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Why Hire A Guide

Having travelled very widely both as a tourist and for business I have always found a local guide to be by far the best way to really get to know somewhere. The local guides I have hired have all shared the necessary combination of knowledge and enthusiasm and a real desire to excite me.

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Knapp Hill Causewayed Enclosure

Causewayed enclosures

Private tours of Wiltshire's prehistoric monuments. Knap Hill, one of Wiltshire's Early Neolithic causewayed enclosures from the air. Pilot: Tony Hughes; Photo: Laurence Oldbury Tours conduct private tours of Wiltshire's prehistoric monuments including Stonehenge and Avebury but also many lesser known sites in the area. Causewayed Enclosures are a type of monument associated with the [...]
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Adam’s Grave

Adam's Grave crowns Walker's Hill on the northern escarpment of the Pewsey Vale. The tiny figure on the right hand slope of the monument gives an ideal of the scale of this Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. One of Wiltshire's famous white horses (Alton Barnes, cut in 1812) can be seen on the slope below Adam's [...]
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Woodhenge

Horton Enclosure (date unkown but definitely of prehistoric origin) Pilot: Tony Hughes; Photo: Laurence Davies Members of the Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Society Field Group with Andy Payne (English Heritage) at the Horton Enclosure in October 2013 At Woodhenge Woodhenge was discovered in 1925 by WW1 veteran fighter pilot Group Captain Gilbert Insall VC [...]
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Durrington Walls

The scene of fascinating recent discoveries Durrington Walls is the site of some of the most fascinating recent archaeological work in the Avebury and Stonehenge World Heritage Site if not the whole of the UK. Between 2003 and 2009 the Stonehenge Riverside Project, directed by Mike Parker Pearson, gathered together a stellar line-up of British [...]
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Stonehenge

Oldbury Tours provide full and half day tours of the Stonehenge region. To enquire about a tour with our local, expert Stonehenge guide please click on the 'Enquire' button or follow the link here. Enquire Your Stonehenge guide. On this page we have given a brief description of Stonehenge. This includes a concise account of [...]
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Further Reading

In the articles on this website I have tried to give a very brief summary of most of the sites that we can visit on our tours but I didn't feel it was appropriate for me to try to be either too academic or too authoritative. Obviously when we are out in the landscape I [...]
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Oldbury Tours at West Kennet Long Barrow

West Kennet Long Barrow

Oldbury Tours - Providing your Stonehenge and Avebury guide Welcome to Oldbury Tours' website. If you have landed on this page you may want to have a look at our home page first by following this link. You can also see suggested itineraries by clicking here and descriptions of recent tours by clicking here. Click on [...]
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Long Barrows

Long barrows are the oldest monuments in the British Isles with examples being constructed from about 3,800 BC onwards.  Present throughout the UK, there are many in the area we visit on our tours. Horslip Long Barrow which is hardly visible on the southern slope of Windmill Hill has provided the earliest radiocarbon date for [...]
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Knap Hill

Knap Hill, Wiltshire is the site of an earlier Neolithic* Causewayed Enclosure constructed in the mid-fourth millennium BC one of only fourteen such monuments in England that survive 'to any extent as earthworks' (Oswald et al, 2001). These enclosures were probably built as venues for social gatherings rather than as permanent domestic settings although most [...]
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