Stonehenge, Cotswold and Glastonbury small group tours from Bath
Stonehenge, Avebury & Cotswold villages
Visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and three other exciting destinations. Avebury Stone Circles, 16 times larger in area than Stonehenge, the 'Harry Potter' village of Lacock and a taste of the Cotswolds with Castle Combe the 'most beautiful village in England'.
Departing early in the morning from Bath, you will get to see Stonehenge early in the day, to beat the crowds. Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class visitor centre (with shop and cafe. See the exhibition with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.
Explore Avebury, an ancient henge and stone circle with a very different feel to Stonehenge. Here the village (beautiful in its own right) has evolved in amongst the stones. You can stroll right up to the standing stones and around the village and visit the museum.
Discover the unspoilt National Trust Lacock village dates from the 13th century and has many limewashed half-timbered and stone houses. It has been used as a location in the TV productions of Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Moll Flanders and Emma. The Abbey also featured in the Harry Potter films.
Enjoy the beautiful village of Biddestone, with its pond and traditional stone cottages. Take in the magic of Castle Combe, 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.
How much time will we spend in each location?
Drive time from Bath to Stonehenge 60 minutes Stonehenge 120 minutes (including Visitor Centre Drive time to Salisbury 45 minutes Avebury 60 minutes Drive time to Lacock 30 minutes Lacock 90 minutes (lunch stop option) Drive time to Biddestone 15 minutes Biddestone 10 minutes (photo stop)
Drive time to Castle Combe 10 minutes Castle Combe 50 minutes Drive time back to Bath 30 minutes
N.B. All timings are approximate and for guidance only.
What is and isn’t included in the tour
Food and drinks are not included in the price of the tour. Refreshments can be purchased at various stops during the tour or you can bring food with you. We ask passengers to please refrain from eating and drinking on the bus.
Did you know...?
We meet opposite the Abbey Hotel on Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LF. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.