Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Stonehenge Tour to expand
VISITORS to Stonehenge will now be able to take advantage of an expansion to the always popular Stonehenge Tour.
The new package for 2010/11, beginning on March 16, will feature Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta and enable visitors to explore Stonehenge, the hillfort of Old Sarum, and the cathedral using a single ticket.
The tour allows visitors to step off trains at Salisbury station and straight onto the dedicated bus service.
Stuart Maughan, English Heritage head of visitor operations for Stonehenge and Old Sarum, said “Neatly wrapping up three of the area’s top heritage attractions into one easy package like this will have real appeal for tourists and most especially for overseas visitors.
“I feel sure it will encourage them to visit all three attractions – and inspire them to explore the city of Salisbury and surrounding countryside - so that everyone benefits from this new partnership.”
Customers join The Stonehenge Tour buses at Salisbury rail station, the bus station or any of the stops in Salisbury city centre or at the historic sites themselves.
Buses run every 30 minutes during the summer and once an hour for the remainder of the year. Tickets are bought from the driver. Adult ticket prices range from £11 (tour only) to £22 (including admission to Stonehenge, Old Sarum and a donation to Salisbury Cathedral).