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On this day in history…

Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London burns down! In 1613 during a performance of “Henry VII”, sparks from a cannon take hold in the thatched building and it is burnt down. This wouldn’t be the last time a theatre associated with Shakespeare burns down: in 1926 the old “Shakespeare Memorial Theatre” in Stratford-upon-Avon was destroyed by […]

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Stonehenge Special Access Tours

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Folklore of plants: cowslips

Sometimes called “St. Peter’s keys” the cowslip produces a heady scent and it was claimed that it calmed nerves and was a cure for insomnia. Wine can be made from the flower which is said to cure insomnia. A belief in rural areas was that burying the cowslip upside-down produced primroses the following  spring. In […]

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Petition to stop the tunnel near Stonehenge

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Man found guilty for trying to steal Magna Carta

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Would be thief of “Magna Carta”.

BBC News – ‘Would-be-thief doubted’ Magna Carta authenticity https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-51264116

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BBC News: Stonehenge 1875 family photo may be earliest at monument

BBC News – Stonehenge 1875 family photo may be earliest at monument https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-50743523

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On the road to Milton Keynes…

Or Stony Stratford to be exact. A couple of weeks ago I was ready to knock off for thr evening. I dropped off at Euston and 6 young guys came up and asked for Milton Keynes. So we haggled a price (paid for up front, natch) and off we went. Milton Keynes is best known […]

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Groundhog day…again

05 February 2018 Spring is not yet showing its hand here in England – temperatures are low but pulses are quickening nonetheless as the eyes (and camera lenses) of the world finalise their plans for the wedding on Saturday 19th May 2018- of the 33-year old Prince Henry Charles Albert David Windsor (that’s Prince Harry […]

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New for 2018

New for 2018 To celebrate 25 years in the tour business we’re proud to announce our scheduled tour of King Arthur’s England – a day trip from London to the heart of the West Country and the realm of King Arthur. Highlights include: Inclusive pick-up wherever you’re staying in London No silly early morning starts […]

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