Superhenge’ Found Buried Near Stonehenge
A row of huge stones stood some 4,000 years ago just two miles from Stonehenge, dwarfing the iconic stone circle.
Dubbed “Superhenge,” the site is five times bigger than the iconic stone circle and lies buried three feet beneath a thick, grassy bank at a Stone-Age enclosure known as Durrington Walls. Full story
* This new Half Day tour departs from Bath. Visiting Stonehenge, Durrington Walls, Woodhenge, the newly discovered ‘Superhenge’ and Lacock Village in the Cotswolds *
We drive through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside to Stonehenge . This amazing monument was first mentioned as one of the wonders of Britain only seventy years after the Norman Conquest. It has aroused awe and curiosity ever since. This is your chance to experience it for yourself. During the journey to Stonehenge your driver guide will give you commentary on the sites we pass and there is also plenty of information for you to browse through. If English is not your first language there are audio presentations at the monument in all major languages
´We also take a look at Durrington Walls where nearly 100 stones 4,500 years old, some measuring 15ft (4.5m) in length, were discovered under 3ft of earth at Durrington Walls using geophysical imaging technology. Experts think it may have surrounded traces of springs and a dry valley leading into the River Avon. Close by is Woodhenge which consisted of six concentric rings of wooden post holes within a bank and ditch, now marked by concrete posts. In the middle of the circle the grave of a three year old girl was found suggesting possible ritual sacrifice. We firmly believe that viewing these other two henges ´complete the circle´ – if you will pardon the pun – and help to show you that Stonehenge is not ´just a bunch of rocks in the middle of nowhere´ !
On a clear day we get a view of the Westbury White Horse.
Lacock National Trust Village
This wonderful village consists of properties which date from the 13th and 18th centuries. It was once a prosperous woollen town but now it seems like a village trapped in time. There has been no major building here in the last 200 years so you really feel as if you’re stepping back into English history.
If you’re interested in film locations Lacock has been used many times. It became the town of Meriton in the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice and more recently Downton Abbey (second episode of final series). The Abbey was also used in the filming of the first two Harry Potter movies. We will take you to Godric’s Hollow, the home of James and Lilly Potter (Harry’s parents) and to professor Horace Slughorn’s house from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Other film credits for Lacock include Emma, Moll Flanders, Robin of Sherwood/Robin Hood, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Other Boleyn Girl, Cranford, and The Wolfman.
Your fully guided return mini coach tour includes:
Stonehenge Stone Circle
Stonehenge Visitor Centre
Newly discovered Superhenge
Crop Circles (seasonal)
Book this small group tour here
Stonehenge Guided Tours
The Original and Best Stonehenge Tour Operator