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Magical history tour will cater for several languages.  A history tour in several languages has been launched to encourage people to come to the city.  The Local Tour Operator launched daily audio tours of Stonehenge and ancient Wiltshire.

Join them on a journey as they travel back 5000 years in time.
Daily at 09:30 from the centre of Salisbury our “Magical History Tour” sets out to discover the mysteries of Stonehenge.  This is a an alternative to joining a coach tour from London.

in English, German, French and Italian.

On your return you will have seen some of the most beautiful English countryside, been fascinated by Stonehenge, seen Old Sarum the iron age fort which was the earliest settlement here and finally viewed the Cathedral from a special place, missed by most tourists.

They look forward to welcoming you on board. Why not catch a train from London and join this local tour.

 Salisbury, Stonehenge and Sarum Tours
Shrouded in mystery the World Heritage site at Stonehenge attracts people
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Our experience at Salisbury, Stonehenge & Sarum Tours ensures that you return home with lasting memories of the day when you stepped back in time. We have a selection of tours to meet all tastes from Cruise Guests with limited time to the visitor wanting to enjoy all the wonderful sites more leisurely. We also have our “Magical History Tour” to Stonehenge, which runs daily at 09:30. Commentary in English, German, French and Italian.

No tour to England would be complete without a tour of Stonehenge. Where is Stonehenge? Stonehenge is situated near Salisbury in the county of Wiltshire. Stonehenge is a Neolithic stone circle which even today is still shrouded in mystery.

Salisbury Stonehenge and Sarum Tours specialise in arranging multilingual tours of Stonehenge and surrounding places of interest including Salisbury and Old Sarum.
Salisbury, Stonehenge and Sarum Tour Guides are all local people who have been especially trained to achieve our “Yellow Badge” standard.

We meet our guests in the mediaeval city of Salisbury and you travel to Stonehenge in one of our modern vehicles.

The Stonehenge Tour from Salisbury Stonehenge and Sarum Tours will no doubt be one of your most memorable trips. So when you travel in England make sure that you take one of our tours to Stonehenge. We are also specialists catering for Southampton cruise passengers and their airport transits.

The Magical History Tour – English – German – French – Italian – simultaneously

Salisbury Stonehenge Sarum Tours
The tour lasts 3 hours during which time you will have available multi lingual commentary in English, German, French and Italian. Disposable earphones are provided but feel free to bring your own personal ones with you. You will be given a tour program with maps describing you tour.

Firstly we drive along the picturesque Woodford Valley along a route too narrow for large buses where you will pass through traditional English villages with thatched cottages. You will see the homes of some very interesting and diverse residents. We shall tell you more about this as we drive along. Before we arrive at Stonehenge the bus will make a short stop so you can see the location of the newest discovery: Blue Stonehenge. Upon arriving at Stonehenge your guide will take you to the entrance where you will receive a multi lingual audio tour. You may now spend time pondering the mysteries of this World Heritage Site, buy souvenirs and purchase refreshments. We shall stop here for 60 minutes, but if the weather is bad guests find that 45 minutes is sufficient. We now drive across “Salisbury Plain” on our way to “Old Sarum”. This area has become a “Hotspot” for “crop circles” and UFO’s”. In spring and early summer it is quite possible that you could spot a crop circle but UFO’s might be more difficult to find. At Old Sarum, the original Iron Age settlement of Salisbury you will learn how the Celts, Saxons, Danes, Vikings and Normans all lived here. Look and enjoy the magnificent 360° vista and look down on the medieval city of Salisbury. Our last stop is at the “Harnham Mill” because it offers wonderful views of the magnificent St Mary’s Cathedral. Regrettably many tourists never see the Cathedral from this aspect, often being bussed into the city from London before being “whizzed” off to their next destination. It is from here that the respected English artist John Constable chose to depict Salisbury Cathedral in his famous paintings. At this point we offer you the option of leaving the tour and walking along the town path, through the water meadows, into the City. It is a gentle and flat 1,200 metre stroll which takes no more than 15 minutes. Your Tour Program highlights the interesting wildlife, which can be seen in the water meadows, which is a  nature “Preservation Area”. For those returning to Salisbury with the bus, our drive takes 5 minutes and we shall drop you off where we started, in the Guildhall Square.

Magical History Tour Italan

The tour starts and returns from the Guildhall Square at 09:30 – see map. You will see our Guide on the steps of the Guildhall carrying a large psychedelic umbrella
Magical History Tour German

Stonehenge for 60 minutes, WC, refreshments and shop

Magical History Tour French

Old Sarum for 30 minutes WC and shop
Harnham Mill for 15 minutes
Highly recommended!
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 Stonehenge is a fascinating edifice to attempt to decode, and new theories are constantly arising regarding its origins and function.

Take a Stonehenge tour and delve into its mysteries: you are likely to be confounded by this imperious landmark.

 A great number of legends connected to Stonehenge have ranged in their assertions from stating that its construction originated fromStonehenge tour Ireland to those even claiming it began in Africa. It has even been maintained that wizards and giants had something to do with the building of this enigmatic structure.

 Yet all the evidence flies in the face of such high-flown assertions. The stones were engraved approximately around 3,000 BC. The positioning of the stones, conversely, dates back to 2,200 BC. Therefore, it is obvious that the creation of Stonehenge was not an instant phenomenal accomplishment. This wholly destabilises claims that the stones were positioned by giants or wizards, as it is obvious that it took much time, indeed, thousands of years, to form Stonehenge.

 Fairly recently, scientists, using the most modern technology available to them, have managed to go further back in time than before to the history of Stonehenge. They have contended that they have, as a result of this, made significant new discoveries about the enigmatic landmark. They have argued that the monument was already a very ancient ritualistic hub when the stones were raised over 5,000 years ago.

 Indeed, it is believed that by the time the primary megaliths of Stonehenge were elevated, it had already become a place of ritual import to the local populace. One theory is that, before the megaliths were added, Stonehenge in fact functioned as a cremation cemetery; hundreds of bodies were buried there. That seems to suggest that the ceremonial rituals, rather chillingly, may have involved deaths in the form of sacrifices.

 Another theory is that Stonehenge also might have been a site for sun worship a great deal of time before the legendary stones were put up over 5,000 years ago.

 Back in the 12th century, Henry of Huntingdon asserted of Stonehenge: ‘no one has been able to discover by what mechanism such vast masses of stone were elevated, nor for what purpose they were designed’.  The truly concrete facts behind the creation of Stonehenge are arguably as intangible, as difficult to assert as ever.

 Up to the modern age, the Stonehenge circle and earthworks are associated with—and employed by—many groups that claim there is a particular supernatural or divine significance to the landmark. Many do argue that some kind of unearthly authority is in attendance at Stonehenge, and this can be taken and channeled.

 Visit Stonehenge and become awed by the ineffable atmosphere that emanates from this grand landmark. Stonehenge is an exquisite monument, a momentous edifice that deserves your full scrutiny. Bask in the unique aura around this, some would say, otherworldly structure. Stonehenge tours offer an altogether different experience from any other tour.

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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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 Explore the renowned World Heritage Site and discover for yourself why Stonehenge has provoked such immense debate. You could never grow tired of trying to clarify its countless uncertainties. A Stonehenge special access tour makes for an especially exquisite tour experience. Or maybe go for a Stonehenge tour, for example, a Stonehenge morning tour, and marvel at this overwhelming landmark.

Mentions of Stonehenge come up again and again in the writings of great scholars, dating right back to the Middle Ages. Roman artefacts and coins have been unearthed there, and, more alarmingly, in 1923 Saxon remains of a headless man were discovered at Stonehenge.

Stonehenge is, well and truly, a compelling nominee for the title of the most legendary landmark on the planet: it cannot be compared to any other. It does not fail to equally fascinate and charm visitors from all over the planet.

Three extremely absorbing theories about imperious Stonehenge are:

The Legend of Merlin
The legend goes that Merlin moved the stones to Salisbury Plain from Ireland after the Saxon leader, Hengest, had treacherously slain 300 British noblemen. Aurelius Ambrosius, the high king, wanted to create an apposite commemorative landmark for the massacred men. Merlin suggested that the Giant’s Ring stone circle in Ireland be moved to Britain and become the commemorative landmark: this, in turn, became Stonehenge.

Edward Duke
Edward Duke was the first person to attempt to find a connection between Stonehenge and astronomy, and asserted that Stonehenge itself was in fact a planetarium and possessed important astronomical patterns. He also stated that specific stones seemed to line up with the midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset.

Erich von Däniken
Däniken claims that either extraterrestrials, or humans who were guided by extraterrestrials, made Stonehenge. As well as this, he argues that Stonehenge is a an exact duplicate of our solar system, true to scale, including the asteroid belt. 
It is probably von Däniken’s theory about Stonehenge has inflamed the most discussion in the modern age.

Which theory do you find most convincing, most believable? Or do you rebuff all three of these theories? They are, after all, amongst the most atypical and uncanny. A London Tour to Stonehenge could illuminate things for you; a visit to the amazing structure itself could aid you in coming to your own decision as to why Stonehenge was built.

Stonehenge persists in captivating hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. Particularly vast crowds assemble to see the sunrise on the summer solstice. Theories as to the original function of Stonehenge are still rife.

Stonehenge has puzzled intellectuals and archaeologists down the eras. Become delighted by the mystical atmosphere that permeates this landmark on a Stonehenge tour.

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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.

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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Stonehenge has become the most visited paid-for tourist attraction in the south west of England.

Figures from tourist board Visit England show the iconic Neolithic monument had more visitors last year than the Eden Project in Cornwall, the first time Stonehenge has surpassed the Cornish attraction since it opened in 2001.

In 2010 more than a million people visited the stone circle, which is up 1.9 per cent on the previous year, but overall the figures showed paid-for attractions suffered a decline of one per cent.

David Andrews, chief executive of Visit Wiltshire, said: “Stonehenge is a fabulous site and we’re extremely lucky to have it in the county.”

Peter Carson, head of Stonehenge at English Heritage, said: “Last year for the first time ever, Stonehenge attracted over a million visitors. We are delighted at its success.

“Visitors continue to be intrigued by these ancient stones and recent archaeological research undertaken within the World Heritage Site has helped to fuel this fascination.

This rise in visitors is also due to more overseas holiday makers, who are attracted to England by the favourable exchange rates and wish to see the UK’s premier prehistoric monument.”

Visit England surveyed 1,082 non-charging and paid-for tourist attractions and the British Museum was top with 5.8 million visitors last year.

Why not visit Stonehenge before the crowds arrive on one of our ‘Stonehenge Private Access’ Tours.  These must be booked in advance.

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