Stonehenge & Salisbury

Saturday 01 October 2022, 9am - 5pm

Meeting Point: Student's Union - Senghennydd Road

Tickets

£30.00 (E-ticket)

Event Information

This trip is now sold out, but we are running the same trip in November. You can find details and book tickets here https://www.cardiffstudents.com/ents/event/26077/

Shrouded in mystery, Stonehenge is one of the UK’s most recognisable and fascinating icons. We’ll never know for certain why – or how - our ancestors brought these Welsh Stones to the beautiful rolling countryside in rural Wiltshire. You’ll also get to visit the idyllic cathedral city of Salisbury, home to the tallest spire in the UK.  

It is believed that Stonehenge is 5,000 years old – erected over 2000 years before Christ. Some historians have suggested that it served as an ancient calendar; the sun rises over the centre of the circle at summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Others have suggested that it was an ancient heeling site or a temple and place of worship. Come and make your mind up for yourself!

The remainder of the day is spent exploring the lovely city of Salisbury. The Cathedral is a landmark on the horizon from the surrounding countryside and it is every bit spectacular inside as you’d expect. Additionally, it is home to the Magna Carta, an 803-year-old symbol of justice, which still impacts our lives today. Outside of the cathedral, you can take a stroll through the city gate and perhaps treat yourselves in one of the independent tea shops.