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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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  • Stonehenge will not be on my list of the top ten places to visit before I die. However, if you plan to go there, the easiest way is to take a train to Salisbury and catch a Stonehenge tours bus from S...  more »
  • Went to Stonehenge in an attempt to see something in which I have always believed was something amazing. However, when we got there it turns out some twit has made it £20 per person, which is extortio...  more »
  • It is a great place worth visiting.. Start early from London to get good time in Stonehenge.. It has good facilities it is worth half a day tour and another 2hrs drive near beach before returning to L...  more »
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  • Very cool place. Definitely crowded with tourists but it surprisingly wasn't as bad as I expected. You'll have to park and then take the shuttle up unless you want to walk about 20 minutes each way. You can't get too close to the stones anymore but there's some nice photo opportunities from all sides, as well as an optional audio tour and some informative signs posted. There's also a gift shop with the standard variety of gifts. I would've loved to get the beer sampler but trying to have it not break in my luggage would've been a nightmare unfortunately.
  • YES, go and see one of the top spiritual sites that are this easily accessible! Early morning is the best if you want the place "to yourself"! I do wish we were allowed to go closer to feel the energy more, however the whole area is very spectacular! Can't wait to go back during the summer to check out crop circles also 👽
  • Very interesting place, informative. Wonderful experience. You get to listen to the history behind the stones and area while enjoying the view. At the time of my visit there were a lot of shiny beetles that I admire and love. Also lots of crows in the packing area.
  • Beautiful site, but very busy with tourist. Booking line is usually busy they say, but try and book.in advance to safe time.. the booking office and The actual site is far away.. but there is free shuttle service or you can walk there too. The cafeteria is not that great but the only place there to eat and drink. Staff are nice.. and Stonehenge site is beautiful and facinating.
  • Had a great time at Stonehenge! Such an amazing experience to see it in person. we visited on a day that was very busy. The lines for the buses to get to the stones was about a 30 minute wait. The line to get back to the Visitors Center must have been about a 45 minute wait. I can't say for sure because we decided to walk distance. There should have been more buses running to accommodate the large crowds. Once you get your device for the audio tour BEGIN LISTENING TO IT! If you wait till you get to the stones you'll be there all day. The audio tour is very informative but once I got to the stones I just wanted to enjoy the views & enjoy the experience. Lastly, try the sausage roll in the Visitor Center!