Salisbury Plain

Salisbury Plain: Our most recommended tours and activities

From London: Stonehenge Half-Day Tour with Audio Guide

1. From London: Stonehenge Half-Day Tour with Audio Guide

Explore one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world on a half-day tour to Stonehenge. Travel to the site from London by air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy views of the English landscape en route. The tour is unescorted, but visitors can download an audio guide on their smartphones. Situated on Salisbury Plain in the Wiltshire countryside, the cluster of 40-ton rocks was constructed more than 5,000 years ago.  Although the function of Stonehenge is still a matter of fierce debate, what is known about the UNESCO World Heritage Site is that it has been a site of pagan worship for centuries. Make up your own mind as you uncover the history behind the extraordinary monument. A new world-class visitor center is now a short shuttle bus ride away from the stone circle site and combines cutting-edge audiovisuals with exhibitions of ancient objects.

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

2. 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: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and Roman Baths Day Trip

3. London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and Roman Baths Day Trip

Explore several top highlights around London on this bus day trip from London. Experience the elegance of Windsor Castle, unlock the mysteries of Stonehenge, and admire the Georgian architecture in the city of Bath. Visit a well-preserved Roman Bathhouse. Windsor Castle Fans of the Royal family will be in their element. Steeped in history, visit the home of Queen Elizabeth II and enjoy a through-the-keyhole experience of the world’s largest and oldest castle. Enjoy the spectacular State Apartments at your leisure and marvel at its lavishly furnished surroundings. Used for State occasions to this day, be a part of where these regal traditions take place whilst admiring world-renowned artworks. Visit St. George’s chapel, where the tombs of numerous kings and queens reside, notably Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. See Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and be amazed by the magnitude and intricate design of the world’s most famous Dolls’ House. Mysterious Stonehenge Wander around the world heritage site and be captivated by the unique rock formation. Situated on Salisbury Plain, 40-ton rocks stand alone since their arrival 5,000 years ago. An abundance of theories surround Stonehenge; from a religious temple to an astronomical clock and even a Bronze Age burial ground. Decide for yourself whilst discovering the history of this mysterious monument. Bath Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, Bath was the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the gorgeous 15th-century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, and the romantic Pulteney Bridge. Roman Baths Famed for its Roman Baths, Bath houses the best preserved Roman Spa from the ancient world. Miraculously hidden from view until the 1870s, delve into the history of this magical monument and admire its architectural splendor.  Arrival time back in London is at approximately 07:45 PM.

London: Stonehenge, Windsor & Bath Day Tour (Max 16 People)

4. London: Stonehenge, Windsor & Bath Day Tour (Max 16 People)

Begin with a drive to the ancient kingdom of Wessex, where you’ll visit the world-famous Stonehenge monument. With a history spanning 5,000 years, this stone circle continues to be shrouded in mystery and myth. Know about the giant stones located on Salisbury Plain from your guide. Absorb the powerful presence of this ancient site and admire the views before continuing on the drive through beautiful Wiltshire and Somerset, passing thatched cottages and idyllic villages en route to the city of Bath. Both Romans and Georgians have left their mark in Bath. The only hot thermal springs in Britain were a draw for those early invaders from warmer lands, and the Roman resort of Aqua Sulis can be seen in the Roman Baths Museum. The Georgian elite of London arrived here in the 18th century to take the waters and cure themselves of rheumatic disease and gout. The elegant squares, circuses, and crescents date from this time. After lunch and a guided tour of this delightful city you’ll continue on to Royal Windsor. The remainder of the tour will be spent in Windsor, home to the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and the Queen’s favorite home. Your guide will give you a full account of the history of this royal residence and take you on a tour of the famous town. Walk in the footsteps of royalty and politicians and enter the castle (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).  Inside the castle, you can admire the fine furniture and paintings owned by Her Majesty. See Queen Mary's Dolls' House and visit St. George's Chapel, the final resting place of English kings and queens, including Henry VIII and Charles I. Head back to London via historic Runnymede where the Magna Carta was sealed by King John in 1215.

From London: Windsor Castle and Stonehenge Day Trip

5. From London: Windsor Castle and Stonehenge Day Trip

Travel back in time on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of two of England's most iconic monuments. Travel from central London to Windsor Castle by air-conditioned vehicle, and then explore the Queen's favorite royal residence in all its glory.  Look inside the beautiful State Apartments to see masterpieces of art by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. Discover the last resting place of Henry VIII at St. George’s Chapel.  Next, visit Stonehenge. Hear some of the theories about the prehistoric stone circle to draw your own conclusions on the mystery of the monument before making your way back to London.

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What people are saying about Salisbury Plain

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Bruce as a guide is delightful, love the fun facts and Christopher is a very good driver! We were the first group to arrive at Windsor Castle (30 mins earlier than scheduled). Stunning castle and we made it to the chapel as well where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were buried. Then we headed to Stonehenge, fascinating! And, the weather was beautiful so it was a very quick and easy trip. Lastly, we went to Bath. Roman Bath itself was alright, if you like the history, you should get the entrance. If not, just walk around Bath! It’s a beautiful little city with hidden gems like the Bridgeton movie set. Overall, I was happy with this trip!

The guide, whose name is PABLO, was really excellent! I attended a lot of tours so far but he was the best person I've ever met. He was very attentive and full of hospitality. I felt safe and comfortable on the tour. Stonehenge and Oxford and Windsor Castle are of cource worth visiting.

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.

Bruce, our guide, and Tony, our driver, were excellent. Bruce was knowledgeable, informative, and funny. Tony’s driving was safe and comfortable

Excellent! Hats off to Bruce (guide) and Kieran (driver)