Bath and Stonehenge in one day tour with Salisbury Cathedral
Tour Bath, a city filled with Roman architecture and thermal waters
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge
Tour the Salisbury Cathedral, holder of multiple records and stunning architecture
What to Expect: Bath Spa City
After being picked up from the Chippenham train station meeting point, travel by comfortable private car to your first stop:
Bath, Somerset is a city teeming with history, culture and things to do! The very name of the city is tied to its history of being it being a spa town and being built over hot springs. It is filled with the best examples of Roman architecture in England; perhaps the most famous being the Roman Baths and Temple, which now exists as a museum for the preservation of the great Roman bath, displaying Roman and Celtic artifacts unearthed at the site. With 43 minerals, 275,000 gallons of water, always at 46.5 degrees C, flowing from a depth of 10,000 feet, it’s easy to see the appeal in such a bath. Nowadays the Roman Baths aren’t opened to bathe in, but if you bring your bathing suit, you can plunge into the very same waters at the modern Thermae Bath Spa, just around the corner.
Bath Abbey is an architectural wonder. The Gothic cathedral was founded in 1499, and continues to stun people in the modern age for its fan vaulting in the nave ceiling; come let your jaw hit the floor as you gaze up at this vision to behold. The cathedral was built after Bishop Oliver King had a vision of angels climbing to and from Heaven with the use of ladders, and these very angels can be seen depicted in stone along the side of the west front.
Pulteney Bridge was voted one of the most romantic bridges in the world. The bridge crosses the river Avon, was completed in 1774 and connected Bath with the town of Bathwick. The bridge’s three arches support shops on either side of the bridge and it’s built in the Palladian architectural style, designed by Robert Adam who drew inspiration from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and the Venetian Ponte Rialto.
What to Expect: Stonehenge
After the splendour of Bath, you'll be able to admire England’s countryside as you travel to Salisbury Plain, the home of the UNESCO-listed stone circle on your tour: Stonehenge! Discover the ancient architectural wonder, whose origins reach back 4,500 years and is built on the axis of the midsummer sunrise. It is believed to have been an ancient sacred monument aligned to the movements of the sun, a site for rituals in honour of pagan deities, or a Druid place of worship. As you take in this old-world wonder you'll theorise on how these monolithic stones were transported from the Preseli mountains in Wales, over 240 miles away! With the help of carbon dating, it was possible to identify that the construction of the henge began around 3100 BC and ended around 1600 BC; the monument took over 1500 years to be built as it is known today!
Afterwards, explore the innovative visitor centre to see the archaeological and virtual displays, hosting over 300 archaeological relics for you to discover, including jewellery, pottery, and human remains. What was the purpose of Stonehenge? We may never accurately guess, but it is difficult not to be drawn into pondering the mystery of this incredible feat of ancient architecture.
What to Expect: Salisbury
Afterwards, we continue on to Salisbury Cathedral where we’ll explore 800 years of history! This is one of the UK’s most iconic medieval buildings and winning an award for the best tourist attraction in Wiltshire. It is a prime example of Early English Gothic architecture, keeping the style consistent because it was built in only 38 years, being completed in 1320. Salisbury Cathedral is a collection of marvels, playing host to the tallest church spire in England at 123 meters, which you can discover on the ‘Tower Tour’ seeing the hollow interior; the largest cloister in Britain; and the oldest working modern clock dating back to 1386. The crown jewel of your visit may very well be seeing one of the original 1215 Magna Carta, one of only four in the world, and the most well-preserved copy, that you can learn more about in an interactive exhibition! You won’t want to leave Salisbury Cathedral off your must-see list!
If you wish to live through the ages of Brittain than this tour is for you and your friends and family. From the prehistoric times to the modern era you can find wonders of the ages on this trip. On our tour from Bath and Stonhenge in one day you can see all of it for yourself.
Bath and Stonehenge in one day tour including a visit at the Salisbury Cathedral.
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Chippenham Train Station, in Short Stay car park
Concludes at Chippenham Train Station at approximately 5:30 pm
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