Join our highly acclaimed Avebury & Salisbury tour for an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the rich history and breathtaking beauty of Avebury, a remarkable Neolithic ceremonial landscape, and explore the charming city of Salisbury. Our knowledgeable tour guides will ensure you gain a true understanding and appreciation for this remarkable part of the world, making it a must-do for history enthusiasts.
During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit Avebury, Europe’s largest stone circle and UNESCO World Heritage site. Avebury is just one element of an extensive sacred landscape that includes other fascinating sites such as West Kennet Avenue, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary, and Windmill Hill. These sites were believed to have been offerings to the gods who controlled natural phenomena. Avebury’s impressive circles consist of 200 standing stones arranged in an outer and two inner circles, surrounded by a vast bank and ditch. The scale of Avebury Henge is so immense that it could contain the famous Stonehenge approximately 130 times!
The tour could also include a visit to the enigmatic Silbury Hill, the largest man-made mound in Europe. Despite extensive research, the purpose of Silbury Hill remains a mystery, with theories suggesting it could have served as a territorial marker, burial mound, or cenotaph. Its height and volume are comparable to the Egyptian pyramids, adding to its intrigue.
In Salisbury, you will discover one of England’s most historically significant cities, home to Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta. Salisbury Cathedral, renowned for its architectural beauty, features the country’s tallest church spire. The cathedral houses one of only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta, as well as the world’s oldest working mechanical clock. The city itself offers a vibrant atmosphere, with a plethora of dining options, charming independent shops, and picturesque streets to explore. Our tour will take you on a leisurely walk through these renowned streets, allowing you to experience the city like a local.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to delve into the captivating history and stunning landscapes of Avebury and Salisbury. Join us for an unforgettable journey through time.
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