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How to travel to Avebury & Stonehenge without a car

Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:01 on Monday 15 June 2015

We have produced a series of videos about how to travel to Avebury and Stonehenge without a car. The videos show how you can make the most of the local public transport services to visit these magical places. Also included is information about how to travel by bike to both sites.

The videos were commissioned by Wiltshire Council and filmed with the help of English Heritage and the National Trust, as well as the Avebury and Stonehenge World Heritage Site coordinators - if you didn't already know, the two sites have now come together as the 'Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site' whose management plan (which includes 'public transport provision and sustainable travel' on p174) was unveiled in May 2015. 

Horace Prickett Wiltshire Council Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: “Exploring Wiltshire by bike and train is a fantastic way to enjoy our beautiful county. There’s so much to see and do around the Avebury and Stonehenge Word Heritage sites and the city of Salisbury, you need to stay for a few days or a week to make the most of your visit.

“The Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site Management Plan 2015 includes a strategy to develop and promote sustainable transport access to the World Heritage sites. To service Stonehenge, consideration will be given to the provision of a rail station at Wilton.”

It's just 20 minutes from Salisbury to Stonehenge on the Stonehenge Tour bus. Photo: GreentravellerIt's just 20 minutes from Salisbury to Stonehenge on the Stonehenge Tour bus. Photo: GreentravellerRichard Hammond, Chief Executive of Greentraveller Media Group, says: “Video is an excellent medium to promote sustainable transport to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site as it can visually convey not only the appeal of the journey but also the connection between that low carbon journey and the world class visitor experience at the end of it.

“The recent technological innovations in video production mean it is much easier to produce and promote high quality video footage to a huge online audience, so we hope that these videos will encourage many visitors to travel more sustainably to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site and help keep it such a special, magical experience.”

For more information about anything to do with travelling without a car in Wiltshire, see the really useful Connecting Wiltshire website. The two videos can be also be viewed online at the following URLs:
connectingwiltshire.co.uk/stonehenge 
connectingwiltshire.co.uk/avebury

Where to stay nearby Avebury and Stonehenge:

Fancy camping at Gambledown, a 270-acre farm 13 miles from Salisbury. Photo: Gambledown, Featherdown FarmsFancy camping at Gambledown, a 270-acre farm 13 miles from Salisbury. Photo: Gambledown, Featherdown Farms

Church Farm Country Cottages, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. Photo: Church Farm Country CottagesChurch Farm Country Cottages, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. Photo: Church Farm Country CottagesFor more information about where to stay locally, as well as lots of great places to find local food and drink during your visit to Avebury or Stonehenge, see the website of Visit Wiltshire.

See also:
Greentraveller's Guide to the Cotswolds AONB
Greentraveller's Guide to the Mendip Hills AONB
Greentraveller's Guide to Dorset AONB
Greentraveller's Guide to the New Forest National Park

Posted by Richard Hammond

 

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