Stonehenge Inner circle sunset tour special access small group tour including Lacock Village in the scenic Cotswolds and Avebury Stone Circle
Stonehenge Inner circle sunset tours including Lacock Village in the scenic Cotswolds and Avebury Stone Circle
Available dates 2023
Imagine what it feels like to stand within this giant stone circle as the sun goes down. Dramatic and stunning – an experience of a lifetime. This is a very small and special tour, giving you access to the stones after the monument has closed. You chance to walk within these magnificent stone circles an experience that few people share. Many companies provide sightseeing tours to Stonehenge, however we thought we would organise something a little different and truly memorable. We’ll also be taking you to Avebury stone circles as well as Lacock national Trust village. Then we’ll be stopping at a 17th century thatched coaching inn where we can have a relaxing supper. It was mentioned in Pickwick Papers and frequented by Charles Dickens
Avebury Stone Circle
This is a lesser known megalithic monument which is 16 times larger in area than Stonehenge and nearly 1000 years older! The lack of media attention at this site has helped to maintain its magical charm. There are no restrictions to prevent you from wandering freely amongst the stones. This is the ultimate location to try your hand at dowsing and discover for yourself the energy of the stones! The pretty village has grown up in the centre of the stone circles with many thatched cottages and a thatched 17th century pub!
We drive through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside to Stonehenge, arriving when all the crowds have gone and the sun is going down. This amazing monument was first mentioned as one of the wonders of Britain only seventy years after the Norman Conquest. Please note that the visitor centre is not open during our visit.
Lacock National Trust Village
This picturesque village consists of properties dating from the 13th to the 18th centuries. It was once a prosperous woollen town, but 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 a long forgotten era.
If you're interested in film locations Lacock has been used many times. It became the town of Meriton in the BBC production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The Abbey and some of the houses were also used in the filming of the first two Harry Potter movies.
During this tour we will be stopping at an old coaching Inn. A place visited by Charles Dickens on his travels between Bath and London.
Why Small Groups?
We've specifically kept our tours small and personal with a maximum group size of 16. This gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy this stunning part of England. Our local guides have a wealth of knowledge about the area. They will provide you with plenty of information about the history, culture, theories and legends .
"Unique to this guided tour is the sense of being in an ancient and sacred place; the combination of the natural and historic sights is simply spectacular."
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What is a 'Private Viewing' of Stonehenge?
Most visitors to Stonehenge are not allowed direct access to the stone circle. On this special day trip from Salisbury, you'll be invited to enter the stone circle itself and stand beside the mysterious rocks towering above you. Your expert guide will unlock the secrets of this ancient UNESCO World Heritage Listed monument. Enjoy the peace, away from the crowds, as you experience Stonehenge at its atmospheric best at sunrise. Availability is strictly limited so book early, as private viewings regularly sell out and operate on selected days only.
This is a very popular tour and must be booked in advance!
We can also arrange extra VIP Stonehenge access dates for private groups, ideal for couples, families and small groups
PAT SHELLY WAS AMAZING. We joined your special access guided coach tour from Salisbury in August and did the inner circle thing. I highly recommend this experience for anyone wishing to experience Stonehenge close up. This tour was combined with Salisbury Cathedral and Woodhenge.