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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. 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 Stonehenge as part of our bus tour. This was quite a site to see. During our visit there was snow on the ground which they said doesn't happen except every few years. This was cool, but ver...  more »
  • We visited stonehenge recently and had a lovely morning. The museum is very informative and the school kids were fascinated with the little wattle and daub village outside. A bus takes you to the site...  more »
  • The incredible history - and mystery - of Stonehenge cannot be understated, but, sadly, the modern visitors' centre, the ferrying coaches, the large gift shop, and the many many tourists combine to ma...  more »
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  • Well how do you rate a place like Stonehenge? Of course it is amazing given the history and what it took to build it. A few tips when visiting, you may wish to think about joining English Heritage when you have the ability to visit quite a few heritage sites then you can visit for free as part of your membership. Though what was funny was that the line for heritage tickets was longer than if you were buying tickets on site :) The day we visited was horrible weather and so we couldn’t make the most of walking around the site and getting to explore it properly so if you are planning a visit then allow for plenty of time so you can walk up and enjoy the other sites and really take in just how big this place is. There is a bus that you can use to go to and from the site and you can walk around and take the photos but you are some distance and will be there with lots of tourists as it is a very popular place. The gift shop is pretty good too! Lots of merchandise and yummy foods that you can buy. Overall an amazing place and you can spend a lot of time there but expect a lot of tourists. People say you can see the place from the side of the road but you would be missing out and when we first drove past it, we thought it was a small model :)
  • Excellent attraction! Well preserved historical site for all to enjoy; great in good or wet weather. Great to hear lots of different languages; is now a 5 star tourist attraction. Well done English heritage! Good facilities and cafe at visitor centre. Staff super helpful. Audio tour useful and a special one for kids. 👍
  • Had a great time at Stonehenge for the Vernal Equinox of 2018. It's such a spiritual place with so many kinds and interesting people to meet. If you get the chance I'd strongly recommend it over the paid access. We were allowed into the center of the circle on an icy morning just before sunrise. It's totally free access and we could walk right up and be amongst and touch the stones. If this rating was of the English heritage tours then it certainly wouldn't be 5 stars. For those interested the access is allowed 4 times a year in accordance with the pagan wheel of the year.
  • The stones are great. You kind of have to visit if nearby. The facility is well set up. Shuttle bus from the entrance to the stones and back is well done. The big problem is the massive price and queues to get in. Really they are fleecing tourists. Not a problem if you are a NT or English Heritage member.
  • Amazingly beautiful! You can feel the history when you are there. You have to walk a bit from the parking. We took a tour bus from London to there which took about 4 hours but was totally worth it! You can no longer walk up and touch the stones but you can get about 20 meters away. I would totally go again!
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