Stonehenge Travel Guide

  • Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
    Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
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Stonehenge Things to Do

  • Stonehenge: The Neolithic Stones

    What else is the Star Attraction along Stonehenge in Amesbury but the Neolithic Stones that were sculpted and quarried more than 100 kilometers away in Wales and transferred into Stonhenge and made into the controversial Monument (is it a place of sacrifice, an ancient astronomic station, a sun dial? the debate continues), made from Bluestone,...

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  • Stonehenge: Artifacts in the Vicinity

    Although the Mound of Stones is the Popular Attraction in Stonehenge, if you look at the maps you got from the visitor's center and at the various concrete markers around, there are several artifacts, stones, heel stones and mounds in the periphery of Stonehenge Mound and beyond which are also attractions of which are visited as weel and these...

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  • Stonehenge: Maps, Place of Interest,...

    On A Visit to the World Famous Stonehenge, remember that the famous Stonehenge Stones is not the only attraction around the area, in and around the Stonehenge Mound are several artifacts, stones, heel stones and other burrows and mounds of particular importance to the site. You can get the free map and brochure of the various points of interest in...

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  • Stonehenge: Visitor's Center

    Like what Ive Said, The Stonhenge Visitor's Center is located west of the actual stones of Stonehenge at about 2.6 kilometers west and where there is a separate parking areas for cars and vans from the big tour buses, the Single Floor Visitor's Center also houses the ticketing office (you cannot buy tickets here, you only collect your tickets which...

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  • Stonehenge: Tickets and Opening

    If you are going to Stonehenge on your own or riding with a friend with a car, you can buy tickets in advance online (they only allow advanced and timed tickets for a particular date and time and walk in guest buying tickets at the site is not allowed) so you have to go to their website to buy tickets and select the time and date before going to...

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  • Complimentary Audio Tour

    As part of the entrance free you will receive the audio set which gives lots of info about the stone setting.It is worthwhile to take your time to listen to this while you are exploring the area.

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  • Walk round the site

    Although some VT members think the site is a rip off, it is one of those places that must be seen.I first saw it as a nine-year old long before the site was fenced in and before there were audioguides.We were able to clamber on the stones; but to really see the majesty of the place , you need to be at a distance which is what you are nowadays. It...

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  • Explore the Stone Circle

    Stonehenge, one of the greatest mysteries left to us by the ancient world, is a Neolithic monument constructed on England's Salisbury Plain during the third millennium B.C. Though much of Stonehenge's purpose during its centuries of activity can only be guessed at, one thing is certain—it was used as a cemetery. Stonehenge was built in three major...

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  • Visit Stonehenge

    Stonehenge "Must see"place is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2.0 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. This is One of the most famous sites in the world. It is composed of a circular setting of large standing stones set within earthworks.Probably you will not be alowed to...

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  • Visit Stonehenge

    In henge terms, this is probably the most famous. For this reason it is a little busy and touristy. This can mar the experience a little, but we chose to shun the audio tour which is included with the £7.50 entrance fee, and walked the opposite way round the stones to the other tourists. The henge itself is a little smaller than I expected close...

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  • Prices and opening times

    PricesAdult £7.50Child (5 - 15) £4.50 Child (Under 5) Free Concession (student, over 60) £6.80 Family Ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children) £19.50English Heritage and National Trust Members:- FreeStonehenge is open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas DaySpring 1 Apr to 31 May 09.30 - 18.00 Summer 1 Jun to 31 Aug 09.00 - 19.00...

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  • Stonehenge

    I was so excited to finally see Stonehendge! It is roped off, but still exciting. I don't blame them for roping it off, people would probably try to carve theirs names in it or something...Gift shop and small snack shop are located at Stonehenge.Discounts for world heritage members.Summer: 0900-1900Winter: 0930-1600

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Stonehenge Restaurants

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    various: Snacks

    by Sjalen Written Apr 15, 2007

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    This is not a recommendation as such, but just to let you know that there IS food to be had here so you need not fear total starvation even if Stonehenge is nowhere near a village. Next to the English Heritage entrance is a snack place which overcharges for what it has but that's hardly surprising. At least they have nice things in the way of crisps, sandwiches, pasties and drinks.

    Favorite Dish: A sort of huge cheese scone with a peppery twang to it :)

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    • Food and Dining
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

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Stonehenge Transportation

  • Stonehenge: Shuttle Bus

    The Stonehenge Visitor's Center where the Stonehenge tours start and end and where the car and bus parks are located, is actually 2.6 kilometers away (1.6 miles) west of the Stonehenge Monument and eventhough there is a concrete road going to the Monument, walkin to the Monument is allowed, however, most people ride the shuttle buses going to and...

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  • Tour Buses

    You can go to Stonehenge on your own (by renting a car) or riding with a friend with a car. But most people and tourists go to Stonehenge via the Tour Buses which the various tour companies in London Offer as a day Trip outside London with just Stonehenge itself of a Stonehenge with Private Viewing of the Stones (where you are allowed to go into...

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  • Coach Trips from Bath and London

    We went by car but if you don't have a car available it is very easy to book a day trip from London or Bath. The London trip usually includes a stop at Windsor and Bath or Stratford- upon - Avon.

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Stonehenge Shopping

  • Stonehenge Visitor Center Souvenir Store

    The Stonhenge Visitor's Center is located west of the actual stones of Stonehenge at about 2.6 kilometers west and where there is a separate parking areas for cars and vans from the big tour buses, Unlike in other touristy areas of Britian, There is only one Souvenir Store in Stonehenge and it is located at the Visitor's Center as after you exit...

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  • Stonehenge Giftshop

    Of course Stonehenge must have its own giftshop. Actually, it's not that bad. I bought some stuff there myself. Although it carries the usual assortment of postcards, pencils with little stonehenge erasers, and placemats (?) it also has some really neat items as well that you probably won't find anywhere else. I got a great poster of Stonehenge at...

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  • Stonehenge Curios!

    all sorts of stuff is available here from pencils with Roman era helmets at the top to erasers shaped like one of the stones. paperweights, candlestands, you name it. interesting and cheap gifts for people back home.

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Stonehenge Local Customs

  • Stonehenge Shot Glasses

    Being an avid and rabid collector of Fridge Magnets and Shot Glasses of my travels around the world and I collect them in any configuration and material used and going to Stonehenge is no different although unlike in other tourist sites where you can find many souvenir shops that sell this favorite items of mine, they only have one souvenir shop...

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  • Stonehenge Fridge Magnets

    I am known to be an avid collector of Fidge Magnets and Shot Glasses of my travels around the world and I collect them in any configuration and material used and going to Stonehenge is no different although unlike in other tourist sites where you can find many souvenir shops that sell this favorite items of mine, they only have one souvenir shop...

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  • Heelstone

    The Heelstone is a lone sarsen stone standing well outside the main circle of rocks, close to the main road. There are lots of articles written on what is believed to be the significance of the heelstone, most to do with astronomy.

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Stonehenge Warnings and Dangers

  • Can't touch the stone

    Don't expect that you can touch the stones, there's a circular chain going around the rocks, and there's fairly a great amount distance. So it's not possible to get close to the rocks.

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  • Helicopters

    Don't be alarmed if suddenly a helicopter whizzes past above you - quite low flying too! This is probably the reason I saw so few livestock and sheep in the fields on Salisbury Plain. We didn't spot any here - perhaps they're not allowed to fly straight above Stonehenge what do I know - but we kept hearing them all around in the distance.

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  • Redevelopment

    At present as you drive along the A303, you get a free view of Stonehenge nad you can also park nearby and look through the fence for free. But this may not be the case in future if English Heritage get their way. They plan on buiding a visitor centre some kms away and transporting everyone to the site on some sort of Noddy train (at a cost of...

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Stonehenge Tourist Traps

  • There is not that much to see

    Stonehenge is a very popular tourist destination and as such it is pretty outrageous that there entry fee is set at £6.60 for adults in 2010 (£5,60 if you're student or over 60 and £3.30 for children between 5 and 15), considering that there is really not that much to see apart from the stones. In addittion, there is no access to visitors to...

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  • Stonehenge

    STONEHENGEI had a longstanding ambition, even as a schoolboy, decades ago, to see the Stonehenge. So when I made my first trip to London with my wife Ruku and son Dillon, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit the ancient Druid site in Salisbury Plains. We made our way there in our rented car down the A303, on the Great West Road from London...

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  • All of it

    Yes, Stonehenge is by definition a tourist trap, but don't let that stop you! Just try to visit it in the morning rather than after lunch if you can, and preferrably out of season when it is also more atmospheric. The full walk around it - no doubt that you will still be fascinated. Avebury outside Marlborough (see page).

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Stonehenge Off The Beaten Path

  • Other Henges

    We (Deb and son) really prefer to visit Avebury rather than Stonehenge. When we picked up my mom on the outskirts of London, we visited Salisbury Cathedral, and stopped by Old Saarum for photos before we went to Stonehenge, and then afterwards before we went back to our house we went to Avebury. There is also a Woodhenge, but I have not visited...

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  • Walk to Stonehenge From Visitor Center &...

    although the admission ticket that you buy fro Stonehenge includes the complimentary shuttle service to and from the Stonehenge Vistors Center to the Actual Monument and some stops nearby and back, Some People prefer to walk the 2.6 kilometers from the vistitor center to the monument and back as they want time to view the surroundings in...

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  • Wiltshire countryside and Woodhenge

    The countryside around Stonehenge is full of other prehistoric remains. The most famous is Woodhenge just outside the village of Amesbury, from 2300 B.C. Woodhenge was once more important than Stonehenge, but as its name suggests it was built more in wood, and less therefore survives today although the six circles have been reconstructed with...

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Stonehenge Favorites

  • Stonehenge: Overview

    One of the most popular Day Trips outside of London is Stonhenge, the famous ancient wonder which is composed of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks, thought to be made in the 3000 to 24000 BC (different radiocarbon dating results by different scientists have different results). A Stonehenge tour can be made from the various tour...

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  • Stonehenge

    We spent half a day in Stonehenge in May of 2004 when we made a trip along the United Kingdom on the way from Oxford toSalisbury.Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, about 13 km north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks.You can...

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  • very poor communication towards the...

    just visit something else, a zoo or a theme park like Alton Towers. We really wanted to see it, being our first long visit outside London with a big family of 8 people.So we prepared from time and looked on the internet for opening times and news.Once we got there after a 2:30 hours ride with a rented car, we were told the site is closed... so...

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