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Stonehenge inner circle special access tour from Bath

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Pass By: Bath Abbey, Bath BA1 1LT England

We meet in central Bath, opposite the Abbey Hotel BA1 1LF (not far from Bath Abbey). Look out for the Lion Tours minibus. Please arrive 10 minutes before the departure time.

Stop At: Castle Combe Village, Off the M4, Castle Combe SN14 7HX England

Castle Combe was once a weaving town at the heart of the Cotswolds wool trade and described as the prettiest village in England - it has featured in films such as War Horse and was the fictional Puddleby-on-the Marsh in Dr. Dolittle, the 1960's film with Rex Harrison. The village is built around the 14th-century Market Cross with the old water pump beside it.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lacock Abbey, Lacock SN15 2LG England

Visit the picturesque National Trust village of Lacock, with guided walk. Once a prosperous woollen town, Lacock 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. It is a favourite film location for Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey. Stunning views of Lacock Abbey. (We do not go into Lacock Abbey on this tour. If you particularly want to visit the Abbey there is an admission charge or free to National Trust members).

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF England

Salisbury Cathedral can boast Britain’s tallest spire (404 feet/123 metres) and the world’s oldest working clock but its story begins 2,500 years ago when an iron age fort was built on Salisbury Hill about 2 miles north of the modern town centre. It is also home to the finest of four original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts, housed within the 13th century Chapter House, at the heart of a permanent interactive exhibition. (See below for Chapter House opening times to see the Magna Carta). The Cathedral Close is an oasis of calm. Other treasures include the National Trust’s Mompesson House, The Salisbury Museum, Arundells (home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath), The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum and Sarum College.
Exploring the town you will discover a delightful array of shops, restaurants and cafes.
N.B Admission to Salisbury Cathedral is by voluntary donation towards the upkeep of the cathedral.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Woodhenge, Durrington England

Fully guided drive, passing Old Sarum, the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury. Stop off at Woodhenge and Durrington Walls where the builders of Stonehenge are believed to have lived. Hear about exciting archaeological discoveries made by the Stonehenge Riverside Project in recent years.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury SP4 7DE England

Step back thousands of years in time and be inspired by the magnificence of Stonehenge close up as you enter the inner circle of Europe’s best-known Neolithic monument. Your guide will accompany you, offering insight into this remarkable place and you can enjoy 60 minutes inner circle special access, when it’s closed to the general public.
These tours take place either in the early morning or at sunset (check times of individual tours). Stonehenge special access admission is payable separately in cash on the day of the tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Bath Abbey, Bath BA1 1LT England

Return to central Bath and drop-off at the Abbey Hotel (same as departure point, close to Bath Abbey).
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was wonderful being able to go into the inner circle of Stonehenge. Our guide was very knowledgeable with lots of interesting facts. We had a great day out.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kalihi H
Footprints780786, General Manager at Lion Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kalihi and Annie, It was lovely meeting you both and sharing the sunrise time inside Stonehenge and breakfast after. I am pleased that you found the guided tour interesting, and hopefully brought Stonehenge to life.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LION TOURS is the only way to see Stonehenge!! From the moment we met Tim the Bus Driver/Tour Guide in Bath to the minute Simon the 'Mad Archaeologist'/Astronomer finished telling us all about Stonehenge from the inside of the circle we were amazed. Their humour,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Footprints780786, Front Office Manager at Lion Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thanks for your lovely review. Both Tim and Simon have passion and enthusiasm in boundless supplies, although how mad Simon is may be subjective! I am sure this will make him chuckle..... With best wishes, Loulou

Reviewed July 10, 2019

My family went on the sunset tour of Stonehenge on the summer solstice from Bath. We have two kids age 10 and 13 and we all LOVED it. It was one of the highlights of our week visit to the UK for sure, and I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

Stonehenge is only a small part of a much larger story. Who built it and why? How did they build it? Where did they come from, where did they live and how did they live? Archeologists have been investigating these questions for years and this...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MarkAGreen
BathLion, Front Office Manager at Lion Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

Hi Mark, I am so pleased that you appreciated the depth of knowledge provided by Simon and took in the 'bigger picture'. Of the 1.5 million people who visit Stonehenge every year only a few percent even get live guiding at the monument, yet alone...More

Reviewed May 28, 2019

This is THE TOUR to take for Stonehenge. We learned so much from our guides. Definitely the highlight of our holiday in England!! Truly an amazing experience we shall never forget!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ditchdawg
Footprints780786, Front Office Manager at Lion Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

Thanks for writing a glowing review. I will make sure that Simon and Paul get to see it and feel free to spread the message far and wide! With best wishes, Loulou

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