Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Stonehenge Avebury Bus - linking the World Heritage Site

The Wiltshire Heritage Museum is considering launching a bus service to link Stonehenge and Avebury. At the moment, it is extremely difficult to travel between the two, and the Museum hopes to be able to boost tourism in the Vale of Pewsey and the Avon Valley.

The Community Bus Service would be operated by minibuses, and the route would take in a range of archaeological sites and monuments in the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site, including Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow and Woodhenge.

The 'hop on, hop off' service would include free entry to the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes, encouraging people to discover the collections excavated from the World Heritage Site. The service will also link to Amesbury - enabling visitors to the town to visit Stonehenge.

If the Museum is successful in raising funding, a pilot service would be operated this summer.

We are interested to hear what you think about the idea, and to hear your ideas on a name! The current front-runners are 'Henge Hopper' and Stonehenge Avebury Link. Please help us by completing the suvey form below!

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