This is a rare opportunity to visit the most mystifying Prehistoric site in the world.

Stonehenge VIP Access Tours

Stonehenge VIP Access Tours. A truly magical experience

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.

Stonehenge Sunset Access Tour

Stonehenge Sunset Access Tour. A unique photo opportunity.

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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-especially when the transitioning sky above the monoliths provides the cosmos as the background to one of the worlds greatest wonders.

Stonehenge sunrise access tour

Stonehenge sunrise access tour

The Stonehenge VIP Experts!

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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Customised tours of Stonehenge – Tailored to suit individuals, families and small groups- with the Stonehenge Experts. Our tour planning department are always pleased to help you plan your itinerary. Competitive rates for cars, luxury MPV’s, mini- coaches and coaches (with driver/guide or driver and guide) to suit your requirements.

Email us your desired dates and group size for a prompt reply.

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Start or finish your special day with an exclusive trip to Stonehenge with a private inner circle tour. One of the wonders of the world and steeped in mystery, this ancient temple was built around 5,000 years ago, making it older than the pyramids of Egypt. It is classed as a World Heritage Site and thought to be a place of healing, as well as an astronomical clock and a religious site.

Stonehenge Sunrise Special Access Tour

Stonehenge Sunrise Special Access Tour. A unique photo opportunity

This is a unique and private opportunity to visit the landmark and walk among the stones either during sunset or sunrise.

Stonehenge sunrise access tour

A truly magical experience………..

Spaces are very limited, please check the table below for availability before booking. Then using our booking form specify in the ‘additional information’ box your preferred date/time for the tour. Whilst we will do our very best to reserve your requested date/time, we cannot guarantee this until your payment has been received and the visit has been booked and confirmed.

To help you get the most from your Inner Circle experience, your Stonehenge tour guide will accompany you during private access to give you all the interesting stories surrounding Stonehenge.

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Salisbury Cathedral

In addition to visiting Stonehenge, guests alternatively may like to visit the picturesque City of Salisbury and it’s breathtaking Cathedral. Over 800 years old it is one of the UK’s most iconic medieval buildings. Discover the original 1215 Magna Carta, one of only four in the world, and explore its legacy in an interactive exhibition.

Roman Baths

Alternatively complete your private tour by admiring the heritage of the City of Bath boasting spectacular Georgian architecture, and more listed buildings than London. Here you can visit the ancient Roman Baths, built over 2,000 years ago. The Romans harnessed the hot local springs and were able to engineer a magnificent complex of plunge pools, steam rooms and saunas.

Alternative Tour Sights

This tour can be customised with an alternative visit to Windsor Castle (the oldest and largest royal occupied castle in the world), Avebury (a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles), or Lacock Abbey & Village (picturesque streets and historic cottages featuring in Pride & Prejudice & Harry Potter).

Pickup Times and Lunch

If you choose the sunrise Inner Circle tour, pickup for your day tour will be early morning at 5am. For the sunset tour drop-off will be around 10pm depending on the actual time of the year. Times will be confirmed upon booking and based on your pickup/drop-off location.

Stonehenge Inner Circle Tour Availability (Last Updated 24/09/2019)

Please note whilst we do our very best to reserve your requested time/date, we cannot guarantee this until your payment has been received and the visit has been booked and confirmed.

January 2020

08:00 – 9th, 10th, 12th.

February 2020

08:00 – 2nd, 6th, 7th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 27th.

March 2020

06:45 – 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th.
08:00 – 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 27th.
16:45 – 2nd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 23rd, 26th, 30th.

April 2020 onwards will become available to request in late October.
Please check back then.

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

THE Autumn Equinox is rapidly approaching as the last days of summer slowly come to an end. English Heritage are expected to offer a short period of access, from first light or safe enough to enter the monument field (approximately 06.30am) until 08:30am on the 23rd September this year.

The Autumn Equinox (Mabon)
The 2019 Autumn Equinox is at 08.50 GMT on the September 23rd
Sunrise will be 6.55am

IMG_20180320_155928_570Mabon is a harvest festival, the second of three, that encourages pagans to “reap what they sow,” both literally and figuratively. It is the time when night and day stand equal in duration; thus is it a time to express gratitude, complete projects and honor a moment of balance.

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What is the Equinox?

The equinox is when day and night are actually the same length. It happens several days before the spring equinox, and a few days after the autumn one.

The…

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

Scientists turn to ‘laser accurate’ model to test Stonehenge acoustics

A diminutive model of Stonehenge could help crack the acoustic secrets of the ancient site, according to scientists who have built a version of the megaliths at a 12th of their size.

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The team say the 1:12 model, with a stone circle spanning 2.6 metres, has an edge over other replicas of Stonhenge, such as the full-scale one near Maryhill,Washington, for being based on laser scan data. The data collected by Historic England allowed the team to produce a highly accurate representation.

Academics worked with English Heritage using laser scans of the stones and architectural research to create the shape and position of the stones in an acoustic chamber.

In 2012, a team of academics carried out acoustic experiments using a full-sized concrete reconstruction of the monument in Maryhill in the United States.

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

The archaeologists have their ideas about how and why Stonehenge was built. The annals of legend have another story, one that involves Merlin the magician plus the uncle and father of King Arthur.

The story begins not in Neolithic times but in the troubled years of the fifth century, after

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the Roman legions had withdrawn from Britain. The Saxons had invaded and were advancing rapidly across the land. The native British sought to resist them and to sustain the remnants of Romano-British civilisation. So there was terrible fighting between Saxon and Briton. So much bloodshed that their respective leaders agreed to meet at a spot on Salisbury Plain to try to negotiate a peace treaty.

The thing is, some people take a more hardball approach to ‘negotiation’ than others do. It had been agreed that the leaders should meet together unarmed, but the Saxon chieftains…

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DNA reveals origin of builders: DNA shows migrants who arrived in Britain around 6,000 years ago constructed the world’s most famous prehistoric monument.

20180620_205048 Britons who built Stonehenge were product of ancient wave of migrant farmers, DNA reveals

Researchers compared DNA extracted from Neolithic human remains found across Britain with that of people alive at the same time in Europe.

The Neolithic inhabitants appear to have travelled from Anatolia (modern Turkey) to Iberia before winding their way north.  They reached Britain in about 4,000BC.

Ancient skeletons reveal arrival of eastern Mediterranean population replaced hunter-gatherer population of British Isles

Paleogenomicist Federico Sánchez-Quinto from Uppsala University in Sweden used these techniques on dozens of remains from four megalithic tombs in Ireland, Scotland, and Sweden that were first uncovered years ago. He and his team sequenced the nuclear genomes of those remains—most of which have been dated to between 4500 B.C.E. and 3000 B.C.E.

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

Visitors headed to the famous 5,000-year-old stone circle in Wiltshire in the dark to ensure they got to see the sun rise. And they made the most of one of only four public annual events that allows people to get so close to the stones.

Big event: The equinox happens twice a year around March 20th and September 22nd, between the summer and winter solstices. On the equinox, day and night are nearly equal because the sun appears to rise before its centre is at the horizon

WHY CAN PAGANS AND DRUIDS GET SO CLOSE TO THE STONES FOR THE EQUINOX?

The famous Stonehenge circle is normally roped off to the public, but special access is granted four times a year.

This is only on the mornings of the summer solstice, winter solstice, spring equinox and autumn equinox.

English Heritage has ‘managed open access’, meaning the public can stand among the stones…

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