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"Bath
"Bath Stonehenge and The English Countryside Day Tour from London ""Leave London in the morning and beat the crowds to Stonehenge. Enjoy informative commentary along the way with the assistance of your knowledgeable guide. Arrive at Stonehenge and enjoy a walk around the ancient monoliths before it gets too busy. Take a admire the architecture and see the famous Pultney Bridge. Visit the Royal Crescent the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey (own expense). Try one of the many restaurants available for lunch. Ask your guide for a recommendation. Leave Bath to return to London arriving at approximately 6:30pm."""
From GBP64.00
 
"London Super Saver: Exclusive Small-Group London Sightseeing Tour and a Stonehenge
"London Super Saver: Exclusive Small-Group London Sightseeing Tour and a Stonehenge Windsor and Bath Day Tour ""Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Stonehenge with a Specialist Guide and Bath and Windsor Visit (11 Hours)Your exclusive tour to Stonehenge led by a specialist guide starts with early-morning departure from London so you can beat the crowds at the UNESCO World Heritage site. Following the 2.5-hour drive to the Salisbury Plain an open plateau in southern England where the protected monoliths are situated you’ll follow your guide along a perimeter path around the ancient stone circle.Hear about the speculation of Stonehenge's astronomical significance as you contemplate the transport of the 40-ton bluestone rocks
From GBP99.00
 
City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"With great views from the top of the bus strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary this truly is the best way to see the sights of Bath.On this City Sightseeing tour you can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard the open-top double-decker bus. There are 15 stops and the entire route takes approximately 45 minutes. The bus departs every 10 - 30 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from firs The Royal Crescent The Circus Great Pulteney Street and Pulteney Bridge
From GBP15.00

More Things to Do in Stourton

Pope's Cabinet

In the main house, of particular not is the Pope's Cabinet. The 4 m high Cabinet is worth between £8m and £12m.t is thought the piece dates from the late 16th century and was created for the family of...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006

Alfred's Tower

Alfred's Tower is one of the finest triangular folly towers in the country. Alfred's Tower stands 50 m high, in sheer windowless brick, unashamedly built for the view from the top - the ten tiny...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006

Cottage Folly

On the shores of the lake, is a fine old stone cottage, which good views over the water, I don't think it was ever lived in, but used more as a summerhouse in the daytime. It is only visible from...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006

The Temple of Flora

The Temple of Flora stands above a natural spring known as Paradise Well. It is dedicated to the Roman goddess of flowers and spring.Henry Hoare II 'the Magnificent' erected this, his first garden...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006

Palladian Bridge

The Palladian Bridge, built in 1762, was based on a bridge in Vicenza designed by Palladio and forms the centre point of many of the garden’s classic views. Although purely ornamental, the bridge also...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006

The Grotto

On the walk around the lake, a short detour takes you to the magical grotto. There are classical figures inside, including a stern looking Neptune. it is rathe spooky and dark when on your own,...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006
 
 
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The Pantheon

The Pantheon, a gorgeous neo-Classical structure designed by Henry Flitcroft, who advised Hoare on most of the garden's architectural features. It has a lovely postion near to the lake shore. Under...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006

Temple of Apollo

Included in the garden at Stourhead, are a number of temples designed to show off the Hoare family's education and wealth. The panoramic vista of the garden from the temple is unparalleled, and was...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006

Stourhead Gardens

One of the great things about Storhead are the gardens and grounds. The gardens were designed by Henry Hoare II and laid out between 1741 and 1780 in a classical 18th-century design set around a large...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006

The House

The Stourton family had lived in the Stourhead estate for 700 hundred years when they sold it to Henry Hoare I, son of wealthy banker Sir Richard Hoare in 1717. The original manor house was torn down...
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stevezero
Jul 08, 2006

'T would be a folly to think otherwise

The architect Henry Flitcroft, who designed the classical eyecatchers, was the only professional employed in the creation of the garden. His circular Temple of Apollo sits high up on a knoll...
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iandsmith
Dec 15, 2005

The trees

Some of the mature trees that grace the 1.072 hectares (2,650 acres) in the vast garden. The furthest point of note is King Alfred's Tower which is nearly a 4km hike from the house. Time not...
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iandsmith
Dec 15, 2005

Bridge over not-so-troubled waters

Stourhead is pre-eminent among English landscape gardens. Horace Walpole described it in 1762 as, 'one of the most picturesque scenes in the world'. The footbridge shown here, along with the Pantheon,...
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iandsmith
Dec 14, 2005

It's mainly about the garden

Doesn't matter which critic of gardens you discourse with, this is in the top five in England, many rate it number one.The sight (of a photo) of that Palladian architecture reflected in the waters of...
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iandsmith
Dec 14, 2005

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"Stourhead - one of the great gardens of England"
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"Gardens To Die For"
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