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 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**
Tour operates every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
07.30 - 09.15am London pick-ups
London Bridge (7.30am), Kings Cross (7.55am), Baker Street (8.10am), Victoria (8.25am), South Kensington (8.50am) Earls Court (9.00am), Hammersmith (9.15am)
Full details of pick up points can be found on our FAQ page here. You will receive details of your selected pick up on your E-Ticket.
We recommend you arrive at your departure/pick up point at least 10 minutes prior to your tour ensure you do not miss your tour! You must ensure you go to your booked pick up point as you may not be able to board at another location.
After our pick-ups in Central London, we depart for Wiltshire!
11:00 am 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.
1:30 pm 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.
3:00pm (2.30pm in Winter months) Arrive at Stonehenge where entry is included with fast track along with entrance to new £27m visitor centre.
7.00pm Arrive back to London after a magical day out
Please note the itinerary is intended as a guide and some details may be subject to change.
** 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**
**On 30th September due to early closures at Stonehenge our visit is slightly earlier at 2pm*