Welcome to Oldbury Tours
“Fascinating, educational and fun…highly recommended!”
Stonehenge andare the UK’s best known ancient sites and with Oldbury Tours your visit to these fascinating places will be truly memorable, enjoyable and inspiring. We want to share our passion for the stunning Wiltshire countryside and its intriguing ruins. Our local knowledge and archaeological enthusiasm is invaluable for anyone wanting to dig a little deeper than a day trip from London usually allows.
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Comfort and convenience
Rather than jostling to take a photograph from the wrong side of a moving bus or struggling to hear your guide in a crowd you will be able to spend this special day in comfort with a personal and personable guide. Our guide Laurence (pictured above in between Robert and Martin from New York) will take you around the landscape in his air conditioned 7 seat car giving you maximum comfort and the benefit of stopping where and when you like.
Hikes and car based tours
For the more energetic we can do any number of hikes in the area as the northern part of the World Heritage Site around Avebury is criss-crossed with by-ways and footpaths, not to mention being crossed by some major long distance routes such as The Ridgeway. For a more leisurely day we also have three world class museums in the area that can be visited as part of a bespoke tour and of course we know all the best places to eat, drink and relax.
Prices start at £57 per person but because all tours are individually designed we need to know a bit more about the day you want. Please contact us either by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 07947 488665 from UK (+44 7947 488665 if calling from abroad). Alternatively please fill in a few details regarding your particular requirements, the number of people and preferred tour length via the ‘enquire‘ button so that we can agree a price for your bespoke tour. Please see the ‘Prices’ page in the ‘Tours’ drop down menu for more information. Thank you.
From the air:
For the adventurous we have linked up with the Wiltshire Microlight Centre. Former RAF pilot Tony Hughes can take you up in his fixed wing microlight for an aerial view of the sites we cover in the Avebury half of the World Heritage Centre either before or after we visit them on the ground. It is an exhilarating experience and gives you a great idea of how the different monuments relate to each other spatially. Let us know and we will include a flight in your itinerary. Click on their logo for more information about the Wilshire Microlight Centre.
Globally significant collection
To compliment the wealth of prehistoric monuments in the landscape we are incredibly fortunate to have one of Europe’s finest collections of prehistoric artefacts at the Wiltshire Museum. A forty minute visit is easily accommodated in a tour and is extremely worthwhile.
For more inspiration please visit Oldbury Tours’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/oldburytours where I have written up some of our tours. The posts from June 20 2016, November 10 2016, March 21 2017 and May 15 2017 are particularly relevant.