Archaeologist Guided Tours, created and run by archaeologists, with the aim of passing on our passion and expertise of the Stonehenge landscape and beyond. We provide tours for small groups and bespoke private day tours from London and Salisbury to Stonehenge with your very own expert prehistorian, where we will also visit the stunning Neolithic stone circles of Avebury, the West Kennet Long Barrow, Durrington Walls, Woodhenge and Silbury Hill. Over 6,000 years of fascinating history.
Dr Edward Shepherd
After growing up on a small sheep farm in North Yorkshire, I read Archaeology at the Universities of York, Buckingham and Birkbeck, with a focus during my Master’s and PhD on the animal remains and architectures from the Early Neolithic in Britain. I have lectured at Birkbeck, University of London, excavated sites within the Stonehenge landscape (alongside others throughout Britain), presented my research at international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.
I have led over 400 small group tours from London since 2011, visiting sites such as Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury, Windsor, Glastonbury, Avebury, Lacock etc. I have over 250 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and was a finalist for the ‘World Guide Awards’ in 2016. I love being able to talk about the things I am passionate about, and feel proud to create an unforgettable experience for those on my tours.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling with my wife and four daughters (Ava, Arden, Olive and Lola) to West Cornwall, where we eat ice cream, visit archaeological sites and walk coastal paths.
I currently work in UK field archaeology with Archaeology South East in Essex (part of University College London) and have twenty-five years’ experience in excavation and study in archaeology, along with two university degrees. Much of this has involved commercial field work in England - which accounts for the majority of archaeological work carried out today. I have been lucky enough to participate in numerous teaching and research projects across the UK and throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
For almost twenty years I have been involved in field work in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site at the site of Blick Mead, just near Amesbury. Elsewhere in Wiltshire, I contributed to recent research excavations at the enormous site of Marden Henge in the Vale of Pewsey, an amazing monument comparable to Avebury in size.
I have been leading day tours with Archaeologist Guided Tours to Wiltshire since 2016 and never tire of visiting these special places with people who are often visiting archaeological sites and exploring the English countryside for the first time.
We created AGT with the aim of passing on our expertise and knowledge as qualified archaeologists. We are the only company to provide expert archaeologist guides on a Stonehenge day tour, and we are proud of it. Not only are we able to pass on our passion and enthusiasm for Stonehenge and the surrounding landscape, we are also able to provide unparalleled knowledge.
If you are booking one of our private tours, we can work alongside you to create the best itinerary possible. Our group tours are small and perfectly formed. When visiting Stonehenge, travel with the experts.
The tour includes a full-day tour from London and Salisbury to Stonehenge stone circle, Woodhenge, Durrington Walls, Salisbury Cathedral, Bath Abbey, Pitt-Rivers Museum in Oxford, Old Sarum Hillfort, the Uffington White Horse, West Kennet long barrow, Silbury Hill and Avebury stone circle: 6000 years of culture - Neolithic, Bronze Age, Medieval, present day.
Archaeologist Guided Tours offer a truly unique experience. We understand that our guests are both interested in the archaeology and heritage of their chosen destinations but also the landscapes, history and culture. If you are looking for the very best Stonehenge guided tour from London, there is no better way than with your own expert archaeologist.
We work very closely with our partners in order to provide our customers with the best in comfort, service standards and warmth of welcome. We have good relationships with hotels, pubs, restaurants and coach hire companies, allowing us to offer the best experience.
Archaeologist Guided Tours offer a truly unique experience. We understand that our guests are both interested in the archaeology and heritage of their chosen destinations but also the landscapes, history and culture. If you are visiting Stonehenge there is no better way than with your own expert archaeologist.
Archaeologist Guided Tours is very proud of its British links, in almost all cases we prioritize the very best local food and drink.
Our British tours should not present problems for anyone who manages everyday walking without difficulty. But please consult us if you have any doubts about your ability to cope as some walking and small hill climbing will be needed, however, we are able to accommodate where possible.
For your protection and to meet our responsibilities under the terms of the Package Travel, Package Holidays, and Package Tours Regulations 1992, all payments made by you will be held separately in our Client Account until the completion of your tour/holiday.