Day Six: Historic and Prehistoric Wiltshire
Today, travel through Wiltshire, where your first stop is Salisbury; this city boasts the “Cathedral with the Soaring Spire”. Take time to visit the impressive interior of this fine example of Early English Gothic architecture; also see the best-preserved copy of the original 13th-century document Magna Carta. You may even climb 332 steps up the tower to see the inside of the medieval spire.
Head up to Salisbury Plain, and stop one of the most iconic sites in the world. Stonehenge is the most celebrated of all European prehistoric monuments is a must on any English itinerary; hear about the timeline of construction of the circles, and marvel and how our ancestors in ancient times managed to erect these enormous stones. There are many theories concerning for what the site was used; see which you think is most likely!
Your hotel for the final night is a grand stately home is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside surrounded by 376 acres of magnificent National Trust managed Grade I listed formal gardens and parkland. Each room is named after a prominent guest or figure from the property’s past, and furnished accordingly. From Churchill to Chaplin, Astor to Orkney and Sutherland to the Prince of Wales, each room provides a truly unique experience. The cuisine, the service and the ambience all amaze in equal measure. There are two very different restaurants from which to choose according to your mood and taste. Situated inside the Walled Garden, made famous by its association with the Profumo affair in the 1960s, The Pavilion Spa provides an oasis of calm.
This evening take to
the water in one of the vintage launches that frequent the river here. Take a
Champagne cruise along this tranquil section to the celebrated village of
Bray-on-Thames. Dine at either of the three-Michelin star restaurants located
here: the Waterside Inn where classic French cuisine of the Roux Brothers is
served; and the Fat Duck or the Hind’s Head that are home to the experimental
cooking style of Heston Blumenthal. A perfect end to a quintessentially English