The Magic Circle Tour. Avebury, Stonehenge and Stanton Drew Stone Circle circular tour. Discover three of Britain’s ancient stone circle monuments, built by our Stone Age ancestors. Full Day Megalithic Tour from Bath.
Your small group guided tour starts with Stonehenge where you walk in the footsteps of our ancestors from 5,500 years ago and see and experience these mysterious stones. The best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.
After we travel to Avebury. The awe-inspiring stone circle of Avebury, a few miles north of Stonehenge, is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, and rightly so, but unlike its more famous neighbour, Stonehenge, is unfenced. On this guided walking tour of the site, you will be able to wander freely among the stones.
This is followed by a visit to Standon Drew Stone Circle. Less famous than Stonehenge and Avebury, the standing stones at Stanton Drew are nonetheless the third largest stone circle in Britain and have drawn visitors for centuries. Their obscurity and the lack of any modern intrusions upon their surroundings have protected their solitude and character. Visitors here can wander the fields, picnic at the stones, and wonder why they were ever placed here by the ancient Britons.
There are three stone circles at Stanton Drew. The Great Circle, at 113 metres in diameter, is the second largest after Avebury, and has 26 surviving upright stones. There is time for a picnic or optional country pub lunch at the Druids Arms
Stone circles are prehistoric monuments comprising one or more circles of upright or recumbent stones, often associated with funerary monuments such as burial cairns and round barrows. Where excavated stone circles have been found to date from the Late Neolithic to the Middle Bronze Age (c.2400-1000 BC). It is clear that they were designed and laid out carefully. In many instances excavation has indicated that they provided a focus for burials and the rituals that accompanied interment of the dead. In the 20th century, the stones became an important site for adherents of various forms of folk religion, who hold rituals and ceremonies here. The Order of Druids, regularly observe festivals here.
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I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for fantastic stonhenge inner circle tour that i went on last thursday. the itinery of the tour was excellent, the places we visited were breathtaking, and we found the guide very informative, amusing and his encyclopaedic knowledge of the area and it'shistory was very impressive and complimeted the tour very well. We will be back!