Sunday, 3 July 2011

Windsor Castle Stonehenge and Bath with Pub Lunch

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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath with pub lunch included

Includes entrance to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge, plus traditional pub lunch - why not try the fish and chips?
  • Be amongst the first people to enter Windsor Castle
  • Entrance to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and pub lunch included
  • See Runnymede where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215
  • Entrance to the delightful Georgian Pump Room
  • Walking and driving tour of Bath
The Tour:

Windsor Castle
Over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames just outside of London. From William the Conqueror all the way through to our current Queen, successive monarchs have lived here and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. We shall be amongst the first people to enter Windsor Castle, so you can see for yourself the splendor of St. Georges chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. Windsor itself is a pretty town full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play The Merry Wives of Windsor in one of them! After our visit to Windsor, we drive through Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Carta.
Traditional Pub Lunch
What better way to enjoy lunch than in a classic country pub? Relax and soak up the charming atmosphere while being served some delicious home cooked food. Why not try the fish and chips?
The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to be mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design.
Our final stop is Bath, another world heritage site. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our guided tour of the city, there will be plenty of time to shop and explore. Why not head to the Jane Austen centre or enjoy afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the string quartet?
Returns to London at approximately 8.30pm

*Please note: On occasion the State Apartments are closed and as an alternative we shall visit Queens Mary's Doll's House and St Georges Chapel. On Sunday St Georges Chapel is closed, there will be extra time to explore castle precincts.