Stonehenge Travel Guide

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

  • 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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  • Look at the Stones

    Entrance is FREE to members of English Heritage, National Trust and Great British Pass Holders. Fortunately our daughter had both a National Trust and English Heritage passes. Otherwise for UK passport holders it is:Adult £5.00Child (5-15) £2.50 For Overseas Visitors Pass (OVP) (non-UK passport holders) 7 Day Pass - Adult £12.00There doesn't seem...

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  • Stonehenge

    A World Heritage Site! The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge was evolved between 3,000 BC and 1,600 BC. The stone circle aligns with the midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset. However, the exact purpose for Stonehenge is unknown although there are claims that the site was built for use by the Druids and yet there are various scientific and...

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  • Stonehenge a must-see

    There are other reviews that cover the details, I will just add that I agree, you need to do a little homework before coming out here, and you will enjoy it so much more----this place has been a sacred spot for over 4500 years! You cannot get right up on the stones as I did in 1973, but the area past the ropes still lets you get a good photo or two...

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  • Stonehenge

    I was in the area and decided that I ought to go see this ancient wonder, thought to be built in around 3100BC - the mind boggles to think how old that is!If I remember rightly you pay £6 entry fee. Bit of a rip-off if i'm honest as the weather was crap so we didnt get any good photos and the stones are all roped off so you can't get that near.Its...

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  • Stonehenge

    This world famous Neolithic period stone monument consisiting of three different stones (Bluestones, Walsh Sandstone and Sarsen) is located on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986 for its outstanding prehistoric monuments and is the most famous of such sites in the UK and the whole world. It...

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Stonehenge Restaurants

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    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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Stonehenge Transportation

  • 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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  • Tours From Antiquity from London to...

    We went on a day tour with Tours from Antiquity after finding online and it was a great experience. My husband has always been interested in archaeology so I thought it would be a nice treat to go along and have a nice day out from visiting London. The bus picked us up outside the Natural History Museum first thing, then we went over to the...

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  • The bus to Stonehenge

    First and foremost, avoid seeing the site as part of a tour bus group. It will be very crowded, and you will have a limited amount of time to enjoy the site. Secondly, a rental car will be very expensive. Fortunately, there is a way to get here suing public transportation. I took a train from Bath to Salisbury. Frequent trains run directly from...

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Stonehenge Shopping

  • 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

  • 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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  • So how did those big rocks get there?

    It is believed that around 2150 BC, bluestones from the Preseli mountains in Wales were brought here. The huge bluestones, each weighing around 4 tonnes (over 8,800 pounds) were dragged on rollers and sledges, loaded onto rafts, dragged overland again and then back on the water, a journey of 240 miles. Whew! That's a lot of work for a bunch of...

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  • The Giants' Ring of Stones

    Stonehenge is also mentioned within Arthurian legend by Geoffrey of Monmouth. He was a clergyman and one of the major figures in the development of British history. He mixes British legend and his own imagination, connecting literary characters such as Ambrosius Aurelianus, Uther Pendragon, and Constantine III to Stonehedge. According to him,...

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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 Matthew) 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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  • 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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  • In the middle of the battlefield

    The fact that Stonehenge is right in the middle of a military training area is unkown by most people and missed by lots of tourists.This gives a special scope to this already enigmatic place. If you're lucky you'll be able to take a picture of the so famous stone circle being sorrounded by military helicopters.When you're getting there, if you're...

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Stonehenge Favorites

  • 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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  • Simply Amazing

    My favorite thing about Stonehenge was actually seeing it. It was amazing and you get to be so close to it. Of course, there are parts where you can actually walk closer to it than others, but I had no clue we would be able to be so close. It is really neat. I definitely recommend seeing this because it is just amazing in person. You will not...

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  • A Sunny Day

    This was one of my goals to see when I came to England. I wished I could have brought my other grandson out to see the stones when we were in London in June 2007, but we had just gotten off a week's tour on a bus, and I did not want to do more bus touring. Sitting on the grass with my grandson and listening to the audio tour tape.And finally...

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