Stonehenge Literary activities

Our most recommended Stonehenge Literary activities

From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

1. From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

Embark on a full-day guided tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford from London. Take the scenic route through the lush English countryside in a comfortable air-conditioned bus. The first stop on this tour is Windsor Castle. With its sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it is easy to see why the castle is the Queen’s favorite weekend residence. Enjoy a fascinating through-the-keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments, home to priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. You can also visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel - the final resting place of the monarchs of old, including Henry VIII. The tour then moves on to spectacular Stonehenge. You will never forget your first glimpse of the monolithic rock formation rising up against the skyline of the Salisbury Plain. Theories abound as to Stonehenge’s mysterious origin. Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Make up your own mind as you explore this unique landmark. Your final stop of the day is the charming university town of Oxford. Here you will enjoy a walking tour with free leisure time. Stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. The tour will finish at approximately 07:15 PM in London.

London: Stonehenge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Bath Day Trip

2. London: Stonehenge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Bath Day Trip

Explore the region beyond London with a full-day trip to some of England's most fascinating and essential sights. Uncover the secrets of Stonehenge, have free time to discover the city of Bath, soak up the charm of the Cotswolds, and visit Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Head straight to Stonehenge, the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Marvel at the huge 40-ton Sarsens and the volcanic blue stones that were brought from the Preseli Mountains, located more than 280 miles away. Move on next to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. You'll have plenty of time to shop and explore the charming streets. Drive through the picturesque Cotswold region. Take in scenic views of open countryside, crisscrossed by dry stone walls and bustling market towns. Stop outside the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon. See the home of the greatest writer in the English language and the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Admire Stratford with its delightful river that winds its way past the Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare was laid to rest. Receive a private tour of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall, take part in a Tudor lesson, and write with a quill and ink.

From London: Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip with Secret Site

3. From London: Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip with Secret Site

Explore the West of England on a full-day tour from London. Take a scenic drive to the famous Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain and tour the English countryside on your way to Bath. Your driver/guide will provide a commentary as you head to the world's most famous prehistoric site, providing some background history so that you know something of what you will see once you arrive. Visit the new Stonehenge Visitor Center to enhance your knowledge of the mysterious site and trigger your imagination. Then, make your way through the rural green of Wiltshire, passing some wonderful old villages en route to the city of Bath. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off in the city center and provided with maps to explore at leisure. Find a café to savor a delicious Cornish pasty or Sally Lunn bun, or try some of the legendary local cider. Go to the beautifully preserved Roman Baths, or marvel at Bath Abbey, one of the finest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West of England. See the romantic Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon, one of only 4 bridges in the world with shops across its full span on both sides. There is an optional walking tour of the city center if you would like a guided tour, with plenty of time to explore on your own as well. Before leaving, drive to some of the highlights outside the city center, including the Georgian houses of the Royal Crescent, one of Jane Austen's favorite homes, and sites associated with Charles Dickens’s time in the city. En route back to London, add a sense of adventure to your day when your driver/guide takes you to a secret location. The precise details of this will be determined on the day, but with so many historic sites along the way, 99% of guests have said they have loved this surprise!

Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

4. Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape of the west of England on a 10-hour tour from London, and learn about the rich heritage of its pagan past and royal history in Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath. Departing from central London, drive west to the monoliths of Stonehenge, which have confounded people for over 5,000 years. Having baffled historians and archeologists as to how it was built, your guide will explain some of the theories. Continue to the market town of Salisbury, best known for its 13th-century cathedral. Built during the reign of Henry III, it boasts the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom at 404 feet (123 meters), and is one of the finest examples of early Gothic English architecture. Marvel at the Magna Carta, the famous agreement made between King John and his barons at Runnymede in 1215, and now housed in the Chapter House. Then, drive to Bath on the slopes of the River Avon. Explore the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorgeous 15th-century Abbey, stunning Georgian architecture and romantic Pulteney Bridge - modeled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence - are all sights to linger at. You will be free to explore on your own, with plenty of time for tea at the Pump Rooms, or a visit to the Jane Austen Centre. Explore Royal history with a visit to the queen's official residence, Windsor Castle: witness the changing tastes in decor of the State Apartments over centuries of monarchs living there; see paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt; admire Queen Mary's dolls house, the most famous dolls house in the world; and see St George's Chapel, the final resting place for several monarchs.

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What people are saying about Stonehenge

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 54 reviews

That was my first experience to use a guided bus to travel in between those iconic places in England. I was scared to use a bus, thought I would be tired and exhausted due to my age, surprisingly the travel was enjoyable, the guide managed to engross us into the history, she kept our group alive, shared her knowledge and experience, told some jokes and even sang her songs! I think everyone in our group was impressed! Thanks a lot for such wonderful time!!!

It was super windy and of course rainy so I didn't stay out too long. Other than that it was pretty cool to see. Tony, our guide, was full of information so it was interesting to learn. Our van did break down, but we weren't delayed for too long. Tony and his team were quick to respond - our next stop was Bath so we rode in two taxis there and by the time we left Bath Tony was back with a new van.

A wonderful, cosy experience where you feel well taken care of. Our friendly guide, Tony, is detailed and knowledgeable and took care to chat with each group in our tour of 12 pax. A great way to see Stonehenge, Bath and the secret place. Tony even dropped us off near our hotels instead of the morning’s pick up point which is much appreciated after a long day. Highly recommended!

Our guide (Nicolas) and driver (Socko) were outstanding. Wish we had more time at Windsor but getting to fit all 3 stops into one day was great. Fun and entertaining for the whole family 4 to 40 years old. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Good, knowledgeable guide and well thought timing of activity.