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Stonehenge & Salisbury Private Custom Day Tours
For 1-6 People – See What You Want To See At A Pace You Want To Go
London Tours – Private Stonehenge & Salisbury Example Tour
Stonehenge is perhaps the single most popular destination from London on a day tour from London and Salisbury, just 30 minutes drive from Stonehenge, a great combination offering wonderful contrasts.
Both can be combined at a relatively leisurely place. You’ll certainly have a lot more time than any coach tour and be able to see what you want to see at a pace you want to go.
Stonehenge & Salisbury Tour
Both Stonehenge and Salisbury are well under two hours from Central London hotels and are only 30 minutes apart. Both are connected by the Woodford Valley, a very nice drive through small countryside villages.
Salisbury is a medieval city dominated by its magnificent cathedral built in 1220. Inside the cathedral you can see an original Magna Carta signed by King John in 1215. At 404 feet, it is the tallest spire in England, and there are tours to climb up if you wish.
In the nave you can see what is probably the oldest working mechanical clock in the world, dating to 1386. There are no hands and no clock face; rather, it rings a chime of bells every hour. It was originally built to call the bishops to services.
The Cathedral and Close are the largest and best preserved Cathedral Close in Britain. The Close, essentially a walled city within the city, is ringed by wonderful period houses.
Some of them have been converted to museums like the Salisbury Museum, which will also supplement your knowledge about Stonehenge.
Through the city walls from the Close is the city centre, a regional shopping centre with character. Tea Rooms, a large cobbled market and alleyways are a far cry from the Malls you may be used too.
By English standards Salisbury is a new city, its only about 800 years old!. Before that Salisbury was up on the hill above Salisbury at a place called Old Sarum. Originally a classic Iron Age hill fort its earthwork battlements are still impressive. The Romans came and went before the Norman’s came in the 11th Century and built a classic castle complete with moat within the old Iron Age hill fort. They also built the original Salisbury Cathedral here.
The clergy moved the Cathedral down into the valley to found modern day Salisbury, but there is still much of interest up at Old Sarum. A visit is well worthwhile.
Salisbury What To Expect
Stonehenge is on top of Salisbury Plain in a very remote location. Henges, built well before the Pyramids and before the wheel was invented are peculiar to the British Isles. Stonehenge is the most famous and one of the best preserved and has several unique features.
Stonehenge certainly can be a mystical place. Most people take around 45 minutes to visit the monument, an audio guide is included in admission. Our driver/guide though will help you get the most of your visit with further insights and guiding, maximising the Stonehenge experience.
How Many People Can Travel On The Tours?
We have two sizes of car that can accommodate up to 3 passengers and up to 6 passengers in comfort. If you have more than six people then we can provide the same tours in luxury touring buses of all sizes depending on your group size.
Tours on the buses are not performed by Harry Norman but a leading London specialist operator for groups large and small.
How Much Do Tours Cost?
Tours are priced on a total cost for the vehicle, not per person.
The exact cost depends on the size of vehicle and the duration of the tour. The cost of the tour is not inclusive of any admissions to attractions that you want to visit.
You can get a feel for the cost with current prices for our example tours
Guided Tours can depart from London, Bath, Oxford, Southampton or Salisbury
Travel Editor – Best Value Tours UK
900,000 spectators came to UK for big matches last year, with one in five going to Manchester United
Nearly a million overseas visitors travelled to Britain last year to watch football matches, according to research confirming the popularity of the UK as a leading sports tourism destination. Despite the high price of tickets and the problems of violence and racism in the game, new figures from the national tourism agency reaffirm the global allure of British football, particularly the Premier League.
Figures compiled by VisitBritain show that 900,000 football supporters visited Britain last year, a figure tourism bosses hope will be further supplemented by the sporting success of the Olympics.
Hugh Robertson, the minister for sport and tourism, described the Premier League as “one of this country’s most successful exports”. He said: “It is no surprise that it has become a big draw for tourists who want to experience the most exciting league in the world.”
Football tourists collectively spent £706m, or £785 per fan – £200 more than the average visitor to Britain – with many arriving during the traditionally quieter period for tourism between January and March.
The allure of British football is most keenly pronounced in Norway, with one in 13 visitors from the country – 80,000 – watching a match. Other countries generating high numbers of football spectator visits include Ireland (174,000), the US (61,000), Spain (54,000) and Germany (48,000).
Four in ten of those who attended a match said watching sport was their principal reason for visiting the UK. Football was also found to encourage visitors to explore beyond London, with the stadiums attracting the largest number of overseas fans in the north-west.
Almost one in five watched a game at Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground, followed closely by Anfield, home of Liverpool.
In terms of armchair support, the Premier League is already established as the biggest continuous annual global sporting event on television in the world, with matches viewed in 212 countries and coverage available in some 720m households.
Richard Scudamore, chief executive of the Premier League, said: “It is now the most watched and supported football league in the world and there’s a huge amount of effort being made to connect with our 900 million international fans. Our clubs have worked very hard to make Premier League grounds more welcoming and are striving to deliver a first-rate experience for all fans.
“Little, though, beats the thrill of a Premier League match day and it’s very encouraging to hear that football can play an important role in increasing the numbers of international visitors to this country.”
The research also found that around 1.3 million tourists travelled to Britain for a live sporting event last year, four per cent of all visits, with the estimated total spend calculated as £1.1bn.
The greatest number of spectators for golf came from the US, rugby was popular with the Irish and French, while cricket attracted the most visitors from Australia.
Mark Townsend – The Observer, Sunday 21 October 2012
Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/oct/21/football-tourism-premier-league
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Find out about spectator sports in London. See football matches, rugby games and cricket matches at world-famous venues, from Wembley Stadium to Wimbledon. Whatever your sporting passion, we have tickets to some of the hottest sport events across the UK and worldwide. Whether you’re into football, tennis or golf, wrestling or racing we have a spectacular array of sport tickets to create that once in a lifetime break to remember. Our sport tickets provide an ideal gift for a friend or family member or just an exciting treat for yourself!
Recently our selection of great sport events tickets has included Ladies Day at Royal Ascot, the British Grand Prix, Wimbledon and Top Gear Live. Plus for sport tickets in London we offer some outstanding performances at The O2 throughout the year, with past events including WWE Raw and the ATP Tennis World Tour Finals. For fantastic value, book one of our sport tickets today, and get amongst the live atmosphere and experience the excitement and adrenaline first hand. Take a look at our selection of Premier League, Chelsea FC tickets
The very best 2012 Premiership tickets to the best Premiership football matches around. We sell Premiership football tickets for home and away matches. You can either buy your Premiership tickets online by clicking on the links below. We also offer discount tckets all the best UK and wordwide sporting events. Click here for live availability
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