Experience two of the most interesting sites in England in one day.
Why choose between two of the most popular tourist attractions in the south of England when you can visit both on the same day with your own private driver/guide? This fantastic tour offers you the chance to explore both the magnificent ancient monument that is Stonehenge and the beautiful stately home of Highclere Castle. Designed to offer clients who have limited time the chance to explore two places that most people will want to visit during their stay in the UK, this tour offers you the chance keep everyone happy whether they are history geeks, first-time visitors, or fans of the hit TV series Downton Abbey. Whilst on this tour your expert guide will explain why Stonehenge is important, not just to the British, but also to the world and will help you understand some of this prehistoric monument’s key historical moments. At Highclere, your guide will explain the house’s and family’s history as well as its role within a major hit TV series Downton Abbey.
The tour includes :
Stonehenge Stonehenge is one of the most critical sites in the world, with UNESCO World Heritage status. Famous for its prehistoric megaliths, Stonehenge’s area is also a hugely important archaeological site that attracts millions of visitors every year. A marvel of prehistoric engineering, creativity, and determination Stonehenge is a place like no other. Upon arrival at Stonehenge, your guide will show you the facilities at the monument and give you time to use them should you wish (the drive from London is approximately 2 hours, including a stop at Fleet Services). Your guide will queue for you, obtain your audio guides, and assist you in getting the shuttle bus from the Stonehenge visitor centre to the monument. You will then have time to explore the stones at your leisure using English Heritage’s excellent Stonehenge audio guide. Before leaving Stonehenge, you will be able to purchase lunch, which you will be able to eat in the car as we drive to Highclere
Highclere Castle Highclere Castle is famous throughout the world as the real Downton Abbey. Used as one of the filming locations for the hit TV series and film, this gorgeous stately home is a must-see for any fan of the series or anyone interested in exploring one of the most beautiful stately homes in England. Currently home to the 8th Earl of Carnarvon and his family, the House is open for a limited period every year throughout the spring and summer. Upon arrival at Highclere, your guide will secure your entry to the House, and Grounds enables you to see everything the House has to offer. Once inside the House, you will be able to view the rooms on the ground floor and first-floor levels, all of which are seen in Downton Abbey before exploring the Egypt exhibit, which charts the 5th Earl’s exploits with the famous Egyptologist Howard Carter and their discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Finally, you will have time to explore the stunning grounds before returning home.