Wiltshire’s pre-historic sites: Avebury Standing Stones, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, Sanctuary & Ridgeway Tour in a World Without Tourism
STUNNING 4K VIDEO OF 7HR TOUR TO WILTSHIRE’S PRE-HISTORIC SITES WITH COMMENTARY AND AMUSING ANECDOTES!!
THIS VIDEO TAKES 45 MINUTES REDUCED FROM VIDEO TAKEN OVER AN 8 HOUR DAY TOUR.
SOMEONE SAID “OMG 45 MINUTES” – WELL IN ALL HONESTY HOW CAN YOU EXPECT TO DO JUSTICE TO AN 7 HOUR TOUR IN LESS THAN THAT??
FOR THOSE WITH THE VERY SHORTEST OF ATTENTION SPANS OR HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO TIME TO SPARE WHATSOEVER AND, WHAT WE ALL HAVE PLENTY OF AT THE MOMENT, IS TIME!!! HA !! I MAY PUBLISH A SHORTER VIDEO IN DUE COURSE.
I’m Rob Little and I’m a Tour Guide, living and working in The English Cotswolds. This year, 2020 has been exceptional in that my clientele for the entire season has been precisely ZERO !
Primarily entertaining visitors from North America on extended tours across the UK, Ireland and Europe as well as day tours of The Cotswolds, I was inspired to film this video having considered the fact that 2020, at least, is a “World Without Tourism”.
In fairness there have been plenty of Brits about, but our countries, the UK, England, Wales, Scotland and the island of Ireland are devoid of “foreign” tourists who are so important for our economy and the livelihoods of thousands of people over here. We miss you all….North and South Americans, Chinese and Far Eastern, Europeans, Canadians, Antipodeans, Russians, Indians and whoever I have left out. The country feels weird.
So having seen a few similar contributions on YouTube, I thought I’d put up an effort on my own but while I AM a professional Tour Guide, I am NOT a professional with the camera or when it comes to actually editing videos. There are glitches for which I apologise but I have done my best.
In a World Without Tourism, you may like to sit down for 45 minutes with a coffee, cup of tea or some other beverage and see what a tour with me is actually like? The video looks even better on a smart TV!
I have already filmed a day your in The Cotswolds and these historic parts of Wiltshire are about a 40 minute drive from my home – a drive through gorgeous agricultural countryside. A trip to the Avebury area is a natural place for me to demonstrate a day tour but my tours cover the entire UK, Ireland and Western Europe – at times when 14 days isolation is not obligatory!!
I know that keeping people’s attention on YouTube for 45 minutes is a tall order but remember this is edited down from nearly 7 hours and I want people to feel they have been touched by the experience. Turning it into a 10 minute clip does not seem right although I may just try it for those who don’t have time to immerse themselves in a World Without Tourism!!
For Brits on Staycation, if you don’t live anywhere near these Wiltshire landmarks…..or even if you do, I guarantee you will not find the best places to visit. I’ve been researching it for 20 years or more and still manage to delight myself with a new, surprising vista, from time to time…..like the the Honeystreet Mill Cafe for a delicious covid-safe lunch on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal….
So whether you are from overseas in this World Without Tourism, or maybe an anglophile pining to return to the UK, or if you are a bored Brit, brooding for Benidorm and chancing a Staycation in the UK, this beautiful part of England, Historic Wiltshire, is on your doorstep or on your Smart TV.
Sit back and ENJOY…..please do subscribe and comments are welcome !!
Let’s Tour England !
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