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Day trip to Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill & Uffington White Horse
Sat 25 March 2017, 08:45 – 19:30 GMT
Come along on Saturday 25th March for a coach trip to the ancient and mystical sites of Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill and Uffington White Horse!
About the day
11:30am - Arrive at Stonehenge Stonehenge was built between 3000-2000BC and is one of the most famous sites in the world. It's up to you whether you want to pay to take the mini-bus down the road to view it close up (it costs £13.90 to do this). If you are an English Heritage or National Trust member its free. The rest of us will walk the 1 mile down the road and view it from the fence for free (about 5 or 6 metres away).
Leave at 1:00pm.
1:30pm - Arrive at Avebury Avebury is about 20 miles north of Stonehenge and dates to about 2800BC and is the largest stone circle in Europe. Its free to walk on the site, which covers over 281 acres and consists of a large outer stone circle and two smaller stone circles within it. You can even touch the stones! I will guide you round the site. Inside the stone circle is the medieval village of Avebury.
Leave at 3:00pm.
3:15pm - Arrive at Silbury Hill Silbury Hill, completed in around 2400BC, at 30 metres high and 167 metres in diameter, it is the largest man-made mound in Europe. It is built from chalk and clay from the surrounding area, but no one knows why is was built and for what purpose.
Leave at 3:45pm.
4:30pm - Arrive at Uffington White Horse Uffington White Horse is a huge chalk drawing on the top of a hill which dates back to 900BC. The horse is 110 metres long and is formed of deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. It could have been build as a tribal symbol, but its angle means that it is best seen from the air! The site is 262 metres above sea level and gives stunning views across the countryside.
Leave at 5:30pm.
Arrive back in London at 7:30pm dropping off back near St James' Park Tube Station (depending on traffic).
When we get to each site, I will tell you more about them and why they are there.
All the sites are free to visit (unless you want to get close to Stonehenge where there is a charge - see above).
Cost is £25 per person, to reserve your seat on the coach, you will need to pay in advance
Please also bring food & drink for the day, as it's very limited on buying anything at the sites we are visiting.
Also, throughout the day, we will be walking about 3-4 miles around the sites, so please wear sensible shoes.
If you can't see us at the station, please call or text.
Hope to see you there!
Robert +44 (0) 7905 901 834 (prefer text)