Stonehenge: Latest News

Pre-historic shafts, said to have been dug thousands of years ago, have been found by archaeologists near Stonehenge (just 2miles/ 3km from the landmark).

The shafts may have served as a border to a sacred region connected to stonehenge. The shaft (yellow dots) can been seen in the figure below:

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Yellow dots mark the area of the pre-historic shaft which surrounds Stonehenge

National Trust archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall hailed the news of the finding as an “astonishing discovery”. She said :”

As the place where the builders of Stonehenge lived and feasted Durrington Walls is key to unlocking the story of the wider Stonehenge landscape, and this astonishing discovery offers us new insights into the lives and beliefs of our Neolithic ancestors.

“The Hidden Landscapes team have combined cutting-edge, archaeological fieldwork with good old-fashioned detective work to reveal this extraordinary discovery and write a whole new chapter in the story of the Stonehenge landscape.”

The latest news from Stonehenge comes after celebrating the Summer Solstice, which this year took place online as the annual event at Stonehenge was put on hold to next year due to the coronavirus. Footage of this years summer solstice at Stonehenge can be seen in the video below:

Why not discover and learn the fascinating history behind Stonehenge? London Magical Tours provides Private Stonehenge Tours where you are accompanied by your very own team of professional tour guide and chauffeur to make sure you have a magical trip to remember!

 


Queen Elizabeth enjoying the Spring Sunshine with her horses

We wanted to share this lovely photo of Queen Elizabeth, age 94, horse-riding on the grounds of Windsor.

The Queen stunned royal fans yesterday evening by sharing this photo of her horse-riding.

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The Queen is pictured riding Fern – a 14 year-old Fell Pony – in Windsor Home Park.  The monarch wore a tweed jacket, gloves and a colourful headscarf and looked in great spirits!

Her Majesty has enjoyed riding since childhood and is closely involved with the welfare of the horses she owns for breeding, riding and racing.  The Queen loves her horses so much that it is often heard that she gives them a longer holiday each year than she does to her foot guards.

We would like to share a few of our favourite photos of Her Majesty with her horses through the years:

 

(Original Caption) Princess Elizabeth of England represents the King at colorful trooping ceremony. Princess Elizabeth photographed on her arrival back at the Palace ceremonies.

 

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Did you know you can also visit some of the Queen’s personal favourite horses at the Queen’s Royal Stables, the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace?

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St. Pauls Cathedral – A Remembrance Book

 

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An online book has been created by St. Paul’s Cathedral to commemorate those who have passed away in the United Kingdom due to the coronavirus.

The project entitled “Remember Me” has been established so that member of the UK public can send in the names of their friends or families so that they can be added to the book. As of today, entries can be made online however there is news that a physical copy could also be made to be stored and displayed at St. Paul’s. The Remember Me site can be found by visiting : https://www.rememberme2020.uk

 

The Prince of Wales, who has recovered from covid-19, has recorded the following message to launch the memorial campaign:


A Lovely London Magical Tours Review from our friends from New York

We hope everyone is doing well during the current climate.

Every year we receive thousands of comments from happy visitors from across the globe that visit the UK on our group and private London tours.  Many are featured in the customer comments section of the main London Magical Tours website. Every now and then we do however receive wonderful trip reports with stories and photos to match. We wanted to share one such example in this week’s blog, courtesy of the Terezakis family from New York.

Thank you for having the time to share your thoughts and comments on your London Magical Tour. We are thrilled to hear you had a truly magical time with us exploring London!

 

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We only had 2 full days in London and didn’t want to waste them trying to see all the sights by ourselves so we booked a private tour with London Magical Tours. What a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! Our tour guide made it so much fun for all of us especially our 2 teenagers. His knowledge of the history of all the places we visited truly made the experience unforgettable. From St. James Palace to the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, fish and chips in Kensington, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and ending with high tea, we covered so much in one day. Our driver was amazing as well!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. We had a memorable experience thanks to London Magical Tours!


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Thank you again for taking the time to send this wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again to London and the surrounding cities!

 

The London Magical Tours Blog Team


Paris Magical Tours – Latest Travel Update

We are excited to confirm that France is open once again and measures are now being lifted.

Following 2 months of lockdown, businesses, shops and schools are re-opening in France after a drop in the daily Covid-19 death toll to below 100.

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As a big city, transportation in Paris has always been tricky with large crowds in the subway/metro and day to day traffic.

If you would like to start going sightseeing who not opt for private Paris tours ? Benefit from your own private vehicle and avoid the crowds t to explore the best of Paris with Paris Magical Tours.