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Day Trip to Avebury, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Wells

Hi, we are taking the recommended daytrip out of Bath to Avebury, Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Wells, but I am not sure of the order or how much time I should allow because I need to reserve a time for Stonehenge. Suggestions?

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I can't imagine trying to cover all of that in 3 days, much less 1.

Posted by
1066 posts

I don't think you will be able to do this all in one day. My sister and I are going next Spring, and we are doing this as two separate days. Sunrise Stonehenge tour, Old Sarum, and Avebury. Then Glastonbury and Wells with evensong as a day trip from Bath. We are driving a rental. Not sure what your transportation is.

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We did Stonehenge, Salisbury and Avebury in one day by car from our hotel near Heathrow. Having read about visiting Glastonbury and Wells, we are planning a full day trip from Bath just for those two sites (for our drive tour in 2017). Break it up into two days, no way you can do it in one.

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I agree with the previous posters...one day is just not possible. Two would be very rushed. Three would be OK but still a lot to fit. You could easily spend two full days in Bath, one in Avebury/Stonehenge, one in Glastonbury and another in Wells.

Posted by
7 posts

thanks-we actually have 3 or 4 days in the area-just trying to figure out how much we can fit in. thank you

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110 posts

I hate to be the contrarian - but it's just who I am. It is possible to do it in one day. Lion Tours offers a bus tour that does all those places. It's a whistle stop, but they do it. (Insert gasping and clutching of pearls here) But as you have 3-4 days (and your own car, and normal mobility, I'm assuming) you could likely do it in two.

Stonehenge and Avebury in one day. Go to Stonehenge so you arrive as they're opening to beat the crowds.

Also, throw in a stop to Edington Prior Church. Beautiful 14th Century church, still in regular use (and unlocked during the week) and the White Horse just west of there is pretty impressive.

Glastonbury and Wells on the other. (In that order, and if you are so inclined, catch the evensong at the Wells Cathedral)

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7 posts

The United Kingdom guidebook by Steve has you doing an ambitious loop in a day. Are there opening and closing times at Avebury? I can't find anything to indicate that.

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and I do have a car and will be day tripping from Bath so I think that saves some time.

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30 posts

We were at Avebury lat last month, There are no open, close times. Find a spot to park, walk through the gate and tour. Purchasing a guide book at the gift shop will make it more interesting as many of the stones have interesting stories.

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Hi, thanks for the information. By car, does anyone know how long the drive is (by minutes-looks to be 75 minutes or so) from Avebury to Stonehenge. It will be during the weekend-the 26th to be precise of June.