Stonehenge is the most famous and enigmatic ancient site in the UK. Dominating the landscape of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, the giant standing stones weigh up to 50 tonnes each. So how was it built… and why? Was it a temple for human sacrifices? An astronomical observatory? Or a burial place created by the legendary King Arthur? We may never know. Take one of our tours and decide for yourself!
Private Stonehenge Tours
Here we have cherry-picked a group of select Private Stonehenge Tours providers and listed their tours against the places of interest around a day trip to the magical Neolithic site of Stonehenge. Together they have many years of experience and between them a vast range of bespoke knowledge. So whatever your interests, we have a guide who knows the subject. Choose from chauffeur-driven tours of Stonehenge only, or a combination of Stonehenge and ancient and historic sites of the beautiful South West of England. All tours can be customised to your wishes and the driver-guides can pick you up from London or another location if required. An experienced tour guide will meet you at an agreed location, and chauffeur you in comfort on your chosen private tour of Stonehenge and the wonderful sites the UK has to offer.
Inner Circle Tour
The best way to get up-close to the stones is on an exclusive Stonehenge Inner Circle Tour. Access to the stones requires a ticket from English Heritage. Your tour guides can advise on how to do this in combination with booking a driver guide. A very popular tour amongst visitors to the UK as you can feel the magic of the stones on a more personal level.
Stonehenge and combination tours
Stonehenge forms part of a much wider Neolithic landscape that includes the major sites Avebury Stone Circle, West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill, as well as a miriad of other burial mounds, standing stones and ancient places. These engigmated sites can be combined with a tour of Stonehenge to give you a fuller understanding of how the area was laid out in the Neolithic period, many thousands of years ago.
There's a wealth of history to explore in the UK; the South and South West of England certainly has its fair share to offer. Visit Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace with its stunning Tudor and Baroque architecture. There's royal Windsor Castle where you can see the ancient Changing of the Guard ceremony and also the breathtaking Salisbury Cathedral which boasts the tallest spire in the country.
Built on the orders of William the Conqueror, Winchester Cathedral is the longest medieval cathedral in Britain and has been welcoming worshipers for over 900 years. The cathedral is the resting place of Norman and Anglo-Saxon kings as well as the great English novelist Jane Austen.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is also one not to be missed; see HMS Victory (Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar) and Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, which is housed in a museum along with thousands of objects rescued from the ship; sunk during a battle in 1545. HMS Warrior—the first armour-plated warship—is also a popular attraction at the historic naval dockyard.
You'll be driven through some idyllic Wiltshire countryside on your way to Stonehenge but that's not all—combine your Private Stonehenge Tour with a trip to the Cotswolds, an area of breathtaking beauty and unspoilt villages with traditional Cotswold limestone and thatched cottages.
Just outside the Cotswolds area is the picturesque and historic village of Lacock with its thirteenth century abbey. There's a museum here dedicated to William Henry Fox Talbot who was a pioneer in the field of photography.
The tour operators who appear of this site are only to happy to customise your Private Stonehenge Tours. If you want to see film locations, religeous sites or simply want to know the best pub for fish and chips, then just ask and your guide will design a tour around your own personal tastes. What's more, if you want to see something special on the day, your guide should be able to arrange something at late notice. Remember it's not just Stonehenge—there's so much more to see in a tour of England's ancient, historic and beautiful landscape.