If Stones Could Speak: Windsor and Stonehenge
Was it a ritual site? Was it lived in? Visit the amazing stone circle at Stonehenge in the West Country, now with a superb new exhibition. Windsor Castle, younger but no less full of history, has housed English kings for centuries and is still a much-loved home to the Queen.
Windsor Castle: Changing of the Guard (mornings) – St George’s Chapel – Royal tombs, including that of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour – State Apartments – Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.
Stonehenge: Prehistoric landscape – Walk/land train to stones – New visitor centre and exhibition.
Behind the forbidding stone ramparts of Windsor Castle, high above the Thames, is an enclosed world known to generations of monarchs. Your private tours of Windsor and Stonehenge Driver-Guide will reveal the secrets of St George’s Chapel – home to the Knights of the Garter and burial place of kings – and the sumptuous State Apartments still used for formal occasions.
Enjoy the Changing of the Guard and the miniature perfection of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House before a tour of the town, the Great Park with its deer and Long Walk, and Runnymede, just along the river, soon to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta.
Our customisable private tours of Windsor and Stonehenge include a good lunch spot before the drive west to Stonehenge, and touring by car means you can explore on the way. You may see royal burial mounds or timber circle remains at Woodhenge, the Avon Valley or museums in Devizes or Salisbury.
Visit the great stones themselves, marvel at their size and the labour and ingenuity it took to raise them, before walking to the new visitor centre and exhibition, complete with digital imagery, artefacts found on the site and facial recreations of prehistoric man.