Stonehenge inner circle

Step back thousands of years in time and be inspired by the magnificence of Stonehenge close up.  These tours will take you inside Stonehenge with special access to the inner circle in the evening or early morning.

We offer a very special experience with our Stonehenge inner circle tour from Salisbury, as well as arranging private tours. Please scroll down to find out more. Numbers are very strictly limited to the inner circle and demand always outstrips supply so early booking is advisable.

If you have limited time and would like to join us for a portion of the tour, such as the inner circle access, please let us know and we can arrange when and where to meet you.

Stonehenge Special Access tour - travelling from London or Bath: It is possible to catch a train from London or Bath to Salisbury to join our tour. Afterwards we can drop you at Salisbury railway station to return to your destination.

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Stonehenge Adventurer - Inner Circle, Woodhenge and guided landscape walk

Departure from Salisbury

As well as special access to the inner circle of Stonehenge, this tour offers a unique guided landscape walk, taking in burial mounds, the Stonehenge Avenue and Cursus. You will also be guided around the nearby Woodhenge and Durrington Walls, where the builders of Stonehenge are believed to have lived.

Price: £140  per person (including admission)

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Stonehenge Adventurer
5 1/4 hour tour from Salisbury
Maximum 30 places
Price: £140
Experience Stonehenge as never before. Be guided through the landscape by our local expert and step beyond the ropes to enter the inner circle of Stonehenge for this special access visit.

Salisbury and Old Sarum
Salisbury and Old Sarum

 

After meeting our expert from Lion Tours or Salisbury and Stonehenge Guided Tours, we will pass Old Sarum, the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury.

Hear about exciting archaeological discoveries made by the Stonehenge Riverside Project in recent years.

Stop off at Woodhenge and Durrington Walls where the builders of Stonehenge are believed to have lived. The tour here gives the 'back story' to Stonehenge.

Explore the Stonehenge visitor centre, world-class exhibition cafe and shop.

Follow in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors with a fully guided walk through the rich landscape that surrounds the stones.

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

Visit all the sites seen in the PBS program ‘Secrets of Stonehenge’.

Stonehenge

Experience Stonehenge up close with 60 minutes inner circle special access when it’s closed to the general public. (Please note that the December tour does this in reverse, visiting Stonehenge first. Salisbury pick up is not offered)

Drop off at Salisbury train station or the Riverside Coach Park. It is usually possible to catch a train back to London after this tour. (Please let us know, when booking, if you have any onward travel plans). 

This tour involves the option of a guided walk across open grassland. You will need to bring suitable warm, waterproof clothing and shoes as it can get quite chilly at Stonehenge.

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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 Salisbury or in the Stonehenge visitor centre or you can bring food with you. We ask passengers to please refrain from eating and drinking on vehicles.

Gratuities are not included and not compulsory! However, if you have enjoyed your tour, your guide will not be offended if you want to 'buy them a beer'.


 

We meet at the Millstream Coach Park, Mill Stream Approach, Salisbury SP1 3UE.

There are public toilets / bathrooms here requiring a 50p coin. Your tour guide will be close to this location.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before departure.

Stonehenge Adventurer 2022 dates

Please note:  if you would like to make a reservation please email office@liontours.co.uk

 

2022 Tour Dates Sunset Times Departure point Depart time Stonehenge Access Time Return point Return time Book this tour
August 6 Saturday
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8.45 pm from Salisbury 4.15 pm 8.00 pm to Salisbury 9.30 pm
August 11 Thursday
PLEASE EMAIL
8.36 pm from Salisbury 3.00 pm 6.45 pm to Salisbury 8.15 pm
Oct 1 Saturday
PLEASE EMAIL
6.45 pm from Salisbury 1.00 pm 4.45 pm to Salisbury 6.15 pm

Stonehenge Solstice & Equinox

5 hour tour from Bath
Stonehenge inner circle Special Access to join the celebrations.

Price: £80  per person

Stonehenge Solstice-Equinox
Celebrations at Stonehenge

Celebrate as our ancestors have done for thousands of years inside the magnificent Megaliths of Stonehenge. Music, singing and some colourful ceremonies ensure a lively atmosphere at Stonehenge to mark the Solstice and Equinox. Experience up close, one of the wonders of the world and Europe’s best-known Neolithic Monument.
Spring Equinox tour

The spring equinox marks the point when day and night are exactly the same length of time, midway between mid-winter and mid-summer.

Summer Solstice tour

The Summer Solstice marks the longest day and shortest night of the year and Stonehenge is a perfect marker of the sunrise and sunset on this date, aligned to exactly pinpoint this turning point in the sun's journey.

Autumn Equinox tour

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Winter Solstice tour

Join the throng of winter celebrations and soak up the atmosphere of Stonehenge with special access to the inner circle of the stones.

Celebrate the magic of the winter solstice and witness the rising sun at the heart of Stonehenge, just as our ancestors have over thousands of years.

Stonehenge is a perfect marker of both the summer and winter solstices, aligned to exactly pinpoint this turning point in the sun's journey. Winter Solstice was the most important time of the year for our ancestors, the shortest day and longest night of the year and the beginning of the lengthening of days. This is a time of merriment as we welcome back the sun and a brighter time of the year.  New archaeological evidence shows that the mid-winter Solstice gatherings at Stonehenge were a time for feasting on an unprecedented scale, bringing the ancient people of Britain together, arriving with their animals from all corners of the country.

  • 05.30 departure from central Bath, 1 hour drive to Stonehenge.
  • Fully guided tour with your expert driver/guide.
  • Arrive at Stonehenge visitor centre, where the cafe will be open for refreshments.
  • Walk along the private road or through the field to Stonehenge (shuttle bus available for people with disabilities).
  • Soak in the lively atmosphere for the Solstice at Stonehenge.
  • Celebrate as the sun ascends with Druids, musicians and travellers from around the world.
  • After returning to the bus we will drive to Woodhenge and Durrington Walls, where the builders of Stonehenge are believed to have lived.
  • On to Salisbury, passing a view of Old Sarum, site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury.
  • Spend an hour or so exploring the historic city of Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral spire and charming shops and cafes.
  • Drive time back to Bath 1 ¼ hours (drop off with luggage at Salisbury rail station also available).
  • Return to Bath approx 12.30

Approx 7 hour tour from Bath
Cost £80

Stonehenge Solstice and Equinox
How much time will we spend in each location?

We offer 2 Summer Solstice tours to choose from: a sunset tour on 20th June and a sunrise tour on 21st June.

  • Departure from central Bath, 1 hour drive to Stonehenge.
  • Fully guided tour with your expert driver/guide.
  • Arrive at Stonehenge car park and walk along through the fields to Stonehenge (shuttle bus available for people with disabilities).
  • Spend around 2 hours at the site, soaking up the lively atmosphere of the Solstice at Stonehenge.
  • Celebrate as the sun ascends at 04:43, with Druids, musicians and travellers from around the world.
  • Concession stands for refreshments.
  • Drive time back to Bath 1 hour.

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.

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