A full day tour of the West Country visiting Salisbury Cathedral, mysterious Stonehenge and Georgian Bath. Tour includes entrance to Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and the Roman Baths.
Free WiFi on Tour Coaches
The inspiration behind Ken Follett's best-seller "The Pillars of the Earth", the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral is an international symbol of Christianity and a world class heritage attraction. The spire is the tallest in England, 123 meters (404 feet). Once inside you'll be impressed by the Cathedral's graceful, elegant proportions. We visit The Chapter House home to one of only 4 surviving copies of The Magna Carta and see the oldest working clock in Europe, dating back to 1386.
See the world's oldest clock in operation! The Cathedral's turret clock, which has no face, dates from before 1386 and stood in the bell tower on the North lawn until the tower was demolished. It continued to operate in the Cathedral tower until the late 19th century, was restored to working order in 1956 now stands in the North Nave aisle.
From May until September specially trained clock guides will give Evan Evans visitors an exclusive 10 minute demonstration of the striking mechanism and toll the bell – as well as sharing its remarkable history.
5,000 years ago the huge 40 tonne stones were dragged from over 280 miles away in Wales. Who built it and why remains a mystery today. Some say that it was built as a religious temple, or an astronomical clock. Stonehenge continues to enthrall the imagination and captivate the heart of every visitor.
This beautiful Georgian city justly deserves its status as a World Heritage Site, with its delightful terraces, elegant crescents and stunning architecture, on our panoramic tour of the city we will show you the crescents, Pulteney Bridge modelled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and Bath Abbey. Then into the Roman Baths built over 2,000 years and still in perfect working order.
Days of operation:
Monday, Thursday and Saturday (May-September)
Tour Starts: 8.45am, Victoria Coach Station
Tour Finishes: approx 8.00pm, Victoria Train Station
Duration: 9 hours
Tour operates in English.
Sat: Tour sometimes operates bilingual English/Spanish.
Stonehenge is closed to visitors on 20 & 21 June for the Summer Solstice, we will visit the stone circle at Avebury instead.
The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour: guests are issued with a personal headset ensuring they never miss a word of the guide's commentary.