Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury
There’s a lot to love about London. And there’s a lot to be said about leaving London for the quiet of the countryside. Just an hour or so away, the Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury Tour brings visitors closer to the past.
Come visit a spa town that is so rich in history, it’s one of only two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the region. And while you no longer can sit in the thermal, curative waters of Bath, you’ll still leave refreshed and renewed.
Bath features both Georgian architecture, a perfectly preserved Roman temple and spa and Britain’s only natural hot springs. Cross the Pulteney Bridge – designed after the covered bridges of Florence – over the river Avon to the Roman Baths where centurions soaked their warrior aches away.
From here, enjoy a visit to mysterious, ethereal Stonehenge. These 40-ton rocks that had been dragged through a desolate plain to Salisbury Hill still puzzle scholars and visitors. The history behind these stones is unclear. Whether Stonehenge was a religious temple, astronomical clock or a burial ground has never been proven. As you visit the site, let your imagination be your guide to the mystery and legend that surrounds these strange stones. And don’t leave without taking the requisite photos of trying to knock one of these mammoth structures over.
Salisbury has one of the most incredible medieval cathedrals in all of Britain. For over 750 years, pilgrims have come to Salisbury to seek inspiration and peace or to climb the 404-foot spire – the tallest in England. Some come to view the Magna Carta in the Chapter House- one of four copies left. UNESCO recently inscribed the paper as a “Memory of the World” – ranking it one of the world’s most globally significant documents. The Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in English history, and is often claimed to be the cornerstone of liberty, law and democracy. It has become an icon for freedom throughout the world.
This is more than a tour; it’s a living history lesson. London will be there, with its West End theater, thrilling nightlife, shopping and fine dining. Take a day to experience the past and see how it’s shaped your present.