Merlin’s Britain


A spiritual travel adventure from Stonehenge to Cornwall

1 – 10 July 2020

Our tour of sacred sites in England is a journey of self-discovery that opens you to an awareness of life’s possibilities.

Stonehenge and Avebury are highlights of our tour of sacred sites in England. Avebury is first and a Stonehenge tour is last. On that day, we rise before dawn for our pilgrimage to this great megalithic temple.

A Stonehenge tour is part of your spiritual travel adventure

Inside the circle, we hold a Druid ceremony to honour the land and the ancestors, and to celebrate the soul journey we have shared together.

Here’s how one of our spiritual pilgrims described the experience.

To be inside the circle at Stonehenge and experience the energy of that place was wonderful. Each one of us brought our own spiritual energy into the circle and left, inspired and grateful to have been together in that sacred space.

 

Places you visit on our tour of sacred sites in England

You visit St Nectan's Glen on our tour of sacred sites in England

Orbs sometimes appear in photos at St Nectan’s Glen

Highlights of your spiritual travel adventure include:

  • Avebury and West Kennet long barrow
  • Glastonbury – Chalice Well, the Tor, Glastonbury Abbey
  • The giant hill fort of Cadbury/Camelot, believed to be the location of King Arthur’s Camelot Castle
  • Tintagel and surrounding area – Tintagel Castle, Merlin’s Cave, St Nectan’s Glen
  • Boscastle – Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
  • South Cornwall – Boscowen-un stone circle, Merry Maidens stone circle, holy wells of Madron and Sancreed
  • Stonehenge tour
  • Tarot readings in sacred sites, which reveal insights into your own spiritual journey.

Detailed itinerary, cost and registration coming soon!

Your tour hosts

Tour host on tour of sacred sites in England

Jamie George, Director of Gothic Image Tours, has been taking spiritual pilgrims on tours for over 30 years. “It’s been an honour to journey with so many interesting and inspiring people, helping them tune in to the history, mystery and magic of ancient sacred places, where every site has a story to tell. So I imagine myself coming there for the first time, and as soon as you put yourself in that position, all kinds of things can open up. For me, it’s a dance between memory and revelation. Some of the most memorable times are those when we’re just having fun. You find yourself laughing because you’re opening up, you’re becoming much more at one with yourself and the land. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of organising this spiritual travel adventure many times and look forward to warmly welcoming you to this magical land.”

 

Tour host on tour of sacred sites in EnglandLinda Marson, professional Tarot reader, teacher, video producer and founder of Global Spiritual Studies, has been in a working partnership with Gothic Image Tours since 2013. “The Tarot cards tell a story about the universal human journey…from the big challenges in life to the mundane,” she says. “Travel is a way of life for me and those 78 cards are my favourite travel companions. Consulting the Tarot as you travel can yield amazing insights into stuff that’s going on in your life. Think of those cards as a GPS, one that puts you in the driver’s seat. So they alert you to road blocks and shortcuts to where you want to be in your life.” During tours, Linda facilitates a process for using Tarot to explore the messages sacred sites and landscapes have for each person.

Your tour guests

Tour guests on tour of sacred sites in EnglandPenny Billington is the editor of the magazine for the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD).  She is an author who regularly speaks on all aspects of Druidry, and leads ceremonies and workshops in England and Europe. Her books include The Path of Druidry; walking The Ancient Green Way, a best-selling practical Druid study course and guide. She also wrote a series of Druid detective novels and contributes to books on Druidry, ancestral connections and meditative practice. For more information visit Penny’s website.

Arthur Billington is an honorary Chief Bard of OBOD, leading music workshops and playing at major events. As bluesman, ZZBIRMINGHAM, he plays clubs and festivals nationwide and presents the weekly Blues Cruise for Glastonbury FM radio. His latest CD, Kozmick, is a magical blues/Druid fusion.

Tour guest on tour of sacred sites in EnglandPaul Broadhust is one of Britain’s most original authors about the mysteries of ancient landscapes. He has written seven books, including The Sun and the Serpent. a classic work for anyone interested in Earth Mysteries. The dramatic coastline and legendary Cornish landscape where he lives with his partner Gabriele have inspired a number of books. These include The Secret Land which presents new discoveries about how the origins of the Arthurian myth can be traced back to ancient cosmology. Axis of Heaven: The Greenwich Meridian – Britain’s Secret Axis of Power reveals a new and previously unknown side to Britain’s history. He uncovers a secret concealed in the landscape, which influenced successive kings and queens throughout the ages. Click here to visit Paul’s website.

 

Tour guest on tour of sacred sites in EnglandSteve Marshall was a professional musician and sound engineer for 30 years. But now, he is an independent researcher in the field of archaeology. Ten years of researching and photographing the Avebury landscape and monuments led to the publication in 2016 of his ground-breaking book, Exploring Avebury, the Essential Guide. New areas that Steve explored in depth, are sound and acoustics and the connection between the siting of prehistoric monuments and moving water. “I visited and recorded over fifty springs within a five mile radius of the Avebury Henge,” he says. “During the winter of 2012-13 when water levels were unusually high, I made significant discoveries around Avebury – notably that the great ditch surrounding Silbury Hill is lined with springs that supply most of its water. The springs had never been seen before.”

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Highlights of places we visit on our tour of sacred sites in England, with commentary by people who made this journey in 2017. May their reflections inspire you to join us!

Before the tour, each person did a Tarot reading to explore the link between their inner journey and the outer journey they were about to make. Here, Linda Marson demonstrates the layout.

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Cost

£2,450 per person, twin share
Single supplement: £350 per person. Single rooms are few and on a first come first served basis.
Deposit: £500, payable upon booking

Special offer: £2,350 per person if two or more people book at the same time.
Single supplement: £350 per person.

Deposit: £500, payable upon booking

Payment options: Payment is in UK pounds sterling only. This can be done online through PayPal using a debit or credit card (with OR without a PayPal account). A direct link to PayPal is provided at the bottom of the registration page.

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Price includes:

  • quality, comfortable accommodation.
  • coach travel
  • full English breakfasts and three course dinners each day
  • entrance fees
  • Tarot workshops
  • guide fees, taxes and gratuities (excl. driver) .

Not included:

  • international airfares and travel insurance
  • gratuities for the coach driver
  • lunch
  • services not specified.