London to Stonehenge, Windsor and Salisbury Guided Tour Dates and Times
Explore royal history with a visit to Windsor Castle, dating back to the 11th century it is the King’s official residence. Over 39 monarchs have called this castle their home since the 11th century. You can see the changing tastes in décor over the centuries when you visit the luxurious State Apartments. The State Apartments house countless antique works of art, such as paintings by artists including Leonardo De Vinci and Rembrandt. Windsor Castle is home to Queen Marys Dolls House; one of the most fabulous dolls houses in the world. Admire the intricate details from the miniature library featuring tiny books made by famous authors such as JM Barrie who wrote Peter Pan, to the miniature working lifts. You can also visit St Georges Chapel, the final resting place for several monarchs, including Henry VIII and the Queens Elizabeth II. Take time to walk around the chapel, and read through the memorials that are on display.
Wander around the World Heritage Site and be captivated by this unique creation. The monument first took shape 5,000 years ago and its purpose has been the subject of an abundance of theories; was it designed as a religious temple, an astronomical clock or even a Bronze Age burial ground? Decide for yourself whilst discovering the history of this mysterious monument.
Discover 800 years of English history under one roof, with an introductory talk from a specialist Salisbury Cathedral Guide followed by a self-guided tour. Learn how and why ancient stonemasons built this astonishing structure with its 123m Spire, the tallest in the UK.
Discover how the main building, with just 1.2m of foundations laid on a bed of sand, gravel and water, was started in 1220 and completed in just 38 years. Hold your breath as you gaze up at the pillars that bend under the weight of the Spire and look down as the Guide lifts a hidden tile in the Spire Crossing, using a dipstick to measure the water level just below your feet.
Awarded a Visit Britain Best Told Story accolade, your Cathedral admission includes access to the world’s oldest working mechanical clock and the Cathedral’s UNESCO protected 1215 Magna Carta, one of only 4 still in existence.
Estimated arrival time back in London is around 6:30pm.