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Stonehenge, Amesbury
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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. To visit Stonehenge on your trip to Amesbury, use our Amesbury vacation route planner.
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  • Fantastic site! Excellent infra structure. Not much is known about its origin and motives to be constructed almost 5,000 years. Continue excavating and studying the site to this day. Worth the visit!
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  • What a great visit to Stonehenge. It is an amazing site to visit and everyone should see this place at least once. I wish you could get into the stones but understand why they don't allow this apart f...  more »
  • I really dreamed to visit Stonehenge, and yesterday I was there. I thought that the stones were much more bigger than they are. 
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  • Very well looked after, clean and a very historic area. There are buses running between the stones and the visitor centre, which is useful for those who want to avoid the long walk. The bus drivers and the security guards are very friendly, and will help you if you have a problem. There are audio guides available in many languages and signs explaining the history of the stones at points around the stones. Overall, an amazing day out that is suitable for all the family
  • I wanted to see Stonehenge since my childhood as I'm not from the UK. Finally after many years of waiting for an opportunity, I absolutely loved Stonehenge. In my opinion, nature in UK has a rich shade of green because of their weather conditions. Wonderful green grass field around the Stonehenge and a showering weather that day created a huge experience for me. That specific atmosphere was unforgettable. Almost everyone will say it's just a bunch of rocks. These people just don't think about how those rocks were historically used and how they got there. Please, adore the view and purpose of it. Not the material it's made from. Even if you do so, keep in mind the material you call 'rock' is super heavy. Would you try to lift it up :)?
  • Please read. Be aware that it will cost around about £16 for a regular adult. Not only that dog walkers you can take the dog on the main paid for areas. Apart from that I found it quite a mysterious and interesting experience and I am glad I went. Warren's top tip download audio app before you go
  • Remarkably, it remains unchanged but my every visit brings me a new fresh revitalising experience. I'm never disappointed with my visit to this iconic world heritage site. Keep up the good work English Heritage. Well done. You have my full support... annually.
  • If you went there assuming you're only going to see q bunch of rocks, you won't be disappointed, however if you're familiar with the history and facts behind Stonehenge you will absolutely enjoy this experience as it takes you back in time and it makes you think. It really is super windy there so make sure to take a jacket with you!