A Wessex Walk - The Serpent, the Barber-Surgeon & the Marmalade Millionaire

1 days

From £75

Activity Level:


The great stone circle at Avebury inspired the 18th Century antiquarian William Stukeley, to pronounce: ‘It does as much exceed in greatness the so renowned Stonehenge as a Cathedral doeth a parish church’. In terms of size and present day setting we may still agree. This is a chance to walk among the great Neolithic monuments of Wessex - marvelling at the skill, ambition and sheer determination of the people who built them.

The lines of stones at Avebury, the massive long barrows and the imposing rise of Silbury Hill dominate our perceptions of the Neolithic landscapes of Wessex. Mark Corney will introduce the latest excavations and research projects which attempt to uncover more, not only about the monuments themselves but the landscape in which they reside.

Tour highlights:

  • Avebury’s vast Neolithic Stone Circle and Silbury Hill, the largest prehistoric mound in Europe
  • Led by an expert who has spent over 20 years studying and working to protect the unique archaeology of Wessex
  • Home-made packed lunch provided

Book Now

Your Departure date

Today's Price

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Mark Corney

Andante Guide Lecturer

Mark Corney is an Archaeologist, broadcaster and former Senior Landscape Investigator with the Royal Commission for Historic Monuments of England.

View full bio

Tour dates & prices
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Guided by Price Availability
7 May 2022 AXWW220507 7 May 2022 (Saturday) Mark Corney £75
(ex. flights)
Book your trip
1 July 2022 AXWW220701 1 July 2022 (Friday) Mark Corney £75
(ex. flights)
Book your trip
6 August 2022 AXWW220806 6 August 2022 (Saturday) Mark Corney £75
(ex. flights)
Book your trip
Tour Enquiries

I agree to my data being processed in accordance with the Andante Travels Privacy Policy