From Weymouth | Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral

From Weymouth | Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral

With a history spanning over 10,000 years, Wiltshire has been a special place for a very long time. History in Wiltshire is not just ancient, come today and you can walk through time. Probably the most iconic of Wiltshire’s sites is of course Stonehenge. To this day there is still a mystery as to the reasons behind the site and how the stones were transported from as far away as Wales. Further north is Avebury, the largest stone circle in the world. Dating from around 4,500 years ago, Avebury together with Stonehenge form part of the World Heritage Site.
* Duration: 6 to 7 hours
* Starts: Dorset, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




With a history spanning over 10,000 years, Wiltshire has been a special place for a very long time. History in Wiltshire is not just ancient, come today and you can walk through time. Probably the most iconic of Wiltshire’s sites is of course Stonehenge. To this day there is still a mystery as to the reasons behind the site and how the stones were transported from as far away as Wales. Further north is Avebury, the largest stone circle in the world. Dating from around 4,500 years ago, Avebury together with Stonehenge form part of the World Heritage Site.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Weymouth, Weymouth, Dorset, England

We pick you up from Weymouth Train Station – Start time 9AM

Heading west to Durlston Park – Our first stop is Durlston Park. Known for its wildlife, again the gateway to the Jurassic Coast.

Corfe Castle / Village of Corfe – Then it’s off to Corfe Castle. The castle was built by William the Conqueror, during the 11th century, for defensive purposes. Corfe became a Royal castle and King John kept his crown jewels there.

Abandoned Tyneham Village *Tyneham Village is still owned by the MOD and has scattered opening times

Lulworth Castle – Lulworth Castle, built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, became a country house at the heart of a large estate.

Durdle Door – Durdle Door is a natural arch cut into the Portland Stone (Limestone) found on the south coast of England in the county of Dorset. The rocks that the arch is made up of is thought to be approximately 140 million years old.

Lulworth Cove – Head down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole.

Weymouth & Portland – On to Weymouth and the ‘isle’ of Portland, located on the World Heritage Coast. This is an explorer’s Island with curiosities of history and folklore just waiting to be discovered.

Abbotsbury – The picturesque village of Abbotsbury steeped in history, yet a village where the present is very much alive and the future perpetually evolving.

St Catherine’s Mount – High on Abbotsbury hilltop sits St Catherine’s Chapel, we take in the fantastic views of the abbey ruins and the 18 mile look back over Chesil Beach and the Fleet. 

Broadchurch & Westbay – Then we visit the famous town where Broadchurch was filmed!

Drop at your preferred location. 
Free on board refreshments are included.
Tickets and entrance fees are not included.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury SP4 7DE England

Visit the magical ancient site of Stonehenge, World Heritage Site. Learn about the millennia of use that created Stonehenge as we see it today. Fortress, calendar, temple or hospital? You decide!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF England

Visit Salisbury, the historic city and market town that grew up around the cathedral. Explore Salisbury Cathedral, built in 1220, the tallest and most beautiful church building in Britain. (Suggested donation £3). Within the Cathedral view the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta, the medieval document written in 1215, that forms the foundation of the rule of law and many countries’ constitutions.

Duration: 2 hours