- Salisbury Cathedral
- Old Sarem Castle
- Avebury Medieval Village and Stone Circle
We visit the beautiful medieval city of Salisbury with its magnificent Cathedral crowned with the tallest spire in Britain. The cathedral was built by craftsmen over 750 years ago. Take time out to view one of the few surviving texts of the Magna Carta and wander around the picturesque streets.
Old Sarum Hillfort
Old Sarum Castle (Old Salisbury), is one of Britain’s earliest settlements. First occupied over 5000 years ago, it has been defended by the Romans, Saxons and Normans. Spectacular views over the sweeping landscape of Salisbury Plain can be enjoyed from this original site of the ancient city. On the way to Stonehenge we can stop at one of the many English Inns on route for a hearty lunch and a taste of local ale.
Building began over 5000 years ago. You will hear how the ancient Britons quarried, carved and lifted these stones. No place has generated so much speculation and wild theories as the standing stones of Stonehenge. After driving for miles through the rolling hills and plains of the English countryside the sight of this unusual structure makes people gasp. A walk around it only provokes more strange feelings. There’s a sense that this is something very important. It taunts us with its mystery. Yet despite all that has been learned about its age and construction, its purpose still remains one of the great mysteries of the world.
From Stonehenge we wander through the Wiltshire countryside to Avebury. We pass the famous white horses carved into the chalk hillsides and picturesque villages. Depending on the time of year we can explore the mysterious phenomena of crop circles and take a look at any that may be in the area. Avebury, the largest stone circle in Britain is the product of 500 years of effort by Neolithic man. You may be able to try you hand at the ancient art of dousing! The charming village of Avebury with its thatched cottages and antique shops is a wonderful place to enjoy a cream tea.