A chance to visit the ancient monument of Stonehenge and explore the medieval city of Salisbury and Windsor Castle, still an official residence of the Queen.
On route to Stonehenge you will visit the prehistoric site of Woodhenge (2300BC) and Durrington Walls, the site of an ancient Stone Age village around at the time of the construction of Stonehenge.
Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument dating back to 3000 BC and since 1986 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Clients are advised to pre-book tickets in advance on the Stonehenge website.
We pass through the beautiful villages of Upper and Lower Woodford, which is a good place to stop for lunch, on towards Salisbury.
We then arrive to sample the splendour of the medieval city of Salisbury. Upon arrival, you will visit Salisbury Cathedral that took 38 years to build from 1220 to 1258 AD.
The Cathedral is a magnificent example early English Gothic architecture surrounded by 8 acres of lawn and England’s largest medieval close. It has Britain’s tallest spire at 404 feet and Europe’s oldest working clock dating back to 1386AD. Also, stored there on view is the best-preserved copy of only four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, which forms the basis of the United States Constitution.
Our final destination Windsor Castle, which is the largest inhabited castle in the world situated along the River Thames. The Castle is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen
Take some time to explore the castle grounds and the 14th Century St. George’s Chapel, one of England’s most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture and the burial site of Kings and Queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour. Windsor is also famous for its traditional shops, markets and pubs and you can view the castle from the outside or take a leisurely river cruise. You may want to visit Eton College, which is a public fee-paying college whose former students include Prince William, Prince Harry and some former UK Prime Ministers. This is just a short walk across Eton Bridge and you may also want to have a wander around the town.