A true draw for history buffs, the South West features a vast scope of historic hotspots, including Bath’s Royal Crescent and Wiltshire’s world-famous Stonehenge.
From Anglo-Saxon times to the Second World War
Attracting 420,000 visitors per year, Bath is one of the most visited cities in the South West.
It offers an awe-inspiring insight into ancient architecture, including the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and John Wood the Elder’s UNESCO masterpiece, The Circus.
Since 1987, Bath has been a World Heritage Site, offering visitors a first-hand experience of the Sacred Spring, Roman Temple and the 18th Century Royal Crescent.
The largest city in Somerset also features a vast scope of art galleries, housing famous artworks such as the Turner collection.
Historic Stonehenge: what’s your theory?
As one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world, Stonehenge still baffles historians to this day. Built in stages, dating back to the Neolithic period of 2,500BC, the monument has undergone many changes over time.
Today, it is recognised as a World Heritage Site and attracts more than 800,000 visitors per year. Some say it was a burial site, others a shrine for sun worship or even a device to measure time.
Ask us about a customised tour, taking your groups to nearby Bronze Age marvels as well as attractions like Salisbury Cathedral.
The South West: see it to believe it
It’s hard to imagine how ancient civilisations could create such architectural masterpieces with so few tools. It is even harder to imagine how they have stood the test of time to impress us today. When it comes to the South West, you have to see it to believe it.