Stonehenge
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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One of the most important survivals of prehistoric England, Stonehenge consists of a group of huge rough-cut stones, some more than 20 feet high, arranged in two concentric circles.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • havemmapwilltravel
    Winchester, United Kingdom17 contributions
    A lovely March day to visit these wonderful stones.
    They say never go back: it is 45 - 50 years since I last visited Stonehenge with my children, and how disappointing my experience today compared with then. As a World Heritage Site & with over 1 million visitors a year English Heritage has done an amazing job in controlling the vast numbers arriving here. The exhibition was lovely & explained the history of Stonehenge, I particularly liked the projected images of the stones in all the seasons & the feeling of standing in the middle of the stone circle. The cafe was jolly good: lovely if rather expensive coffee and there were shuttle buses out to the stones… we decided to walk & really wished we hadn’t. It’s an awfully long way and it was tedious plodding along the straight (never ending tarmac road). I wish we’d saved our energy to walk the grass path round the fenced off stones. How different it was from the last time I visited: when we parked right by the stones, and could actually walk amongst them : touching them and getting a feel for the grandeur of them. But this was in a time when far fewer people visited Sadly people desecrated these ancient stones and the number of visitors make my experience impossible in these times.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 2, 2023
  • Jennifer F
    Cardiff, United Kingdom39 contributions
    Stonehenge - mixed feelings on my visit.
    Bit of a mixed bag. Great parking facilities with the option of shuttle bus to the Stones. The Stones themselves are magnificent - you can still get quite close. However the free audio guide doesn't work on newer phones - very disappointing. There's also a lack of signposting the explore the other sites just open fields and guesswork. I'm glad we had free tickets via being National Trust members as I don't feel it was worth £22 each.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 11, 2023
  • El Turista John
    New York City, New York2,821 contributions
    Pay the Extra Fee to Walk Amongst the Stones. OUTSTANDING
    I’ve been to Stonehenge several times but this time I brought a friend and paid the extra fee to be able to walk amongst the Stones. Truly the BEST way to see and experience the prehistoric stone circle. We had nearly 50 minutes to walk around, the number of visitors was purposely small, and the English Heritage guide very helpful. The unhindered and closeup views were SO worth it. Definitely a must for any visitor to the region but early booking is a must.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 24, 2023
  • Shacks
    Manchester, United Kingdom46 contributions
    Recommend on a sunny day, take shoes you can walk in and save £22 each.
    £44 for two people to get a 4 minute bus ride on a straight road and get a closer view. No thank you. Lack of service at the entrance, no options for bus without visitor centre access and could be viewed from the main road. 15-20 minute walk, on a straight path, to see from 15 metres away. FREE. £4.50 for a eco-friendly poncho but buses aren’t eco-friendly. Go if you’re passing and it’s sunny but wouldn’t bother going if your out the way. Take some shoes for the walk, the terrine isn’t bad, but they don’t bother looking after the path for those walking.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 26, 2023
  • user123456
    United Kingdom1,295 contributions
    Stone circle
    Today I had planned a stop off at Stonehenge to break up a long drive to Bath. Very easy to find; the traffic starts to slow as soon as the stones are in view on the main road, although the entrance to the stones is way past this and almost back on yourself. The car park is very large. I arrived at 12:30pm and it was barely half full, and free. (As far as I’m aware.) I pre booked my ticket before arrival, which was £20. I believe on the day it was £22. Start off with the expedition where you’ll learn all about how the stones got there, what they are and some of the theory’s as to what they represent. Then board the free shuttle bus to the stones, a 5 minute journey with regular pick ups & drop offs. Once at the stones I took the path which was further away from the stones, thinking it would be a circular route. I visited maybe 18 years ago and I’m sure it was a one way walk around the circumference of the stone circle. I then walked back and around to the main “viewing point”. It was quite during my visit, but if you want to spend time taking pictures together with the stones you may have difficulty with everyone wanting to do the same. The paths were fairly narrow. I managed to view the stones perfectly, and even in the wet & windy weather it was brilliant. I spend around an hour viewing. I imagine the summer months are beautiful in the area. You can also download an audio guide. “Stonehenge is wet & windy” I noted to myself, as it’s as during both of my visits now.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written March 29, 2023
  • sps5
    Bridgend, United Kingdom69 contributions
    Amazing stones - not so good visitor centre
    We booked the early morning experience so that we could actually go into the stones. This was amazing and really special. The guide Wendy was fantastic and special thanks to her. This is well worth the extra money to get this experience. The security guards were also great, even offering to take group photos. Now for the not so good: The tour finished at 8am. The shop was open to take our cash but the cafe didn't open until 9am so had to hang around.When it did open there was a very limited choice and a most surly lady serving. So much for the advertised "delicious breakfast" . I dread to think what the cafe was like when it got busy? We then had to wait until 9.30 for the exhibition to open ,which considering we were there so early should have been open earlier for us. The attendant wasn't the most pleasant either. Thankfully the exhibition itself was very good. This was a bucket list trip and seeing the stones will be something we'll never forget but English Heritage need to pull their fingers out and make sure that the rest of it matches the experience of a World Heritage Site.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 3, 2023
  • Christopher B
    London, United Kingdom22 contributions
    AWESOME EXPERIENCE
    This was an amazing experience. To see the most famous stone circle in the world was mind -blowing. Only 2 hours drive from London and served by lots of tour companies who will arrange a package for you. For me it was £65 which included a comfortable return coach and fast-track entry to the site.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 8, 2023
  • erica
    Glasgow, United Kingdom97 contributions
    Do the VIP tour it’s worth it !!!
    We booked the vip evening tour and really glad we did, we arrived about 45 mins before the tour so we’re lucky to get a quick view of the visitor centre There’s not much to it , we then travelled by shuttle bus with 29 other people and our tour guide Chris , the area was quite and peaceful there were no queues and we had 50 minutes to walk around the stones. You can do your own thing or listen to Chris proving some interesting facts about Stonehenge. This was our first time I did enjoy the experience but I think that was due to the fact there were no queues and I would defiantly recommend doing the vip tour to get more out of your experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 8, 2023
  • PandyPandora
    Harpenden, United Kingdom913 contributions
    Stonehenge & Visitor Centre - Salisbury, Wiltshire
    The visitor centre and monument are managed by English Heritage and the land belongs to National Trust. It is advisable to pre-book your tickets (even if you have EH membership as it is such a popular site to visit. We visited first thing on a very wet Monday in March and we were far from alone. There are two ways of visiting Stonehenge from the visitor centre; by foot and by shuttle bus (for which you need a ticket). The staff on the bus and at the site all said that they never tire of the looking at the stones as the colour changes depending on the time of year and weather. It must be very peaceful before the masses descend each day... You can pay extra for a Stone Circle Experience; to visit the site (inside the cordon) outside of normal opening hours in a group with a guide. There is a cafe at the visitor centre, a good sized gift shop and various exhibitions. The Circles of Stone: Stonehenge and Prehistoric Japan (running Sept 2022 - Sept 2023) was especially interesting. There are parallels despite there being no contact between the two countries at that time in history. Outside are recontructed Neolithic houses.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 9, 2023
  • Victoria B
    Raleigh, North Carolina1,632 contributions
    "Big Rocks"
    "Big Rocks" says my little one! I visited Stonehenge for the first time in early 2006 and much has changed in those 16 years. I was certain we could walk from the carpark to the rocks in record time...I'm glad I listened to my husband! *wink* We got our tickets, boarded the bus (with littles and the stroller) and arrived at the megaliths. The UK does a great job to involve children in sites/activities and Stonehenge was no exception. The kids had activity sheets and things to find along the route to keep them engaged. It was great to see the site again and this time with my family. My only negative of the whole ordeal was a worker/staff member manning the bus station at the car park. He had bleached hair or highlights. He tried to kill a bee that was near us. I commented on the bee, but certainly didn't want it to die and then he made some disgusting remarks about sacrificing children, my children. In this day and age when we're learning how many people in power abuse children, sacrifice them and are pedos, it was a nasty comment that left a bad taste in our mouths despite seeing the marvel of Stonehenge.
    Visited August 2022
    Written April 11, 2023
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Mike C
Cheadle Hulme, UK9 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Visited Stonehenge on a private tour as English heritage members, this is the second time we have visited as you don’t really get to see or feel it all in one trip. I would recommend a private tour it was truly magical.
Written February 19, 2024
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mariacave27
Taunton, UK52 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We are National Trust members and able to use our membership to visit Stonehenge. We enjoyed looking around the exhibition, walked down to the stones and got the bus back, great to have the buses there if you want to use them. Plenty of on site parking and toilets. My only criticism is that I don't like it when you are being served for drink/food and the staff serving you are having a private conversation between themselves, the food and coffee were great though. I had the curried vegetable pasty, it was delicious. Would certainly visit again.
Written February 18, 2024
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Hari S
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
I must say without hesitation that staff were super helpful and great in hospitality. My car broke down while I was there with family and ever single person was just looking after my whole family and even helped me to get the taxi to the train station. They’re just outstanding. Of course Stonehenge is stunning.
Written February 17, 2024
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lesley m
13 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Fantastic visit, kids loved it. The visitors centre is good for children as it gives some basic info around the stones, what they would have looked like complete, why/how they may have been built etc.
If you're a National Trust member you can get in for FREE. We walked to the stones and caught the handy bus back again.
There is an English Heritage app for the tour - download it, well worth a listen as it explores aspects of Henge plus the landscape.

You can walk around Stonehenge on the public footpaths and skip the visitors centre, but you're quite far back from the stones and can't walk all the way around, so if you're only going to go once or for the first time - buy a ticket! Plus you'll be supporting English Heritage who are preserving the monument for the future.
Written February 16, 2024
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Yvonne G
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
During half term we took our 2 grandchildren to Stonehenge so as they could join in with some of the half-term activities advertised. This was our second visit to the £27 million visitor centre and I have to say both times we have been extremely disappointed - not with the building but with the interpretation area and exhibition.

We live in age where it is so easy to recreate interactive displays, making the storytelling more appealing, and much more interesting. The exhibition area at Stonehenge is devoid of any such interaction, with the exception of being able to see how many people it will take to pull a stone. Picture taking a 6 year old to Stonehenge – there is nothing there which they can relate to, understand, be inspired by. It is so disappointing.

As for the ‘tired’ mud houses – most were locked and the ones that were open for access had nothing in them, no artefacts or reconstructions which would help visitors understand the way people constructing Stonehenge lived.

With regards to the half term events for youngsters – the weather played its part in preventing any spear throwing or sling-shot making and the only activity available were some pictures of animals and plants which we had to choose whether they were poisonous or indeed available during the stone-age. Given the time of year I fail to see why activities that are so obviously weather dependent were selected for February when the weather is quite likely to be horrid. If I recall there is a perfectly adequate indoor space (doors locked) which we were in during the summer where some activities could have taken place.

It is not a cheap day out to go to Stonehenge and we want to inspire the young – such a missed opportunity with lack of imagination and any creativity.
Written February 14, 2024
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Joandgraham
Oxford, UK400 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
As National Trust members we got free entry and I’m really pleased as at £25/ head admission I think we would have been disappointed. As with previous reviewers, I last visited as a child and had memories of climbing the stones and getting really close to history. I absolutely appreciate why that is no longer allowed but it does mean viewing from a distance. We walked from the Visitor Centre which was about 20mins, though the shuttle bus is a great option. Once you’ve taken a look there really isn’t much else. The museum gives the history and there are a few artefacts and a mock up of the huts that might have been lived in at the time of construction. A nice cafe but really not a huge amount else. Worth seeing but not a cheap day out.
Written February 14, 2024
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NorahK.
Dallas, TX5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Stonehenge, nestled in England’s Wiltshire countryside, remains a captivating mystery. Its towering stone pillars, arranged in concentric circles, evoke wonder and speculation about its purpose. While its origins and significance are debated, visiting Stonehenge offers a glimpse into our ancient past and sparks curiosity about the people who built this enigmatic monument thousands of years ago.
Written February 13, 2024
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Sanjutraveler
United Kingdom37 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
It was an unforgettable experience traveling to mysterious Stonehenge we took bus ride for 18.50 each. It was an audio guided tour with mesmerising views of green lands. We reached destination and saw many people at the ticket entrance for bus to Stonehenge it was 23£ for each. Instead of bus ticket we would suggest to take a free public walk which is only 2 km. You can reach closer and take photos.
Written February 10, 2024
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Debbie1SB
Haywards Heath, UK127 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
The Visitor Centre, restaurant, and gift shop are all excellent, although the queues at the restaurant and toilets were very long (half term).
Do leave enough time to see and absorb everything at the centre because it’s worth it. The staff were very helpful and had my pre-ordered guidebook ready for us. It was very dog friendly too.
You can choose to walk or grab a shuttle from the Visitor Centre to the Stonehenge site itself, but note that dogs, while well catered for otherwise, are not allowed on the shuttle or on the path around the stones.
We enjoyed the walk, although the kids less so (it was raining!), and most of them chose the return shuttle.
Amazing to see the stones in person for the first time, although I imagine the more immersive “up close” experiences would have been much better. It was also crowded, which made it all feel a bit impersonal.

Recommend visiting on a quieter day, I expect that would have been more special.
Written February 5, 2024
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Peter L
6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Good facilities. Quite expensive at £29 pp plus £2 parking on top.
Coffee awful. Really weak and anemic cappuccino. Bring a flask next time..
Written February 4, 2024
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