Book your timed admission ticket for Stonehenge, one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments. When you visit the site you’ll be able to…
Enjoy a day trip to some of the most historic sites in the West of England. Explore the mysterious standing stones of Stonehenge, go to the royal…
Travel through time (some 5000 years!) on this visit to Stonehenge - one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in…
Visit two of England's most important UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day with fun and outgoing guides. Size matters; benefit from small group…
Join this tour at this year's summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge. Travel by coach to Stonehenge, and you'll have free time to enjoy this…
Take an Express Coach Service from London to Stonehenge. Enjoy the stones at your leisure with a fascinating audio-guide tour.
With an early start, enjoy the opportunity to visit Stonehenge outside normal opening hours. Then visit Windsor to enjoy a walking tour of an iconic…
Enjoy a full-day outing from London to three of England’s most beautiful and heritage-rich sites: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and the city of Bath.
Enjoy a private guided tour around one of Britain's most famous icons, Stonehenge. This is a half-day tour giving you the flexibility to do other…
The history of Stonehenge is shrouded in mystery and the theories to the site's origins and purpose are as numerous as they are fanciful. Many are convinced it was built by aliens! Here are 5 hard facts about the world's most famous prehistoric monument.
Stonehenge was built in several stages. Radiocarbon dating estimates that the first constructions occurred over 5000 years ago, several centuries before the Pyramids.
Many functions have been attributed to Stonehenge. One that's been confirmed is its use as a prehistoric burial ground – discovered cremated remains date back as far as 3000 B.C.
Despite its age, the fact that Stonehenge is aligned with the trajectory of the setting and rising sun gives evidence to a very advanced understanding of mathematics and geometry.
The larger stones are up to 9 meters tall and weigh around 20 tons. These were transported over 20 miles. The smaller stones, weighing 3 to 4 tons, were transported over 150 miles!
After researching the site in the late 19th century, Charles Darwin concluded that earthworms were the main reason why the Stonehenge stones have sunk into the ground.
To make the most of your time at Stonehenge and learn all about the history and the many theories surrounding the site, make sure to grab one of the audio guides, which are available for free on site. Or even better, to avoid queuing for the audio guide, you can download it for free online and listen to it on your own portable music device.
About 13 kilometers from Stonehenge is Salisbury, a picturesque medieval city with a gorgeous cathedral. Once you've come all this way, it's worth adding a couple of hours to your trip and explore this lovely historic gem.
Stonehenge is a magnificent sight at any time of day, but at sunset it's quite simply magical. If you can time your visit accordingly, you won't regret it. Note that you won't be alone – Stonehenge is very popular at sunset. If a leisurly visit is more important to you, then your best bet is arriving early. The site opens to visitors at 9:30am all year except from June through August, when it opens at 9:00am.
- When should I visit?
Open daily, 9:30 AM-7:00 PM
Holiday hours may vary
- Is it expensive?
- Standard adult; £14.50
- Will I need a guide?
- Free audio guides are avaliable on site, or to download in advance.
- How to get there
- By Car: Off the A360 at Airman's Corner. By Bus: The Stonehenge Tour Bus is the public bus departing from Salisbury rail and bus stations.
- Additional information
- Last admission is two hours before advertised closing time.
- Advance booking is now required as entrance to Stonehenge is managed through timed tickets.
What people are saying about Stonehenge
This trip was run with high energy, which was what was needed to see all 3 sites. Although it was an 11-hour day, there was a great mix of down time on the bus and activity at the locations. The guide Tom was super-knowledgeable and very likeable, and the driver (Andy?) was great. The technology provided (radio and audio guide) worked flawlessly and enabled perfect communication. Tom did a bi-lingual tour and he was very comfortable in both languages. I would highly recommend this tour and this team.
Our guide, Rowen, was amazing. She had a unique sense of humor which overrode the gloomy weather. We learned a lot during the tour. She was very friendly and interesting. The children (age 13+) also enjoyed. The driver, Jane, drove very carefully so we felt safe. It was just not clear at the beginning where the exact meeting point was, so we had to phone a representative, which was a bit stressful although we arrived half an hour before time.
This was a great way to get a taste of all three sites. We had about 2 hours at each stop. Peter, our guide, gave us tips as we reached each spot to help us see the most important sites at each stop. Peter also regaled is with important, and some fun, information and London and each stop. It was a lovely day and I would book again!
Sacha made our tour unforgettable and her passion for what she is doing makes you want to come back and experience more places. The destinations were really amazing. Mysterious Stonehenge with, gorgeous Windsor Castle and perfectly built full of hysterically big events inspiring Oxford. If you're in it's a must.
Our driver Kate from Rabbies was brilliant. Kate gave amazing background info and details of places we visited. Late ensured all travellers were satisfied at all times.