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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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  • Such a shame that they have over commercialised, and overpriced, what should of been a beautiful, spiritual experience. Our trip to Stonehenge cost the 2 of us £44 to walk there and back. We walked... 
    Such a shame that they have over commercialised, and overpriced, what should of been a beautiful, spiritual experience. Our trip to Stonehenge cost the 2 of us £44 to walk there and back. We walked...  more »
  • Bone henge was another successful conversion without my annoying son, he found Virgin Mary too attractive. Another successful holy crusade 
    Bone henge was another successful conversion without my annoying son, he found Virgin Mary too attractive. Another successful holy crusade  more »
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  • A tip in advance. Come after 2 p.m., then the rush of visitors decreases significantly. When we came back around 3 p.m., we didn't even have to queue for the shuttle, and the ticket counters were empty. So, now to the topic. There is something mystical about it. It is without a doubt something special. I said many years ago that I had to see Stonehenge, and I have never regretted it. Thank goodness we have Historical Heritage Membership. Firstly, the car park doesn't cost a fee, the entrance is free and you don't have to queue for hours at the ticket office. The single entrances are really expensive. Nevertheless, you can't miss such an important site. There are also many other things to discover around the visitor centre. Currently, in July 2022, there is a small excavation site for children.
  • 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.

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