Wednesday, 30 May 2012
London to Stonehenge Tour
This tour is provided by Golden Tours/Regent Palace and its a small group tour lasting approximately 9 hours. The tour generally runs on each Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The check in time is 8.30 to 8.45 at 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W. There is an optional lunch at an additional cost. Arrival back into London at approximately 7.00 PM
A visit to the village is akin to taking a step back in time, owned and managed by the National Trust, it has been beautifully preserved and unchanged since it was a thriving township that traded in wool.
Lacock village has been the venue for many film makers, the popular TV programme, The Cranford Chronicles, was filmed here as was some of the shots in the Harry Potter movie, Larkrise to Candleford and Lost in Austen were amongst the many of the other films requiring an authentic background. The village church of St.Cyriack featuring in most.
A major feature in Lacock is the Abbey that was founded in 1229 by Ela Countess Dowager of Salisbury (she inherited her title and lands upon the death of her father in 1196) and followed the death of her husband William Longespee the illegitimate son of Henry II. William was the first to be buried in the then new Salisbury Cathedral and his tomb stands in the nave.
The World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Located near Salisbury in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, it is a highlight of the South West.
The true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time. Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress.
Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, beautiful Bath was the first city in England to be designated an UNESCO World Heritage site. The gorgeous 15th century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modelled on Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, are all sights to linger on in the memory of your day. Upon reaching Bath, you are given ample free time: perhaps enjoy tea at the pump rooms or visit the Jane Austen centre (entry not included).
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Saturday, 26 May 2012
|Private sunset tour of Stonehenge|
With private viewing of Stonehenge - enter the stone circle normally out of bounds to the public.
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Thursday, 17 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
A gathering of the Ancient Order of Druids at Stonehenge. 1905
|Caption:||A gathering of the Ancient Order of Druids at Stonehenge. Some of the participants are dressed in suits while others are in white robes with cowls, and the latter carry poles with half moon symbols. One of the sarsen outer stones has wooden props|
|Photographer:||Henry Taunt||Date Taken:||1905|
|Collection:||Henry W Taunt|
|Henry William Taunt, 1842-1922, was an Oxford-based professional photographer. He photographed mainly in Oxford, Oxfordshire and the River Thames, though surrounding counties are also well represented. His subjects were mostly tourist views, though he also recorded architecture and social history. Around 1914 he bought up the photographic business of Frederick Ault. The whole of the combined NMR and Oxfordshire County Council collection of Taunt's photographs is available on Viewfinder.|
|Archive Holder:||Centre for Oxfordshire Studies|
|Oxfordshire History Centre, St Luke's Church, Temple Road, Cowley, Oxford. OX4 2HT. Telephone - 01865 398200|
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