Few can explain the mystery of crop circles, even fewer can explain the sheer volume that appear in rural Wiltshire- the crop circle capital of the UK!

Crop Circle Tours

Ours exclusive tours have permission to visit many of the Wiltshire Crop Circles. Led by local expert guides

These large inexplicable patterns that appear in fields have been rampant in the area since the 1960s- and are largely associated with UFOs- but what is the history of these perplexing configurations, where can they be found and how do experts believe they are formed?

Arcane geometric patterns.

Where can they be found?

Short answer, Wiltshire. The country has the highest rate of crop circles in the world! Wonderful field patterns pop up all over the county every year.  More specifically, the infamous ‘Warminster triangle’ has a large concentration of these crop circles within Wiltshire.

The dawn of Warminster circles infamy can be traced back to events that took place in 1964, when the ‘Warminster mystery’ took place- the UKs largest mass UFO spotting.

Arthur Shuttlewood recounts in The Warminster Mystery:

‘The air was brazenly filled with a menacing sound…

Sudden vibrations came overhead, chilling in intensity’

Ever since this spike in paranormal activity, crop circles have appeared in the area with formidable regularity- coincidence? The area of the ‘Warminster Triangle’ covers a large portion of Wiltshire and is a must visit for any crop circle enthusiasts.

Speaking of must visits for crop circle enthusiasts – The crop circle exhibition and information centre in Pewsey. The true hub for all the vital information about the history and science of crop circles in Wiltshire, located in the core of crop circle country, Honey Street Village. Here you can link up with fellow crop circle fanatics and discover more about crop circles from experts in ‘the field’. The centre contains fascinating photos of the previous year’s ‘crop’ of photos- and they can direct you to this season’s finest offerings.

“The multi-exhibition features the key facts of crop circle phenomenon and mixes it with stunning photography.”( http://www.cropcircleaccess.com/)

Cryptic rural engravings no one ever sees being formed.

What are the Stats?

Every year Wiltshire sees 30- 40 unique crop circles – which is, as I have mentioned, the highest rate of any area in the world. The circles tend to be around 60m across but can reach far greater sizes. For example, in 2001 at Milk Hill a 238m crop circle appeared overnight! It is impossible to predict where these circles will appear, what they look like and just how big they’re going to be.

What makes the crop circles?

And so, we reach the crucial questions – how are crop circles creates?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer- but there are several popular theories. The link between UFOs and crop circles seems to be the most popular explanation. Reports from farmers of strange lights in the sky usually accompany the arrival of a new crop circle, which would perhaps suggest alien interference from above. Next time you are examining a crop circle on the ground, perhaps you should look up.

Experts in the area of alien interference in crop circles have prospered an explanation named the ‘Plasma vortex phenomenon’. The theory has spawned from research at various crop circle sites where changes to the soil composition, changes in seed germination, and evidence of a brief flash of intense heat, have led to the suggestion that the cause is ‘spinning vortexes of microwave frequencies’.

Whether you think they are caused by UFOs, earth energies or anything else, you need to see these incredible geometric etchings first-hand – and Wiltshire is the centre of the crop circle universe. Join us this summer!

We are now taking bookings for our exclusive crop circle tours for the summer of 2020.  Small groups so book early.  We can also arrange extra dates (May – September) for private groups, ideal families and small groups.  Tours can depart from London, Salisbury or Bath

Ever wanted to learn about crop circles? Or wanted to meet crop circle enthusiasts to share thoughts with? Or find out about the latest news? If so, come to the Crop Circle Exhibition & Information Centre at the brand new Honeystreet Mill Café at Honeystreet, near Alton Barnes in the Vale… We visit this exhibition on our tours
Crop Circle Exhibition & Information Centre: Click here 

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Stonehenge Sunset VIP Access Tour

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If our scheduled Stonehenge coach tours do not suit you- maybe your travel plans don’t align with the tours, or you want something special for your family, or those you choose to travel with. Maybe you’re simply a VIP. Whatever the reason, a bespoke private tour of Wiltshire’s most sacred stones is what you need instead. The flexibility of the VIP tours ensures total convenience- whatever your itinerary. Our bespoke Stonehenge private access tour can be tailored to suit any requirements- an excellent way to add a truly unique experience to the list of your adventures.

As a VIP, with your expert guide, you will not only be acquainted with the prehistoric mysteries of the great monoliths but will also be shown the sights ‘off-the-beaten track’, unfrequented by coach groups. The landscape beyond Stonehenge is steeped in history, adding to the story of the stones and making for a more holistic experience. Not to mention the verdant beauty of Wiltshire’s landscape that you will have time to admire. The customised nature of the tour allows you to range as far as you like depending on what suits you.

The superiority of our customised private Stonehenge tours has been honed by 20 years of experience.  Today excellence is standard, and we are ratified by continued 5 STAR reviews on Trip Advisor and other quality review sites. Please take the time to browse the customer feedback and read the joy of others before we take you on your own journey.

The Stonehenge Access VIP Experience

This is a rare opportunity to visit the most mystifying Prehistoric site in the world. The special access tour gets you into the inner circle of the stones- either in the early morning (sunrise) or evening (sunset). The stones are closed off to the general public and you will be able to walk amongst the stones! The Stones true glory is magnified by the silence of the surroundings. It feels like it is just you and the stones, connected to their ancient mysteries in a new way.

In the evening after Stonehenge is closed to the public, or at dawn before it is open, we arrange these exclusive access tours for you. Without the distraction of the crowd you can truly appreciate the wonder of the UK’s greatest prehistoric landmark. Few people can claim to have walked amongst these most ancient stones, as our ancestors did, and to have felt themselves miniscule stood next to the giant sarsen stones towering 6.4 meters high and weighing up to 50 tonnes. Close encounters with stones endows the wanderer with a true appreciation of the mysteries of our history, but also the scale and majesty of our entire university- e specially when the transitioning sky above the monoliths provides the cosmos as the background to one of the worlds greatest wonders.

Normal viewing only permits access from the path that surrounds the circle. Instead of being passive you can Interact with 5,000 year old history- entering the enigma itself. Stonehenge dates from 3100BC- you will be walking where very few people have access, especially in recent years. And to accompany the up close experience with the stones, an expert tour guide will regale you with stories of its history, tales of its mystery and accounts of its magic. The sheer magnetic wonder of the stones is this enhanced by a thorough and entertaining mythology, the perfect partnership to leave you with the utmost special memories.

Our Stonehenge Special Access Tours (1-30 persons) can depart from London, Bath, Salisbury, Oxford, Southampton or any location in the South West of England.

Explore the beautiful South West of England in the luxury of your own private car, MPV or mini bus, enjoying the knowledge and expertise of our professional local Stonehenge experts.

Our Stonehenge private access tours can also include Bath, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Salisbury Cathedral, Castle Combe, Windsor Castle, Winchester, Avebury Stone Circle, Lacock Village, The Cotswold’s or where ever you want to visit. We will help with your tour planning

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

Was it a Neolithic calendar? A solar temple? A lunar observatory? A calculating device for predicting eclipses?
Or perhaps a combination of more than one of these? In recent years Stonehenge has become the very icon of ancient astronomy, featuring in nearly every discussion on the subject. And yet there are those who persist in believing that it actually had little or no connection with astronomy at all.

Stonehenge is situated on the edge of Salisbury Plain, the Landscape occupies a large, sparsely populated area ideal for stargazing.   These dark skies provide the perfect environment to see the stars in all their detail, so why not organise a night-time trip to see what you can discover?

Stonehenge Full Moon Full Moon rising over Stonehenge. Photo credit to Stonehenge Dronescapes

FULL MOON 2020
January 10th  2020:  Full Wolf Moon
February 9th 2020: Full Snow Moon
March 9th 2020: Full Worm Moon
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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

English Heritage opened the site for those celebrating the end of the longest night of the year. The sun rose over Stonehenge at 08:11 GMT.

Stonehenge Winter Solstice Crowds brave the Wiltshire cold to watch the sun rise after the longest night of the year

  • Around 5,000 people gathered at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to mark the winter solstice on Sunday morning
    English Heritage opened the ancient Neolithic site to those celebrating end of the longest night of the year
    The winter solstice occurs around December 21, when the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun

Stonehenge Winter Solstice

Jenny Davies, from English Heritage, said about 5,000 people had come, ranging from pagans and Druid groups, families and tourists.

The solstice marks the symbolic death and rebirth of the sun, and begins the gradual lengthening of days and shortening of nights.

Stonehenge Winter Solstice 2019 News Links:
Winter solstice: Thousands gather at Stonehenge at dawn…

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Winter Solstice Open Access: Everything you need to know

On December 22nd 2019, to celebrate the winter solstice, Stonehenge’s inner circle is open to the public for one of only four times a year! The Stones were originally constructed in conjunction with the solar calendar – there could hardly be a more important time to be at the ancient landmark. Today, visitors from all over the world congregate to enjoy the event and English heritages policy of open access allows everyone, for this very special occasion, into the inner circle of Stonehenge, to enjoy the sunrise and interact with the monument. To ensure you have the best experience possible, we have collated all the vital information about this year’s event:

20180320_054839English Heritage is looking forward to welcoming people to Stonehenge to celebrate Winter Solstice on Sunday 22nd December.  Visitors will be able to access the monument as soon…

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The advantages of a Southampton tour / transfer you arriving into Southampton via cruise ship? Then making your way directly to London? Why not take a tour transfer and make the most of the historic and beautiful landscape that lies in between?

Southampton Transfer Service

It is far too easy to storm up the M3 motorway, Southampton to London, oblivious of the landscape that surrounds you, oblivious to the history that is hurtling past you. Hampshire and Wiltshire play host to some of the country’s richest historical cities, so easily accessible from Southampton’s beckoning harbour. So instead of rushing past, take a tour transfer – spend a night in Bath, Winchester, or Salisbury – see Stonehenge and its surrounding area, teeming with Neolithic history. Turn a commute into an adventure, a private tour experience exhibiting the best of the area which you almost missed!

Salisbury

Salisbury is Wiltshire’s historic capital – A tiny city of 40,000, with a thousand years of history. Just a 45 minute drive from Southampton, Salisbury is one of the finest possible pit stops for any lover of history and is simply beautiful to the objective eye.

Circa 1217 BC, after the clergy abandoned the truly ancient site of Old Sarum and the its cathedral, the formation of Salisbury began in earnest. The city quickly rose to prominence and was one of the largest cities in the country by the reign of Henry VIII (1491-1547).

The city didn’t remain so prominent but has always maintained a sense of bygone times and its former glory and one is confronted with an impression of England-past when exploring the various sights of the city.

Salisbury Cathedral, the tallest medieval cathedral in Europe, is the true bastion of Salisbury’s magnificent history. The main building was completed in 1258, the lofty spire added in 1320 raising the building to an astonishing 123m tall. The building has awed spectators for centuries; visible for miles around, it is a historic beacon that draws visitors to the city.

The city itself will not disappoint, with a wide variety of restaurants and pubs (some up to 800 years old) for you to explore and plenty of accommodation in which to rest.

Stonehenge

Only 15 minutes out of Salisbury stands one of the world’s most intriguing monuments. The infinitely mysterious Stonehenge. Built over 4,000 years ago for unknown reasons, the ginormous stones – some of which were dragged 140 miles from wales – still stand erect, challenging and engaging us with their pure antiquity.

Spending a night in Salisbury makes this unforgettable landmark all the more accessible. A private guided tour will allow you to interact with the area surrounding Stonehenge, learning from an expert the history and the myths of Neolithic Britain. You won’t just see Stonehenge; you’ll discover the lesser known Avebury stone circle (the largest stone circle in Europe), West Kennet Long-barrow, Woodhenge and much more!

Windsor Castle

It is 75-90 minute drive from Stonehenge to Windsor and can easily be visited on a London to Southampton tour / transfer.

Over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames. From William the Conqueror all the way through to our current Queen, successive monarchs have lived here and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world.
See for yourself the splendour of St. Georges chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. Windsor itself is a pretty town full of traditional shops and historic pubs.

If you don’t want to visit the Castle there is much else to do in Windsor and Eton. The guide will be available to assist you in having a very enjoyable few hours.

Winchester

The city of Winchester can rival any of our county’s cities for pure historical value. From iron age beginnings, after roman occupation, it became the capital of Wessex and a powerhouse of a city after the Norman landings in 1066. Today, it has maintained a sense of this rich history, the highlight being the stunning cathedral, construction of which began in 1079. All of this can be enjoyed in just 25 minutes from Southampton and 45 minutes from Salisbury. Any tour can easily accommodate this charming Hampshire city.

This a small example of the rich history available to you when you disembark in Southampton, other locations include…. Taking an 8 or 16 seater private tour transfer is a magical experience, turning transit into a truly enlightening experience – making the most of southern England’s historical effervescence.

Our Meet & Greet seaport transfer service is professional and straight forward. Your driver / guide will simply meet you as you enter the arrivals hall, he or she will be holding a personalised name plaque. Once you have met your guide he or she will assist with luggage and escort you to the vehicle.

Book a Southampton Transfer / Tour now

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The Extended Stonehenge Sunset Tour: With Special Inner Circle Access

Join us for a cross country adventure; exploring the finest landscapes the south-west of England has to offer. From the beauty of the Cotswolds’ rolling hills, to the mystery of Wessex’s Neolithic sites, the quaintness of Lacock village to the mesmeric antiquity of Stonehenge – for an unforgettable sunset amidst the sacred stones.

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Stonehenge Special Access Tour Highlights

  1. • Sunset VIP Access viewing of Stonehenge
    • Private viewing of Stonehenge – enter the inner stone circle (1 Hour)
    Luxury + Midi Coach Travel
    • Personalised small groups – maximum 26
    • Expert Local Stonehenge Guide
    • Walking Tour of Avebury Stone Circle
    • See Ancient Chalk Hill Figures
    • See Prehistoric Silbury Hill
    • Lacock Village in the Scenic Cotswolds

Our special arrangement with English Heritage allows us to invite you within the inner ring of Stonehenge as part of a unique tour experience. For 99% of people visiting the sight the stones are roped off and observed from a distance. But not you…
As the sun goes down and the tourists clear the area, you will stay. You will then be permitted beyond the fences, within the inner circle and tread the sacred ground which so few have before you. Our special access tours will allow you to contemplate the mystery of the ancient monoliths as you walk amongst them, whilst an expert tour guide brings to life their many myths, legends and fascinating history.

5000 Years of History in just one Day

The Tour
After your mini coach pick-up direct from or near to your central London we leave London behind and take the old coach road through Hungerford, Marlborough, along the Kennet valley and through the Savernake Forest to Avebury Stone Circle.
Visit two awe-inspiring prehistoric monuments of pagan Britain.

Avebury Prehistoric Stone Circle
As we meander through the countryside to Avebury, we pass famous white horses carved into the chalk hillsides and picturesque, tucked away villages. We explore the mysterious phenomena of crop circles and take a closer look at any which may be in the area.
Feel the magic when walking amongst this the largest ritual stone circle in the World.

Avebury may be less famous then its Neolithic cousin Stonehenge, but it exudes the same occult energy and the same historic significance. It is the largest prehistoric stone circle in Europe, the product of over 500 years of effort by Neolithic man. You will be able to appreciate this enigmatic space on foot, appreciating the ancient and spiritually intuitive earthworks of our Neolithic ancestors. Your appreciation of Neolithic customs will continue to grow as you try your hand at the ancient art of drowsing – prepare to be wholly amazed!

The charming village will add a dimension of variety to the Avebury experience, it’s picturesque thatched cottages, antiques and village churches contrasting with the ancient mysteries of the circle- showing the full range of British history – and of course you can appreciate a cream tea or a pint of beer in the Red Lion!
Before making our way to Lacock Village, we will also see seemingly eternal mystery of Silbury Hill, Europe’s largest prehistoric man-made monument.
Voted one of the most spiritual places in the country

Lacock Village in the scenic Cotswolds

Steep yourself in the transcendental history of Lacock. A national trust village whose quintessential English charm has been so unaffected by modern development, so untouched by recent history, that it has become the setting for many movies and television dramas: Including…

Despite its unadulterated charm, Lacock remains little known and so its beauty remains. Many of the villages wonderful buildings originally formed part of an extensive monastic complex and Lacock Abbey is truly the jewel if Lacock is the crown. We will take a walk through the village and through British history, from the towns Saxons origins to its newfound televisual glamour. There will also be the chance for food and drink at one of the towns splendid pubs.

If you are looking for drama, history and scenery then this is the tour for you!

Stonehenge Sunset Access
Finally, we reach the pinnacle of the tour, the world’s most famous prehistoric monument: Stonehenge and the opportunity to walk amongst these hallowed monoliths

Private Viewing of Stonehenge
Our tour separates you from the crowd. Whilst the average Stonehenge visitor views from a distance, amidst the crowd- our visitors enter the stone circle itself when everyone else had left. Our visitors can stand next to the stones, appreciating their true magnitude as they render you minisule in comparison- some of the stones standing at 9m. The peace of the evening, when all have left adds to the arcane mystery of the Stones- the isolation only increasing the mythic awe of the site. Your intrigue will crescendo as one of our expert guides regails you with the depth of their knowledge.
Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design.

April – September 2020
Availability is strictly limited so book early, as private viewings regularly sell out and operate on selected days only.

This exclusive tour departs central London at 12 noon and return to London approx 11pm mission all rush hour traffic therfore maximising your sightseeing time,
We can often arrange extra inner circle dates for private groups, ideal for couples, families and small groups with specific dates and wanting to save money. – click here

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