Stonehenge special access tours to the inner circle from Bath 2018

The Stonehenge experience

This is far more than a tour, it is an experience which allows you to visit Stonehenge close up, after it is closed to the general public.  Most of the 1.3 million visitors walk around the outside of the stones behind a low rope barrier but these tours will allow you to get inside Stonehenge and appreciate how magnificent the stones are close up.  Numbers are very strictly limited to the inner circle and demand always outstrips supply so early booking is important, and advisable. This is a truly awesome experience!

We offer 3 types of Stonehenge special access tour as well as private tours (see descriptions and dates below). Our special access tours will show you more than just Stonehenge. You will learn how older monuments may have influenced its development. The inner circle tours to Stonehenge mainly take place in the evening but a few are offered very early in the morning.

 

1. Stonehenge inner circle special access experience
with a visit to Salisbury and Pat Shelley guided landscape walk
9½ hour tour from Bath on Thursdays and Saturdays

Stride through time with a tour that takes in the beautiful city of Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral and medieval streets and experience Stonehenge up close with a guided landscape walk up to the stones and inner circle special access.

  • Departure from Bath
  • 90 minutes to explore the beautiful city of Salisbury, its cathedral boasting Britain’s tallest spire and 13th century chapter house exhibiting the finest of four original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts.
  • From Salisbury with local guide Pat Shelley, we will pass Old Sarum, the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury
  • Visit Woodhenge and Durrington Walls where the builders of Stonehenge are believed to have lived.
  • Follow in the footsteps of our neolithic ancestors with a fully guided walk through the rich landscape that surrounds the stones.
  • Hear about exciting archaeological discoveries made by the Stonehenge Riverside Project in recent years.
  • Visit a barrow, one of the ancient burial mounds around Stonehenge.
  • See the Cursus and take a walk along the Avenue for one of the most interesting views of Stonehenge
  • Experience Stonehenge up close with 60 minutes inner circle special access when it’s closed to the general public.
  • Return to Bath

Please note that this tour involves some brisk walking across open grassland and you will need to bring suitable warm, waterproof clothing and shoes. It can get quite chilly at Stonehenge.

Cost £120
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2. Stonehenge inner circle sunset experience
Combined with a visit to Lacock village and Salisbury
6½ hour tour on Mondays from Bath

Visit the unspoilt Cotswold stone village of Lacock and the historic city of Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral and medieval streets. Then step back in time to the inner circle of Stonehenge and watch the sunset, just as our Neolithic ancestors have done for thousands of years.

  • Departure from Bath
  • 30 minutes with guided walk around the charming National Trust village of Lacock (film location for Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice)
  • 90 minutes to explore Salisbury with its shops, cafes and museums and elegant cathedral boasting Britain’s tallest spire. Visit the 13th century chapter house exhibiting the finest of four original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts.
  • Fully guided drive, passing Old Sarum, the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury
  • Photo-stop at Woodhenge and Durrington Walls where the builders of Stonehenge are believed to have lived..
  • Hear about exciting archaeological discoveries made by the Stonehenge Riverside Project in recent years.
  • Enter Stonehenge, Europe’s best-known Neolithic monument. 60 minutes inner circle special access at sunset, when it’s closed to the general public.
  • Return to Bath

Cost £90
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3. Stonehenge Solstice and Equinox inner circle special access experience
5 hour tour from Bath
2017: Dec 21/22
2018: March 20, June 21, Sept 22, Dec 21/22 

  • departure from Bath
  • Fully guided journey to Stonehenge
  • Marking the passage of the sun just as our ancestors have on the most significant days of the year
  • Celebrate inside the inner circle of Stonehenge and watch the sun on the horizon in alignment with the stones.
  • Stop at Woodhenge and Durrington Walls, where the builders of Stonehenge are believed to have lived.
  • Visit Salisbury and enjoy its magnificent cathedral and medieval streets.
  • Return to Bath
  • Cost £80

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Stonehenge Special Access Dates 2018

Day

Special Access tour description

Tour length

Departure time from Bath

Return time to Bath

Tour Price

Dec 21 Stonehenge inner circle Winter Solstice 2017
March 20 Tuesday Stonehenge inner circle Spring Equinox 2018 5 hours TBC TBC £60
March 30 Friday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 12:00 21:15 £120
May 3 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 12:00 21:15 £120 Book Now
May 10 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 12:00 21:15 £120 Book Now
May 17 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 12:00 21:15 £120 Book Now
May 24 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 12:00 21:15 £120 Book Now
May 26 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle.   9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
June 2 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 14:00 23:15 £120 Book Now
June 7 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
June 9 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 14:00 23:15 £120 Book Now
June 14 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
June 21 Thursday Stonehenge inner circle Summer Solstice 2018 5 hours TBC TBC £60
July 5 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
July 12 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
July 14 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle.   9½ hours 14:00 23:15 £120 Book Now
July 19 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
July 21 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 14:00 23:15 £120 Book Now
July 26 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
July 28 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
August 2 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle.   9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
August 4 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
August 9 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
August 11 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle.   9½ hours 13:00 22:30 £120 Book Now
September 1 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 12:00 21:30 £120 Book Now
September 6 Thursday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 12:00 21:30 £120 Book Now
September 8 Saturday Visit Salisbury followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and Stonehenge inner circle. 9½ hours 12:00 21:30 £120 Book Now
September 22 Saturday Stonehenge inner circle Autumn Equinox 2018 sunset 5 hours TBC TBC £60
December 21 Friday Stonehenge inner circle Winter Solstice 2018 sunset 5 hours TBC TBC £60
December 28 Friday Stonehenge inner circle followed by Pat Shelley guided landscape walk and  visit to Salisbury. 9 hours 05:40 14:45 £120 Book Now
2018 dates to be added soon Monday Stonehenge inner circle (at sunset), with Lacock and Salisbury. 6½ hours TBC TBC £90
Private special access tours to Stonehenge inner circle may be arranged subject to availability. 5 hours Click here to request a quote