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Stonehenge, Amesbury

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World heritage site · Ruin · Mysterious Site
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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. 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 so enjoyed our stone circle access tour with tour guide chris... he made our visit so fantastic with his knowledge, insights and love of Stonehenge. This was indeed a vip experience. We lucked out....  more
    we so enjoyed our stone circle access tour with tour guide chris... he made our visit so fantastic with his knowledge, insights and love of Stonehenge. This was indeed a vip experience. We lucked out....  more »
  • Absolutely not dog friendly, dogs not allowed on shuttle bus, so we had to walk the 1.5 mile from the centre to the stones, when we got there dogs are not allowed in so we had to walk to the stones... 
    Absolutely not dog friendly, dogs not allowed on shuttle bus, so we had to walk the 1.5 mile from the centre to the stones, when we got there dogs are not allowed in so we had to walk to the stones...  more »
  • i enjoyed looking at the famous stones at Stonehenge, this is the first time I have been here, but they tried to charge me twenty five pounds extra, which I did not pay by credit card 
    i enjoyed looking at the famous stones at Stonehenge, this is the first time I have been here, but they tried to charge me twenty five pounds extra, which I did not pay by credit card  more »
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  • Stonehenge was a once in a lifetime experience. It does have a lot of people but expected with such a legendary location. The visitor center was nice and clean. If able to, suggest you walk back-and-forth to the location. 1.2 miles each way. Take the path through the pasture for a nicer experience on the return journey.
  • Glorious sunshine for the start of our visit.. Spoke to Charles who was a visitor guide who turned out to be the font of all knowledge.. He turned out to be a lovely chap.. Friendly and very helpful.. We skipped the bus and walked to the site... Lovely countryside.. Not so sure... if the weather had been miserable. Saw the stones which was an impressive sight.. Skipped the bus again and walked back... Had a picnic in the sunshine... Clean toilets and friendly staff... Thank you...
  • Absolutely amazing place! I was fortunate enough to be a VIP ticket holder and there was able to get right into the centre of the monument. It's haunting, beautiful, fascinating, inspiring! Also our guide Josh is absolutely golden. You can really tell he's passionate about what he does and takes you on a real journey with him. He's a credit to the Stonehenge team.
  • We arrived on a coach bus(coming from our cruise) as Stonehenge was opening. There was no traffic going there and barely anyone in the parking lots. The facilities were beautiful and blended well into the landscape. Arriving at opening on a weekday, the ticket line had no more than 10 groups waiting. The cafe was a wonderful surprise with great food and coffee options. The gift shop has a great selection of all things Stonehenge. You can either walk to Stonehenge or take the bus from the ticket center. Super quick and easy ride. We arrived and there was a ton of opportunity to take a picture without a lot of people around. We did see cars parked along a road and you can walk the dirt path, but you won’t be able to get as close or read any of the information provided as you walk around. You can also see the Stonehenge from the road. There was a lot of traffic when we were leaving around 12pm. Overall, it was a great experience. I recommend going at opening and leaving before the crowds start.
  • Great to view a piece of our history. English Heritage and National trust property. 30 minute walk to the stone stack from the visitor centre. There is a regular shuttle bus available. More to see and do in the visitor centre. Well worth a visit.

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