Oldbury Tours – Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours
Welcome to Oldbury Tours, the site you need for your Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours. On this page I have included some recent tours for your information in an informal journal type format which I hope you enjoy reading. They should give you some idea of how our private tours can be fleshed out and individualised.
Stunning weather and great company made for a wonderful half day tracking the Parker Pearson suggested route of the Sarsen Stones from the southern edge of the Marlborough Downs at Clatford to Stonehenge. Sam and Olivia particularly wanted to visit Stonehenge itself but were happy for me to decide how to structure the time...
Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours - a 15 mile hike around Avebury World Heritage Site Having been given a free rein by Adrian and Alan I decided, seeing as they were both young and fit and Alan was training for the London Marathon in 3 months time, that we'd go for a really good hike. Apart...
It was a crisp, clear December Monday morning and I picked Mr Williams up in Calne at 9am. We first drove to a viewing point for Windmill Hillwhere we spent a few moments discussing the early Neolithic (the time of the first settler/farmers) and its impact on the area. More time would allow a...
A half day tour with 3 New Yorkers Nat, Martin and Robert celebrating their 50th birthdays (including a NY Nicks and a NY Nets fan – could be ugly!!) We met at dawn! Not too bad on 12th October as it was 7.30am. The weather was cool and misty. The meeting...
Prices for our Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours start at £57 per person for a half day tour of either the Stonehenge or the Avebury region and £72 per person for a full day tour of the whole Unesco World Heritage Site.
The above prices are based on a full car of six people. Children under 15 are free (£9.80 Stonehenge entrance fee still applies) and we offer negotiable discounts for archaeology students. For more information click here.
Because there are so many variables please contact us by telephone on 07947 488665 from UK or +44 7947 488665 if calling from abroad, or 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. We offer special reductions for archaeology students.
About The Tours
We will pick you up from your accommodation or arrival point if travelling on the same day or join you if you wish to provide your own transport. We can suggest itineraries but will always tailor each tour to your individual wishes to include the sights you want at an appropriate pace. We can include as much or as little walking as you would like as most of our preferred sites are within easy reach of the road which also means wet weather tours are just as feasible.
The countryside is littered with fascinating prehistoric sites and while visits to Stonehenge and Avebury should be on everyone’s bucket list their story is not complete without exploring the surrounding area. A full day’s tour can include a traditional pub lunch or an equally traditional picnic if weather permits. Half days are also possible.
Please click on the button below for our suggestions but remember we will always personalise your tour so please get in touch and we can go from there.
We recently had a member of the Visit Wiltshire team on a tour around Avebury and you can read her version of the day here.
I have written several tour descriptions on Oldbury Tours’ Facebook page over the past year or two. I am putting links to some interesting days here. They can all be found with my other posts at https://www.facebook.com/oldburytours but please click on the ‘READ MORE’ linds below for the individual, hopefully entertaining, descriptions on Facebook.
Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours – Tour 8
Title: Wonderful Wiltshire in terrific company
Main subject: Visiting all my favourite monuments and places with different sized groups.
Post date: November 11th 2017
Tour groups: Single lady, Couple, Family of three
Sites visited: Numerous including Stonehenge and the surrounding area, Avebury area, vale of Pewsey, Salisbury, Marlborough, Devizes Museum, Oldbury castle, Roman mosaic.
October was a quieter month for Oldbury Tours, perhaps understandably after the summer’s end, but I still managed to fit in a few special days. It is a wonderful time of year to visit England, the weather can be glorious and there are far fewer people sharing the spaces with you.
The varied groups, sites visited and travel arrangements I hope demonstrate how flexible a day with Oldbury Tours can be. READ MORE…
Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours – Tour 7
Title: Fun for all the families….and me!
Main subject: Walking to Stonehenge from Durrington Walls/Woodhenge
Post date: September 7th 2017
Tour groups: Family of five, a father and son
Sites visited: Numerous including Silbury Hill, the spring of the river Kennet, West Kennet Long Barrow, West Kennet Avenue, Avebury, Durrington Walls, Woodhenge and walk to Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, The Magna Carta, Old Sarum
I really enjoy taking people around my home county of Wiltshire, UK but there is something extra special about guiding families and this August has been all about that.
On the first day of the month I had a very complete day…READ MORE…
Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours – Tour 6
Title: Water, tombs and birdsong
Main subject: Pagan sites, springs, nature
Post date: July 20th 2017
Tour groups: Family of four, group of four adults, two ladies
Sites visited: Numerous including Bath, Silbury Hill, Avebury, the source of the Avon, Uffington White Horse, Wayland’s Smithy Long Barrow, Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow
It’s been an unusual couple of weeks for Oldbury Tours. That is to say we have included a few sites on three different tours we don’t normally visit. They are all fascinating places, however, and it has been a joy to take people to them. As you will see in this post, what links many of them is water, that crucial ingredient.
Whether you are a Neolithic pioneer or a Roman invader seeking to establish a foothold in a land far from home…READ MORE...
Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours – Tour 5
Title: One day just ain’t long enough!
Main subject: Two days around Stonehenge and Avebury
Post date: June 12th 2017
Tour groups: older couple
Sites visited: Numerous including Stonehenge and surrounding area, Durrington Walls, Avebury area, Devizes Museum, Marlborough.
I had a terrific couple of days recently with a remarkable couple from New Mexico in the US. Both in their 70’s they were nevertheless very fit and keen to see a lot of the area by foot – the best way of course. Because of the sheer number of sites we visited…READ MORE…
Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours – Tour 4
Title: Summer in early May with oldburytours.co.uk – pure poetry.
Main subject: Fitting everything into a long day
Post date: May 15th 2017
Tour groups: A couple
Sites visited: Numerous including Stonehenge and surrounding area, Adam’s Grave Long Barrow, Knap Hill, Avebury area, West Kennet Long Barrow, Devizes Museum
What a gorgeous day I had last Wednesday. I had the privilege of escorting a lovely couple from Philadelphia around my ever wonderful county of Wiltshire in the UK. Revealing a landscape filled with ancient remains and discussing what the culture and social architecture was of a prehistoric society is what Oldbury Tours is all about. READ MORE…
Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours – Tour 3
Title: A tussocky trail through prehistory
Main subject: Hiking in the Avebury area
Post date: March 21st 2017
Tour groups: Single lady
Sites visited: West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill, The Sanctuary, Overton Hill, West Kennet Avenue, Avebury Henge and Stone Circles, The Fyfield Down Polissoir, The Devil’s Den
I had a website enquiry a little over a week ago from an American lady who said she was visiting the UK for work, had plans to go to Stonehenge with some of her work colleagues, but would love to have a hike around Avebury as well. I’d been recently checking out a few new paths…READ MORE…
Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours – Tour 2
Title: The Perfect Time of Year
Main subject: Autumn walking
Post date: Novermber 10th 2016
Tour groups: Two ladies
Sites visited: The Sanctuary, The Avebury Avenues, Avebury Henge and Stone Circles, West Kennet Long Barrow, Knap Hill, Adam’s Grave, Pewsey Vale Churches, Durrington Walls, Woodhenge and Stonehenge.
Maybe I will change my mind come winter and then spring but I think there is no better time to wander through our beautiful countryside than in the autumn. And yet so many tour companies stop their tours at the beginning of November. The daylight hours are less but there is still time enough to enjoy a full day. And here, I believe, is proof. READ MORE…
Avebury and Stonehenge guided tours – Tour 1
Title: We’ve been lucky with the weather, Arlene
Main subject: Two days of great walking
Post date: 20th June 2016
Tour groups: Single lady
Sites visited: Marlborough, The Sanctuary, West Kennet Avenue, Avebury Henge and Stone Circles, The Polissoir, West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill, Devizes Museum, Devizes, Windmill Hill, Durrington Walls, Woodhenge, Stonehenge, Salisbury
Arlene is over from America for a three week ‘trip of a lifetime’. From Oregon she is used to changeable weather conditions…READ MORE…