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Southampton - Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral (full day)

Combine a tour of mysterious Stonehenge with a visit to the town of Salisbury, with free time for shopping and lunch on your own.

The purpose of the world's most famous stone circle still remains a mystery. Its origins go back as far as the Pyramids. What today's visitor sees are the mighty remains of a sequence of monuments erected between 3000 and 1000 BC. Most well known are the trilithons, large doorframe-shaped stone arrangements, made up of two standing stones, topped by a lintel stone, which is actually fixed by mortice-and-tenon joints. The stones are aligned so that on the midsummer and midwinter solstices the sun shines straight through the circle onto the central Heel Stone.

Next, proceed to the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury. On arrival, a guided walking tour takes you past the landmark Cathedral that was built between 1220 and 1258 and is the only English medieval cathedral to be constructed in a uniform design. Following your guided stroll, take time to explore further on your own and enjoy lunch at one of the city's delightful eateries or browse for souvenirs before re-joining your guide for the return to Southampton.

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Tours in Southampton

Historic Winchester
Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral
Beaulieu Palace & Motor Museum

Ports in England

Barrow in Furness
Boston
Bridlington
Cowes
Dartmouth
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Dover
Falmouth
Fowey
Guernsey
Harwich
Jersey
Kingston upon Hull
Liverpool
London
Newcastle
Penzance
Plymouth
Portland
Portsmouth
Scilly Isles
Southampton
Whitehaven / Workington