SACRED ENGLAND: Mysteries of Sacred Sites Tour – July 18-27, 2017
Which of these adventures speaks to you?
- Participating in a sunrise ceremony at Stonehenge…
- Searching for the Holy Grail at Glastonbury…
- Experience Salisbury where history comes to life in living medieval city..
- Connecting with the energetic waters at Wells…
- Exploring the Avebury Landscape Temple…
- Experiencing crop circles and other mysteries…
Well thankfully you don’t have to choose – because on this beautiful journey with your guides Glenn + Cameron Broughton you will visit them all! There will be some amazing authors and presenters such as, Jude Currivan, Ph.D., Gary Biltcliffe & Caroline Hoare, Peter Knight,
Our travels take us through a remarkable span of five thousand years, where we will discover some of the secrets of enigmatic stone circles, the geometry of cathedrals, holy wells’ potent waters, and the powerful earth energy currents that connect them all. Your expert guides will distill the essence of our ancestors’ beliefs, spirituality, myths, legends and history and share some of the wisdom of the ages with you.
Staying at historic hotels in the market town of Devizes, centrally placed for daily visits to the enigmatic sacred sites of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Somerset. Throughout your journey you will feel welcomed and at home in this bustling medieval market town, chock-full with English charisma.
Our hotel overlooks the spacious cathedral green with the magnificent western facade of the medieval cathedral facing us. Next door is the Bishop’s Palace surrounded by castellated walls, a drawbridge and a moat filled from the upwelling springs from which Wells gets its name, our first introduction to the mysteries of water.
We will visit Glastonbury, formerly called the Isle of Avalon, rich in history and legend. The Abbey claims the burial place of King Arthur & Guinevere and Chalice Well – the possible resting place of the Holy Grail.
Overlooking it all, the Tor acts as a beacon to spiritual pilgrims as it has done beyond memory. What significance do these have for us in our lives today?
Old Sarum and Salisbury have a fascinating story to tell, where history comes to life in a living medieval city. Connected by a leyline they share the same energy currents as neighboring Stonehenge. This world-famous stone circle has many secrets to share during our private out-of-hours special access.
Avebury landscape temple including the stone circles, the avenues, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow, A short drive away through idyllic English country villages with picturesque thatched cottages we arrive at the Uffington White Horse, a 3,000 year old image carved in a hillside that may actually be a dragon!
Finally there is an option to visit the modern mystery of crop circles that occur in the countryside around Avebury, the huge geometric patterns that mysteriously form overnight in fields of grain each summer.
If you want more time exploring the crop circle enigma then why not join us for the Crop Circles & Summer Lectures Intensive – we designed it to be the perfect add-on to this tour, starting the day the Mysteries of England tour finishes!
The pace of the tour will allow you time to also wander the lanes and shops of some of England’s most historic towns and cities (it’s only a city if it has a cathedral!) and to enjoy an English cream tea or meal in a traditional pub.
Day 1, Tuesday 18th July
Your tour guides, Glenn & Cameron Broughton will meet the group at Heathrow Airport after your flight. We will travel in private minibuses to our hotel in Wells for four nights. Wells is England’s smallest city and a hidden gem with its medieval buildings including Wells Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace. Water from the towns wells and springs runs in open gullies at the edges of the streets. Our hotel looks across Cathedral Green to the medieval Cathedral. Introductions & welcome drink along with dinner at the hotel!
Day 2, Wednesday 19th July
We start the day with an orientation meeting to set the scene for our adventure together. You will have time to stroll through the market that has taken place outside our hotel for almost nine centuries and get lunch at one of the award-winning Farmers Market stalls or in one of the many cafes lining the medieval market square.
After lunch we’ll gather for a walking tour of this splendid medieval city! In addition to exploring the interior of the city’s magnificent 800-year-old English gothic Wells Cathedral, we will visit the Bishop’s Palace, a 700-year-old occupied palace complete with a moat and a drawbridge, home to families of swans for centuries. It is these energetic waters that attracted the city founders and from which Wells gets its name. Adjacent to the cathedral is the Vicar’s Close, the oldest complete medieval street in all of Europe.
For those who wish to attend, Evensong in the cathedral is an opportunity to appreciate the wonderful acoustics that were designed into the building by the medieval masons. Free-choice dinner not included.
Day 3, Thursday 20th July
Today we will spend this day just five miles down the road in Glastonbury, the legendary Isle of Avalon. We start our visit at the St. Margaret Chapel, commonly known as the Magdalene Chapel. This twelfth century chapel and almshouses are an oasis of peace.
We will visit Abbey, once the largest and most powerful abbey in all of Britain and the reputed resting place of King Arthur and Guinevere. Here we meet the Michael and Mary Earth Energy currents that run along the St Michael leyline.
We have a long lunch break to allow time to explore the myriad of alternative shops such as ‘Man, Myth & Magik’, ‘The Speaking Tree’ or ‘The Goddess & the Green Man’.
Rising dramatically from the flat land of the surrounding Somerset Levels, the Tor has been a beacon of spirituality since pagan times and still acts as a magnet for people of all beliefs. You will hear the stories and the legends as well as experience the powerful energy and atmosphere of this sacred site. The views from the top are spectacular!
At its foot lies Chalice Well, a true healing place in this land, and you are encouraged to drink from the holy well where, a local story tells, the Holy Grail is hidden. Directly across the lane is another spring, the White Spring, with very different energetic properties that we will use in conjunction with the Chalice Well waters for healing.
Dinner at the hotel
Day 4, Friday 21st July
Today we drive through Cheddar Gorge, flanked by the tallest inland cliffs in England on our journey to the city of Bath. Surrounded by seven hills, the hot thermal springs were revered in Pagan times and enclosed by the Romans into their bathhouses and temples. The city of Bath developed over the centuries and today it boasts the finest Georgian architecture in Britain including the world famous Royal Crescent that you can discover on foot or view while learning of the history of this unique city on an open-topped double-decker bus tour.
We start with a group visit to the Roman Baths where the hot thermal waters rise, once an oracular site and temple complex.
You are then free to explore the many diverse options Bath offers. Personally experience the hot mineral baths at Britain’s original and only natural Thermae Bath Spa. You may also wish to visit the sixteenth century Bath Abbey or just around the corner you can shop above the river in the tiny stores on the spectacular Pulteney Bridge modelled on Venice’s Ponte di Rialto. Bath has a fantastic range of shops for those in need of retail therapy or to find the perfect gift. Literature lovers won’t want to miss the Jane Austin museum or if fabric is your thing you will want to visit the Lace museum.
Free-choice dinner not included.
Day 5, Saturday 22nd July
We check out of our hotel and head to Hampshire and our hotel in medieval Salisbury for two nights. On our way we call at Old Sarum, a site with a very long and varied history, to explore the energies, former cathedral and castle ruins. It sits on a leyline linking Stonehenge and Salisbury cathedral– our next port of call. We’ll have lunch in Cathedral’s magnificent medieval cloisters, where you can see the tower that supports the tallest spire in England. Then its time for a tour of the cathedral, when you will learn of its long history from the cathedral guides.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore more of Salisbury at your leisure. The city has world-class shopping and restaurants contained within its ancient street plan. Free-choice dinner not included.
Day 6, Sunday 23rd July
We leave hotel for an early morning visit to Stonehenge before it opens to the general public for the day. We have arranged for our group to have private special access inside the stones of the world’s most famous sacred site. Standing inside the huge megaliths which have stood in magnificent isolation on the windswept Salisbury Plain for thousands of years, you can feel the pulse of powerful earth energy currents coursing beneath your feet, imagine the ceremonies which have been performed by robed priests over aeons of time or just sit in quiet meditation. We will have a group ceremony to connect with the power of Stonehenge before you have free time to experience this World Heritage Site in your own way. This is a rare opportunity to truly experience a site revered by countless generations.
After breakfast back at the hotel we travel to the nearby ancient city of Winchester. This city, dating back to Roman times, was once the capital of England and is built around its 11th century Winchester Cathedral, which will be our first visit of the day. As our group is escorted around the underground crypts we are actually walking in the flow of powerful earth energy currents. From the neighbouring Wolvesey Castle we’ll walk by the side of the river Itchen with its multitude of wild fowl and flanked by beautiful flowering gardens. The ancient streets, with their rich variety of architecture from many periods of history, will lead us to some surprising sacred sites, as we follow the past into the present.
After lunch we see the oldest copy of King Arthur’s Round Table housed in Winchester Castle. On the way we pass the medieval Buttercross, where markets were traditionally held, and the medieval Westgate into the city.
We conclude our day in Winchester with a visit to St Catherine’s Hill. On top of the hill is a grass cut labyrinth and the site of a former chapel in a sacred grove of trees. The Belinus & Elen Earth Energy currents that feed Winchester run through here before heading down to the water meadows below.
Dinner at The Mayfly, a gorgeous riverside pub
Day 7, Monday 24th July
After lunch we visit the Avebury Landscape Temple, the heart centre of megalithic Britain. Knoll Down, a tranquil sacred grove of trees, is the ‘tail’ of the Serpent Temple and was once connected to Avebury by an avenue of stones stretching for a mile and a quarter. A similar avenue led off in another direction culminating at The Sanctuary, the ‘head’ of the Serpent Temple.
We will enter Avebury as did our ancestors down this processional avenue of stones. Here, within the largest stone circle in the world, we find the remains of two smaller stone circles, one solar and one lunar. This place has a remarkable story to tell! We meet up with the energies of the St Michael leyline that we encountered in Glastonbury as they course across England. All the sacred sites in this area centre on Avebury including Stonehenge some twenty miles distant. Close by is the largest manmade mound in Europe, the remarkable five thousand year old Silbury Hill.
Free-choice dinner not included.
Day 8, Tuesday 25th July
Today we will visit Uffington White Horse & Dragon Hill, ancient energetic sacred sites located on the Belinus leyline, with a very interesting story to tell. Close by is Wayland’s Smithy an atmospheric long barrow set within a copse of trees where we can have a picnic lunch if the weather is good or we can take lunch in a nearby village pub.
We will also visit the ‘Cathedral in the Vale’ – St Mary’s church in Uffington village built in 1250AD.
We are joined for the day by dowsing experts Gary Biltcliffe & Caroline Hoare, authors of ‘The Spine of Albion’. They have spent fifteen years tracking and researching the Belinus leyline and its associated energy currents. Close to Uffington is where the St Michael and Belinus leylines cross.
Free-choice dinner not included at an organic pub!
Day 9, Wednesday 26th July
If there is a crop circle in the area that we’re able to visit we’ll go in and experience the energies present. Your tour guides have been into hundreds of crop circles over the last twenty years so you will be in good hands.
Finally we view Silbury Hill and learn of its hidden ‘treasure’ then visit West Kennet Long Barrow a five and a half thousand year old underground chamber that was used both as a tomb and a place of initiation. This is a fitting place to conclude our journey through the mysteries of England.
Farewell dinner at the hotel
Day 10, Thursday 27th July
Drive to Heathrow for return flight home, personal time in London OR stay on for the Crop Circles & Summer Lectures Intensive July 27th-July 31st for the next leg of your journey. Bon voyage!
- Accommodations in quality hotels
- All breakfasts & some evening meals
- All normal admission charges to sacred sites
- Special Access into Stonehenge
- All tour guide fees
- Gratuities & taxes on accommodation & included meals
- Your international round-trip air flight is not-included in the cost of the journey
- Lunches and those evening meals listed as not included
- Beverages except tea, coffee and water with meals
- Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, spa services, laundry, bell-boys, and tips for your room maid (we recommend $1-2 USD per day per person)
- Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance
Your Fabulous Facilitators:
About Cameron Broughton
Cameron Broughton’s life path has taken many directions; adventurer, seeker of spirit, functions and conference organizer, group leader, entrepreneur, massage therapist, healing facilitator and mother. Following her passion brought her to England in 1996 where through a serendipitous unfolding of events she met Glenn (her life partner) on the first tour that he led visiting the Sacred Sites of the Southwest of England. It has been an amazing journey, rich with the beauty of life and all that it encompasses!
Since meeting Glenn she has had the pleasure of living in Britain for several years and now spends half her time there leading pilgrimages exploring Britain’s ancient and modern mysteries. It gives her great pleasure as an American to share her enthusiasm and love for the magic of England, its legends, myths and mysteries. Cameron is deeply aware of the transformations that such journeys can bring about and she looks forward to meeting you and helping to make your journey a truly unforgettable one. While in Vermont, Cameron continues her healing practice of twenty six years as a massage therapist and energy healer.
About Glenn Broughton
Glenn, who is English, has been researching and visiting ancient sacred sites for twenty years and is drawn to explore their energetic properties and how such places of power affect us today. Knowing intuitively that they have something to teach us Glenn has been a tour guide for most of this time leading groups exploring the mystery of sacred sites. Glenn lecturers internationally on sacred sites, earth mysteries and crop circles, and is the co-founder/co-organizer of Earth Spirit Conferences in the USA. He has appeared on television and radio and regularly presents at conferences on both sides of the Atlantic.
Glenn came to sacred sites via a circuitous life path which included school-teaching, founding and running an inner city community arts centre, pioneering wholesale organic produce distribution in the UK, and leading spiritual development and earth mysteries groups and workshops. Running alongside all of these activities was a constant spiritual exploration which opened many doors and led to many questions. Practising Vipassana meditation, traveling, and training with the National Federation of Spiritual Healers and the International College of Crystal Healing, were all experiences which have informed his current perspective.
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