Evening

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Jul

14,17,21,31

21,26

12,21,26,28

Aug

7,14,18,21

2,4,11

2,9,11

Sep

4,11,18

1,6,8

1,6,8

Dec

n/a

28

28

Mar 19

2,5,9,12,16,26,30

n/a

n/a

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