January 2017


Seeking highly motivated, talented, customer focused tour guides and driver/guides for our Stonehenge tour programme. Must have energy, enthusiasm and an overwhelming love for Stonehenge and the South West of England.  Our freelance tour guides are renowned for their exceptional ability to provide a truly memorable experience for our overseas customers. We offer an industry leading pay structure based on experience, full time/part time permanent or full time/part time seasonal contracts and welcome applications with or without a Blue Badge.

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Many of our guided tours go inside the inner circle of Stonehenge so an intimate knowledge of the monument is vital.

What we require:

Good overview and knowledge of pre-history and British culture
Must have energy, enthusiasm and an overwhelming love for Stonehenge and the South West of England.
Passion for people, the areas we will be visiting, culture and traditions.
Flexibility, teamwork, leadership and organizational.
The ability to demonstrate the importance of high levels of customer service
Prepared to work early or late shifts as many of our tours are at Sunrise or Sunset.
Be adaptable and flexible to the ever changing needs of the tourism environment

Typical sightseeing itineraries:

Stonehenge and environs.
Avebury and environs.
Stonehenge, Bath, Lacock Village and Cotswold’s district
Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Windsor Castle
Stonehenge,  Glastonbury (Tor and Abbey) and Winchester
Stonehenge and Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
Stonehenge Inner Circle Access Tours

As part of our continues expansion programme we currently require Licensed MPV Driver / Guides based in London, Bath, Salisbury and Southampton.
PCV Mini Bus Driver / Guides
‘Step on’ Tour Guides based in London, Salisbury and Bath

If you are interested in working with Stonehenge Guided Tours, please respond to us with your CV and / or a description of yourself and why you enjoy working as a tour guide. Email us here: experts@stonehengetours.com

The Stonehenge Tour Experts
Operating Stonehenge Guided Tours since 1995
http://www.StonehengeTours.com

This walking path links Britain’s two greatest prehistoric sites, Avebury and Stonehenge, and is as epic as the Inca Trail

The Great Stones Way is one of those ideas so obvious it seems amazing that no one has thought of it before: a 38-mile walking trail to link England’s two greatest prehistoric sites, Avebury and Stonehenge, crossing a landscape covered with Neolithic monuments.

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The Great Stones Way is a route using existing paths through the Wiltshire Downs, starting just south of Swindon and ending up at Old Sarum, on the outskirts of Salisbury. As long-distance trails go, this one is quite short, making it perfect for an energetic long weekend, or for more leisurely exploration over a week.

What’s the attraction?
Walking the Great Stones Way takes you on a journey through a landscape steeped in history, allowing you to discover the extraordinary sights our ancestors have left us. These include Iron Age hill forts with commanding views such as Barbury Castle and Old Sarum, while optional loops take you past the Neolithic henges and stone circles at the combined UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury and Stonehenge. There is also the option to finish the walk at Salisbury’s majestic medieval cathedral. The first part of the trail heads south through the rolling open chalk downland landscape of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

“I can’t help thinking how much better it is to arrive at Stonehenge on foot. The comparison that comes to mind, and which I know well, is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The experience of trekking to both sites is immeasurably richer, not just because you’ve “earned it”, but because both sets of ruins are only properly understood in the context of the sacred landscape that surrounds them.”

Stonehenge Guided Tours is proud to offer a Contours walking holiday following the ‘Great Stones Way’ Please visit our Stonehenge tour website for full details

We also offer  daily Stonehenge guided walking tours throughout the year.

Stonehenge Guided Tours
The Stonrhenge Tour Experts
http://www.StonehengeTours.com

Stonehenge News and Information

Merlin makes his first appearance in the Stonehenge story in Book 8, Chapter 10, of Geoffrey of Monmouth‘s epic work “Historia Regum Britanniae” (The History of the Kings of Britain, c. 1136AD) when Aurelius Ambrosius – recently annointed King of Britain and the brother of Uther Pendragon – seeks his advice for a lasting memorial to the British princes treacherously slain by the Saxons during a truce.

Merlin says:
“If you are desirous to honour the burying-place of these man with an everlasting monument, KIng Arthurs Merlin at Stonehengesend for the Giant’s Dance, which is in Killaraus, a mountain in Ireland. For there is a structure of stones there, which none of this age could raise without a profound knowledge of the mechanical arts. They are stones of a vast magnitude and wonderful quality; and if they can be placed here, as they are there, round this spot of ground, they will…

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Stonehenge News and Information

Astronomer Prof. Gerald Hawkins wrote two articles for “Nature” in 1963 and 1964 in which he pointed out several new Stonehenge alignments to the Sun and Moon and proposed that the 56 Aubrey Holes could be used to predict eclipses. His subsequent popular book “Stonehenge Decoded” gave the world the idea that the monument was a Neolithic computer.

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Archaeologists were horrified at the thought and the leading authority on Stonehenge at the time, one Richard Atkinson, wrote a rebuttal paper in 1966 called “Moonshine on Stonehenge” which heavily criticised Hawkins conclusions. Atkinson considered the builders of Stonehenge to be “howling barbarians” – a statement he later came to regret.

on-stonehenge-and-fhProf. Fred Hoyle followed up Hawkins’ work on the eclipse predictor idea and came up with a relatively simple recipe for moving markers around the 56 Aubrey Holes to keep track of the Sun, Moon and the two points in the…

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