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Stonehenge is one of the most mystifying and fascinating attractions you are likely to unearth in your lifetime. Solstice, or Litha is defined as a stopping or standing still of the sun. It is the longest day of the year and the time when the sun is at its highest elevation. This date has held sacred import for thousands of years as humans have unfailingly been astounded by the immense life-giving force of the sun.

Stonehenge Summer Solstice Sunrise

Stonehenge Summer Solstice Sunrise

The Celts commemorated it with bonfires that supplemented the sun’s energy, Christians celebrated the feast of St John the Baptist towards the end of June and the Chinese commemorated the Summer Solstice with the festival of Li, the Goddess of light. Celebrators characteristically congregate at Stonehenge, the archaic stone circle in Wiltshire, to see the sun rise. The Heel Stone and Slaughter Stone, positioned outside the main circle, align with the rising sun.

Intriguingly, Summer Solstice revelers used to number, incredibly enough, in the region of 70,000. In 1985 they conflicted with up to 500 police in the notorious ‘Battle of the Beanfield’. For many the wish to get to Stonehenge in time for the Solstice is analogous to a sacred experience. Take a Stonehenge tour and savour the most powerfully spiritual experience you are very likely to have.

Stonehenge was deemed a World Heritage Site in 1986 and still maintains its deeply sacred and unearthly feel, in spite of the great number of tourists who visit. If you decide to visit this remarkable site during the Summer Solstice, you are making an altogether very wise decision. However, you should also make certain you also spend some time exploring into the enchanting regions that are in close proximity to Stonehenge.
Indeed, if it is spirituality you are looking for, do not limit your tour to the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge. Stonehenge is not the only antique landmark in this area. Indeed, just 25 miles north of Stonehenge is the striking Avebury complex, which is a vigorous competitor to be the most impressive of all the remaining antediluvian earthworks in Europe. The Avebury stone circle is truly much better than that of Stonehenge – but the stones are slighter. Upon visiting Avebury, you can touch its stones, which you are not able to do at Stonehenge.

Windsor Castle is certainly well worth visiting. Indeed, it is not for naught that Samuel Pepys avowed the Castle to be ‘the most romantic castle that is in the world’. That was in 1666 – however, it is a true today as it ever was. In 43 AD the Romans began the creation of ‘Aquae Sulis’, the Roman Baths, as a refuge affording tranquillity and relaxation, distinct from other Roman defensive town settlements.
Take a Stonehenge and Windsor tour for an especially captivating experience that will leave you with lasting memories.

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Stonehenge tours from London are widespread. It is not surprising that a multitude of people wish to explore the history of this enigmatic structure. Scholars still appear to be no closer to uncovering the purpose of Stonehenge, and reams of visitors have attempted to fathom its mystery.

StonehengeWhat sets Golden Tours’ Stonehenge tours apart from our competitors is the quality and the range we have available for the visitor, including Stonehenge-Bath-Windsor, Stonehenge-Bath-Salisbury, and Stonehenge-Oxford tours. Alternatively, if you wish to just marvel at the grandeur of Stonehenge and are limited on time, then our Simply Stonehenge tour is the ideal option for you.

Stonehenge has given rise to an immense amount of debate from its very beginnings. Theories proliferate as to why it was built; from the belief that it was used as a religious temple to claims it may even be a Bronze Age burial ground. A Golden Tours’ Stonehenge tour is remarkable. Take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to enter into the stone circle, and even touch the stone that has been the product of such contention.

Take a Stonehenge-Bath-Windsor day tour from London for a genuinely exceptional experience. Bath is a city of ‘firsts’, incredibly rich in history. Bath Abbey held the first coronation of a British king in 973 AD and Bath was the first city in England to be granted status as a World Heritage Site. Uncover why more than a million visitors a year come to marvel at the best preserved Roman baths from the ancient world.

If you hold any interest whatsoever in grandiose architecture or royal history, you are bound to be impressed by Windsor Castle. Be astounded by the sheer majesty of the State Apartments, and visit St George’s Chapel. Formidable St George’s Chapel holds a very distinctive atmosphere, as it is the resting place for many past famed monarchs. Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House was made with awe-inspiring attention to detail and delicacy and is well worth examining.

Our Stonehenge-Bath-Salisbury guided coach tour allows you to sample the glory of Salisbury. The remarkable spire of imperious Salisbury Cathedral stands at an immense 123m (404ft). Indeed, it is the tallest spire in the whole of the UK. Also a historically significant cathedral, the Chapter House is home to one of the best preserved copies of the incredibly momentous document, the Magna Carta, which you will be lucky enough to view first-hand on this Golden Tours’ Stonehenge tour.

For the ultimate historical and academic experience, take a Golden Tours’ Stonehenge-Oxford tour. Following a visit to awe-inspiring Stonehenge, traverse the university town of Oxford, a picturesque, quaint city that holds an outstanding reputation. Celebrated for over 900 years as a pinnacle of academic distinction, trail in the footsteps of its notable students; from Oscar Wilde to T.S. Eliot to Stephen Hawking. Take in the world renowned Bodleian Library and the captivating courtyards of different colleges.

Golden Tours’ Stonehenge tours allow you to uncover the atmospheric edifice of Stonehenge, and become immersed in its fascinating history. Exclusive to Golden Tours, enter into the stone circle and touch the stone, knowing you are traveling back centuries. For the ultimate experience, however, try a Stonehenge-Bath-Windsor, Stonehenge-Bath-Salisbury, or Stonehenge-Oxford tour. All of these cities have their own distinctive, singular charms, and are sure to leave you enraptured. Take a Golden Tours guided coach tour from London for a truly memorable experience.

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A Roman Bath tour is the favourite tour for many the astute visitor to London.  Why, you may ask?  Is it not enough that Bath is home to the finest preserved Roman spa to be discovered anywhere on earth?  How about the fact that Bath was the first town in England to be given the lofty status of a World Heritage Site?  Explore Bath, for an experience that will you will never forget.
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Whether you wish to go on a Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury tour or Stonehenge tours, take an outstanding quality tour attended by a proficient, skilled guide.

Your London bus tour to Bath will make very clear to you the abundant cultural attractions of the city that are simply waiting to be uncovered. Bath is home to some of the most prominent sites of architecture in the whole of Europe. Bath’s Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge are especially worth viewing: they are truly dazzling landmarks in this glorious city.

Take a truly tremendous day tour to Bath from London. Roman Bath tours will incontestably leave you rapt by this incredible city. Bath is a city that is really distinct from any other: it is sure to captivate you with its elegance and richly dramatic past. And if you do not feel entranced by charming Bath, then combine a visit with a journey to Stonehenge, Windsor, or one of many other places.

Perhaps a package tour would strongly captivate you? Such a tour is a very precious choice for the visitor who really wants to discover a variety of regions over just one day.

Take a hop on hop off bus tour to gain an impression of the optimum aspects of Bath: after all, Bath is replete with culture and a truly rich history. What can outdo the sense of voyaging back into the Roman era, walking the streets once walked by Romans, on a Roman Bath tour?

Captivating Windsor Castle is certainly the most striking attraction in Windsor. This is the world’s largest and oldest castle, and thus it warrants meticulous investigation. Lose yourself in the ornate State Apartments and wonder at your sumptuously furnished surroundings.

Specifically, it is worth viewing Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House in some detail when you visit Windsor Castle. This is the most eminent dolls’ house on the planet. Also explore St George’s Chapel, a tour de force of Gothic architecture.

Take London Trips to Bath for a spectacular day. Roman Bath’s ancient landmarks and extremely well preserved spas will fascinate you. Prepare yourself for a powerfully beguiling experience of Bath.

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Take a Stonehenge coach tour with Golden Tours and find out why this landmark has amassed such renown and status.  Choose a special access tour for a truly unforgettable experience, with entry to the very core of Stonehenge itself.
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A world heritage site, Stonehenge is perhaps the most momentous of all the UK’s ancient landmarks. An extraordinary, almost overwhelmingly divine yet somehow obscure ambience pervades incomparable Stonehenge. These 40 tons of rocks have stood on Salisbury Hill for roughly 5,000 years. What was the purpose of Stonehenge? Was it used as a religious temple or possibly even as a Bronze Age burial ground?

With Golden Tours, you can decide between a Stonehenge morning tour or an evening tour. For the most ineffable, unutterably remarkable experience, however, you may want to take our Stonehenge special access tour. This grants you entry to the circle, for close proximity to the stones and a truly unsurpassed Stonehenge tour.

Visit beguiling Roman Bath and Lacock. The pastoral village of Lacock, dating back to the 13th century, overflows with its own charming appeal. It was a pulsating town for wool trade manufacturing during the Middle Ages. Bath was the first town in the whole of England to be afforded World Heritage status, and it is not hard to see why: it is pervaded with grandiose Roman ruins. Marvel at its varied imposing and noteworthy structures, such as its world celebrated spa, Pulteney Bridge (based on Florence’s Ponte Vecchio), and striking Bath Abbey.

There are a profusion of Stonehenge coach tours from London. Golden Tours’ offers a sweeping range of choices for tours, from Stonehenge, Bath, Windsor tours to the outstanding value ‘Simply Stonehenge’ tour. Yet, for the finest experience, choose Stonehenge special access tours. As has already been indicated, Stonehenge special access tours are arguably the most worthy tours to embark upon, as these will allow you to get much closer to the stones than you would on a standard Stonehenge tour.

A comprehensive variety of package day tours can fit the wishes of anyone who intends to experience for themselves the extraordinary marvel that is Stonehenge. For example, you can also try a Stonehenge, Bath, Windsor tour, and explore all three of these enchanting places. The highlight of Windsor is unquestionably Windsor Castle, a breathtaking structure that has enthralled inestimable numbers of visitors for centuries.

Theories flourish as to why exactly Stonehenge was built. See why it has motivated such debate: go on one of many Stonehenge tours from London.

Are you engrossed in the innumerable mysteries that encircle Stonehenge? Continual theories have spread as to why and how it was constructed, for what purpose it was built, and this imposing landmark has mystified many for centuries. Stonehenge tours from London are a perfect choice for those who are particularly deeply captivated by ambiguous, inscrutable Stonehenge, as such Stonehenge tours give you the ultimate experience.

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Providing guided tours of Stonehenge since 1995

What sets Golden Tours’ Stonehenge tours apart from our competitors is the quality and the range we have available for the visitor, including Stonehenge-Bath-Windsor, Stonehenge-Bath-Salisbury, and Stonehenge-Oxford tours. Alternatively, if you wish to just marvel at the grandeur of Stonehenge and are limited on time, then our Simply Stonehenge tour is the ideal option for you.
Stonehenge has given rise to an immense amount of debate from its very beginnings. Theories proliferate as to why it was built; from the belief that it was used as a religious temple to claims it may even be a Bronze Age burial ground.

A Golden Tours’ Stonehenge tour is remarkable. Take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to enter into the stone circle, and even touch the stone that has been the product of such contention. Take a Stonehenge-Bath-Windsor day tour from London for a genuinely exceptional experience. Bath is a city of ‘firsts’, incredibly rich in history. Bath Abbey held the first coronation of a British king in 973 AD and Bath was the first city in England to be granted status as a World Heritage Site.
Uncover why more than a million visitors a year come to marvel at the best preserved Roman baths from the ancient world. http://www.goldentours.com/ If you hold any interest whatsoever in grandiose architecture or royal history, you are bound to be impressed by Windsor Castle. Be astounded by the sheer majesty of the State Apartments, and visit St George’s Chapel. Formidable St George’s Chapel holds a very distinctive atmosphere, as it is the resting place for many past famed monarchs. Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House was made with awe-inspiring attention to detail and delicacy and is well worth examining.

Our Stonehenge-Bath-Salisbury guided coach tour allows you to sample the glory of Salisbury. The remarkable spire of imperious Salisbury Cathedral stands at an immense 123m (404ft). Indeed, it is the tallest spire in the whole of the UK. Also a historically significant cathedral, the Chapter House is home to one of the best preserved copies of the incredibly momentous document, the Magna Carta, which you will be lucky enough to view first-hand on this Golden Tours’ Stonehenge tour.

For the ultimate historical and academic experience, take a Golden Tours’ Stonehenge-Oxford tour. Following a visit to awe-inspiring Stonehenge, traverse the university town of Oxford, a picturesque, quaint city that holds an outstanding reputation. Celebrated for over 900 years as a pinnacle of academic distinction, trail in the footsteps of its notable students; from Oscar Wilde to T.S. Eliot to Stephen Hawking. Take in the world renowned Bodleian Library and the captivating courtyards of different colleges. Golden Tours’ Stonehenge tours allow you to uncover the atmospheric edifice of Stonehenge, and become immersed in its fascinating history. Exclusive to Golden Tours, enter into the stone circle and touch the stone, knowing you are traveling back centuries. For the ultimate experience, however, try a Stonehenge-Bath-Windsor, Stonehenge-Bath-Salisbury, or Stonehenge-Oxford tour. All of these cities have their own distinctive, singular charms, and are sure to leave you enraptured.
Take a Golden Tours guided coach tour from London for a truly memorable experience.

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Stonehenge tours from London are widespread. It is not surprising that a multitude of people wish to explore the history of this enigmatic structure. Scholars still appear to be no closer to uncovering the purpose of Stonehenge

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