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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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Raising a Stonehenge stone with English Heritage

Stonehenge stone raising. When I saw that English Heritage were going to experiment with raising a stone at Stonehenge it was something I was very keen to witness if not participate in. Perhaps unexpectedly the event in March 2018 was billed not so much as a study of the processes required for erecting the stone […]

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Causewayed enclosures

Olbury Tours - guided tours of the Stonehenge and Avebury area Welcome to Oldbury Tours, the site you need for your Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours. I have written several articles on this website that supply background information for many of the sites that we visit in the Stonehenge and Avebury area. Please enquire here [...]
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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

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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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

Olbury Tours - guided tours of the Stonehenge and Avebury area Welcome to Oldbury Tours, the site you need for your Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours. I have written several articles on this website that supply background information for many of the sites that we visit in the Stonehenge and Avebury area. Please enquire here [...]
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