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Stonehenge, Amesbury

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World heritage site · Ruin · Mysterious Site
Stonehenge is one of the world's most impressive prehistoric monuments. The construction of the ditch and surrounding embankment dates to 3100 BCE, and radiocarbon dating indicates that placement of the standing stones took place between 2400 and 2200 BCE. Spend time in the visitor's center before viewing the site. The interpretive displays and exhibits here tell stories about the monument and explain the popular debates about its possible prehistoric uses. These will help give you context to appreciate its significance--though the age-old question of how the giant standing stones got there remains unanswered. The cafe by the entrance provides a place to grab snacks before you proceed to the site by shuttle bus. Buy your tickets online before visiting to avoid waiting in line at the ticket kiosk, and check the weather forecast so that you can dress appropriately. Our Amesbury visit planner makes visiting Stonehenge and other Amesbury attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We visited today on the VIP experience can't rate it highly enough. The chance to walk freely amongst the stones without interruption or restriction was magical. Chris, our guide was fantastically...  more »
  • It was nice and much taller than we thought. Make sure to feed the crows if you wanna feel like Odin. - Jakub Amazing experience + tour guide. Definitely worth the trip! - Lauren  more »
  • Courteously and helpfully received by Security Staff at gate. Given info about toilets, cafe and gift shop and advised to go to rear of centre 15 mins before booked departure time. Had hot drink and.....  more »
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  • Stonehenge is a very special place. It's definitely worth a visit, especially if you are spiritual. It's very educational. The stones are magnificent. It's an extra special place for me as I was the last child to be born amongst the stones. It's funny how I was born amongst precious stones and now I sell precious stones.
  • The stones are magnificent, I was shocked to see the price though, £19 per adult, for an audio guide, a small bus ride and the chance to stand near, but not get in amongst the stones. Considering they had God knows how many grants from the lottery and government to preserve this place I feel that price is massively over the top!
  • I have been here a few times over the years. It has really evolved since I was last here. There is now a great museum and large gift shop and cafe. You also now have to get on a bus from the visitor centre to the attraction itself. You have to stick to a designated path. You cannot touch the stones, but that's been the case for years.
  • An incredibly spiritual place. It's just a shame the National Trust want to keep it all to themselves, having placed trees wherever people could in the past, see it from the road. Of course, this has to be protected but Stonehenge is now surrounded by a huge tourist entrance building and of course, gift shop. It is expensive to get in but if your going for the first time, definitely worth the trip. I wouldn't like to have to pay to go with the family however as it could end up being very costly. Stonehenge itself blew me away, and was just as awe inspiring as I expected it to be. There are two rates if memory serves, one for the outer fenced ring (which is cheaper), the other for the inner ring which is slightly nearer the stones. No one is allowed into and near the stones themselves now unfortunately, except for a lucky couple of hundred on the Dawn of the Summer Solstice for a short time I believe. I took my shoes off and walked round in bare feet and could feel the energy pulsing up through the earth. Stone henge is built on an intersection of ley lines and is a very powerful place, and you can feel it. I'd definitely recommend going here for the day. There's little cafes inside the visitors centre which are very nice, if somewhat expensive as you'd expect. All in all, apart from the cost, it is a wonderful place to visit as a family if you can afford to.
  • Excellent iconic stones! 🙂 Also, a very well put together visitors centre. Tip for those hiking: even though you can walk up to the henge via foot paths, you need to buy a ticket from the visitors center (about a mile away) to properly get up close.

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