Highlights / Info
- Tour of Salisbury Cathedral and see the Magna Carta
- Exclusive opportunity to see the oldest working mechanical clock in the world in action!
- Entrance to mysterious Stonehenge
- A panoramic tour of Bath
- Afternoon tea at Salisbury Cathedral
Tour Duration : 10h
Departure days: From May to September Monday, Thursday, Saturday.
Live Guide : English Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Spanish only Saturday.
Pick Up service: No pick up
The inspiration behind Ken Follett’s best-seller “The Pillars of the Earth”, the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral is an international symbol of Christianity and a world class heritage attraction. The spire is the tallest in England, 123 meters (404 feet). Once inside you’ll be impressed by the Cathedral’s graceful, elegant proportions. We visit The Chapter House home to one of only 4 surviving copies of The Magna Carta and see the oldest working clock in Europe, dating back to 1386.
The World’s Oldest Working Clock
The Cathedral’s turret clock, which has no face, dates from before 1386 and stood in the bell tower on the North lawn until the tower was demolished. It continued to operate in the Cathedral tower until the late 19th century, was restored to working order in 1956 now stands in the North Nave aisle.
From May until September specially trained clock guides will give our visitors an exclusive 10 minute demonstration of the striking mechanism and toll the bell – as well as sharing its remarkable history.
Afternoon Tea at Salisbury Cathedral
Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea in the beautifully quaint Bell Tower Tea Rooms overlooking the North Lawn of the Cathedral. This elegant afternoon tea includes sandwiches, scones, ham a a delicate selection of cakes and fancies, complete with tea, coffees and juices.
5,000 years ago the huge 40 tonne stones were dragged from over 280 miles away in Wales. Who built it and why remains a mystery today. Some say that it was built as a religious temple, or an astronomical clock. Stonehenge continues to enthrall the imagination and captivate the heart of every visitor.
This beautiful Georgian city justly deserves its status as a World Heritage Site, with its delightful terraces, elegant crescents and stunning architecture, on our panoramic tour of the city we will show you the crescents, Pulteney Bridge modelled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and Bath Abbey. Then into the Roman Baths built over 2,000 years and still in perfect working order.
Terms & conditions
- Entrance to Salisbury Cathedral
- Entrance to Stonehenge
- Afternoon tea
- Blue badge tour guide in English on all tour days and Spanish on Saturday.
- Free WiFi
What’s not included
- Personal expenses
Tour Starts: 8.30am Victoria Coach Station
Tour Finishes: Approx 7.30pm Victoria Train Station
Entrance to Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge are included in the tour price. Tour includes afternoon tea at Salisbury Cathedral.
Entrance to the Roman Baths is not included in this tour.
*All tours must be booked 72 hours before departure day.