Before the main event we'll take you to see Woodhenge where you'll see pillars marking the positions of Neolithic wooden posts which have long since rotted away. It's an important World Heritage Site and consists of six concentric ovals of standing posts, surrounded by a bank and ditch.
Stonehenge Inner Circle Tour
Start or finish your special day with an exclusive trip to Salisbury Plain with a private Stonehenge Inner Circle Tour. This exclusive tour allows you to get up close and personal with the ancient stones. Archeologists and scientists have been studying this prehistoric site for centuries and still haven't completely fathomed the true meaning and function of the site.
Travel in comfort through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and look out for ancient burial mounds in the landscape as you head towards the enigmatic Salisbury Plain—home of the famous stones. If you're really lucky you might spot a crop circle or two (depends if the combine harvesters have been out though!).
Stonehenge is the most famous and enigmatic historical site in Britain. Developed in stages over a 5,000 year period, the giant standing stones weigh up to 50 tonnes and dominate the landscape of Salisbury Plain. Was it a ceremonial temple… or built by aliens? You decide.
Stonehenge Inner Circle Tours last for an hour and take place in the early morning or evening, outside normal visiting hours. They're also subject to very limited availability, with a maximum of 30 people per session so you'll need to book in good time.
On site is the fabulous Stonehenge Visitor Centre where (if your time slot allows) you can further explore the mysteries of the ancient stones. Here you'll enjoy world-class exhibitions and multi-media displays. Outside there are reconstructed Neolithic houses—where if you're lucky—you might see ancient crafting demonstrations and bread-making using prehistoric techniques.
You'll probably be feeling peckish by now so it's off to a traditional English pub for lunch. We suggest The Wheatsheaf at Lower Woodford, a lovely wood-panelled pub with a garden and play area for children, serving snacks and British comfort food. They usually have a good range of beers on too! You'll get to see more of the countryside as we take the scenic route back.
Pickup Times and Lunch
If you choose the sunrise Inner Circle tour, pickup for your day tour will be early morning at 5am. For the sunset tour drop-off will be around 10pm depending on the actual time of the year. Times will be confirmed upon booking and based on your pickup/drop-off location.
For lunch, our tour guide will happily suggest a number of options to choose from on the day. There know some excellent traditional country pubs which are well worth a visit.
Salisbury Cathedral: In addition to your Stonehenge Inner Circle experience we can combine your tour with a visit to the historic city of Salisbury with its magnificent thirteenth century cathedral. See the 123 metre spire (the tallest church spire in the country), an original Magna Carta, and the oldest working mechanical clock in the world, dating to 1386.
Roman Baths: As well as the amazing Roman Baths–which are 2,000 years old–the beautiful city of Bath boasts amazing Georgian architecture exemplified in the Royal Crescent and the Circus.
Windsor Castle: A favourite of the English monarchy, the castle’s history stretches back almost 1,000 years. It’s the oldest and largest royal occupied castle in the world.
Avebury: Not just one Neolithic stone circle here, but three! It’s so big, it encircles the village. There’s a haunted pub to boot!
Lacock Abbey & Village: The quaint unspoilt village with historic cottage lined streets is a popular combination with the Stonehenge Inner Circle Tour. The abbey was founded in the thirteenth century and has a Tudor stable courtyard, which retained many of its original features.
Stonehenge Inner Circle Tour Booking
Spaces are limited for this tour so here is what you need to do to ensure your Inner Circle Tour booking runs smoothly:
- Check if your required date is available on the English Heritage website
- If your date is available on the English Heritage website, contact us to check if we have a driver guide available (it's likely we will have)
- Once your tour is agreed with us, purchase your tickets from the English Heritage website
To help you get the most from your Inner Circle experience, your guide can accompany you during private access to give you all the interesting stories surrounding Stonehenge. You will need to book an extra ticket if you require this service.
Booking your tours
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Type: Chauffeur Driven
Price: 1–8 people from £745
Pick up: Central London / West London (elsewhere please enquire)
Booking: Refer to Stonehenge Inner Circle Tour Booking for details.
Cancellations: Payment is non-refundable should you wish to cancel for any reason within 14 days of your tour. If you cancel more than 14 days before the tour, due to costs incurred we can only refund 50% of the payment. English Heritage Stonehenge Inner Circle Tour tickets are non-refundable.
- Pick-up early morning or early afternoon depending on booking time
- Stonehenge Inner Circle
- Stonehenge Visitor Centre (depending on time of tour)
- Lunch at a traditional English pub (We like The Wheatsheaf at Lower Woodford)
- Combine with: Salisbury Cathedral, Roman Baths, Windsor Castle, Avebury or Lacock Abbey & Village
If you would like to arrange a tour for a larger group, or if you have any questions, please contact us.
PLEASE NOTE: At a push we can carry 8 passengers in one vehicle but the space in the front will be cramped. For your comfort we suggest a party of 7 passengers maximum per vehicle.
Book Dave Stubbs as your personal guide for an extra £60.
Hotel accommodation is not included within the tour price and must be booked seperately with the hotel in advance.