History Tour: Stonehenge & Bath
- January 13, 2017
One of the brilliant services that we can provide at Carrus Group is sightseeing. This service gives you the opportunity to explore an area of the UK that you have never seen before, or you’ve never had the time to visit yourself. Or maybe you just love sightseeing tours!
Some of the places that you can visit with our sightseeing tours include a full day trip in London, an excursion to Brighton Beach, and even an exciting look around the city of Cambridge.
However, there are two places – in one package – that we can take you to that is full of culture and history; Stonehenge and Bath. So, if you are planning on visiting these places soon, it’s best to know the history behind them so you can be clued up with history know-how.
The History of Stonehenge
Stonehenge is renowned all over the world; it has been a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1986 and it is also a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1882. It is located in the English county of Wiltshire and around 8 miles north of Salisbury. The reason it is so famous is because of how old the stones are; archaeologists are said to believe that Stonehenge was constructed between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago!
Experts in the field also say that Stonehenge could have been used as a burial ground when it was first erected, but also has a lot of culture being attributed to it, such as various stories within local and national folklore, myths, and legends that have been a part of the UK for centuries.
Its structure has also been a topic of conversation for centuries, since there are large stones that weigh several tonnes laying on top of the vertically-standing stones, and no-one truly knows how they were placed there. Stonehenge has been shrouded in mystery for so long, which is why it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the UK.
The History of Bath
Bath is a city located in the county of Somerset, and it is known particularly for its incredibly well preserved Roman-built baths. The city has a lot of Roman history associated with it, especially with links to the River Avon and the bath houses that they built for the residents.
Bath eventually became a spa town during the Gregorian era, which also complimented the architecture that was being developed at the same time, which included the Royal Crescent, a row of terraced houses that is shaped into a crescent.
Bath is also home to a variety of theatres, museums, and art galleries, which portray how Bath has developed and changed both culturally and physically.
Now that you know the basic history of Stonehenge and Bath, you are prepared for a world of adventure and knowledge when you visit these places, courtesy of Carrus Group. If you take the Stonehenge and Bath tour, you will travel in luxury and style, as well as be able to visit the sacred prehistoric site, as well as visit Bath to take a look at its stunning architecture and its Roman spa remains.
If you are interested and you want to travel to these gorgeous destinations in style and comfort, then please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 0203 188 1079 and one of our members of staff will be more than happy to help.