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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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  • It's always a thrill to see something that's on a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 1.5 hour train journey from London to Salisbury and then a tour bus to Stonehenge and Old Sarum sites was worth it. With t...  more »
  • It's Stonehenge, so it really is a must see but the visitor centre is very expensive, it wasn't a problem for us as we are Historic Scotland members and there is an agreement between the organisations...  more »
  • Always wanted to visit Stonehenge - did not disappoint. My 2 boys (7 & 12) loved it. The audio tour was brilliant as it gave you the history of Stonehenge as you walked around. A real educational visi...  more »
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  • Save your cash and view this monument from the A303...slow moving traffic generally ensures an unhurried view. The perimeter fence around the stones totally destroys any sense of its history of being an accessible site of pagan significance. My empathy lay with the hippies making a silent protest nearby. :(
  • Great to see. You are a bus ride (included in fee) from the visitor centre to the stones so make sure you have been to the toilet and you have all you need for a couple of hours out when. Leaving the visitor centre. The audio tour is quite good!
  • 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