Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hop on — hop off bus service for Wiltshire's ancient monuments

A new hop on — hop off bus bus service will link Stonehenge, Avebury the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes, the Kennet & Avon Canal at Honeystreet and the canal museum on Devizes Wharf  — as well as other important historical sites in the area. 

The pilot service starts this weekend (Saturday 14th May) and it will run on weekends and Bank Holidays until summer 2011 when the aim will be to expand the service to more days each week.

The service will use minibuses owned by local community groups, and is run by the Wiltshire Heritage Museum which is a registered charity.

Your ticket will allow you to complete the journey over two days so you can explore the Wiltshire landscape at your own pace. You can walk in the rolling downland landscape, find a great place to have lunch, or stay in a country pub or farmhouse B&B.

The service links with buses, coaches and trains, so visitors can use the bus to explore the Wiltshire countryside and leave the car behind — and they will drop you off or pick you up from hotels or B&Bs near the route. Users of the service will get discounts at Stonehenge and Avebury and free entry to Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

For timetable information and fares visit their website at: henge hopper bus information

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