Come along on Saturday 21st August for a coach trip to the ancient sites of Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill and Uffington White Horse!
About the day
We are hiring an executive coach for a day trip to visit some of England's oldest & mystical sites!
11:30am - Arrive at Stonehenge
Stonehenge started to be built in 3100BC and is one of the most famous sites in the world. It's up to you whether you want to pay to take the mini-bus down the road to view it close up (it costs £13.90 to do this). If you are an English Heritage or National Trust member its free to get the mini-bus. The rest of us will walk the 1 mile down the road and view it from the fence (about 5 or 6 metres away). Leave at 1:00pm.
1:30pm - Arrive at Avebury
Avebury is about 20 miles north of Stonehenge, it dates to about 2800BC and is the largest stone circle in Europe. Its free to walk on the site, which covers over 281 acres and you can even touch the stones! I will guide you round the site telling your about the stones.
Leave at 3:00pm.
3:15pm - Arrive at Silbury Hill
Silbury Hill, completed in around 2400BC and is the largest man-made mound in Europe. We can't get onto the mound and can only view it from across the road.
Leave at 3:45pm.
4:30pm - Arrive at Uffington White Horse
Uffington White Horse is a huge chalk drawing on the top of a hill which dates back to 900BC. It was probably a tribal symbol, as the remains of Uffington Fort lies behind it. The site is the highest point in Oxfordshire and gives stunning views across the countryside.
Leave at 5:30pm.
At 5:30pm, we will head back to London, dropping off back near St James' Park Tube Station by about 7:30pm (depending on traffic).
I will guide you around the sites and tell you more about them and why they are there.
All the sites are free to visit (unless you want to get close to Stonehenge where there is a charge - see above).
We are going by executive coach (we have changed coach companies from last year) and all coaches now have a toilet on board.
- If you wish to reserve a seat on the coach in advance, after you pay please look at the seating plan in the photos and then email me ([masked]) with the seat number/s you wish to reserve. Its first come first served.
- The seat you sit on when you board the coach is yours for the day. If you wish to change seats on the coach during the day, you will need to get permission from the individual who is seated there.
Cost is £26 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP).
Please note: you won't be able to pay via the app, only the full site. You also don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card.
Please also bring food & drink for the day, as it's very limited on buying anything at the sites we are visiting. Also, throughout the day, we will be walking about 3 miles in total around the sites, so please wear sensible shoes.
THIS TRIP IS BEING ADVERTISED ON OTHER MEETUP GROUPS.
If you can't see us at the station, please text.
Please note, we only wait for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time. The coach has to leave at a specific time.
Look out for the 'Coach Day Trips' group sign.
Hope to see you there!
Robert[masked] (prefer text)