It was during this period from approximately 6,000 years ago that increasingly sophisticated monuments appeared in the landscape. Causewayed enclosures, long barrows, henges and, eventually Stonehenge and Avebury were created.
Wessex became the cradle of our civilisation and home of the legendary King Arthur and the Round Table, Alfred the Great and his grandson Athelston, both of whom have been referred to as the King of All England, a title later attributed to Alfred’s great-grandson Edgar who was crowned as such in Bath Abbey on 11 May AD 973.
It is the land of myth and legend and of the great novelists Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen whose works are regularly adapted in films and on television.
A land of chalk hills, upland valleys, brilliant countryside and coastline, historic market towns and ancient villages, romantic gardens and beautiful country houses only a short distance from London. Our private tours can depart from Salisbury Bath or London.