Stonehenge

Stonehenge, Amesbury: Hours, Address, Stonehenge Reviews: 4/5

Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Mysterious Sites
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
One of the most important survivals of prehistoric England, Stonehenge consists of a group of huge rough-cut stones, some more than 20 feet high, arranged in two concentric circles.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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hellieh
Gloucester, UK51 contributions
Wonderful experience
Oct 2021 • Friends
Decided to walk to Stonehenge from our airbnb which was 3.3 miles. The last 15 mins walk had the stones insight which was amazing.Jumped on the shuttle bus to go & buy our tickets from Visitor Centre.yes tickets quite pricey but well worth it. Went and revisited the stones to get a better view - breathtaking! All staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Gift shop lots to choose from ,A brilliant spiritual day out. Thank you.
Written October 20, 2021
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Diane S
Lichfield, UK21 contributions
5000 years of history ruined by commerce
Oct 2021
Paid over £43 for 2 of us to see the stone circle.
I appreciate the history and that the visitors have to be managed but
English Heritage are really ripping the public off here.
Why aren’t there signs explaining you can see the circle for free if you wish to - now I realise why people crawl past in their cars on the A303 for a look.
The houses, exhibition and gift shop have been aimed at the hoards of foreign tourists.
Unfortunately these included a group of drunk young foreign men singing football songs.
Not a recommended experience for young families.
Written October 19, 2021
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AandMRay
New York City, NY118 contributions
Go inside the stones
Oct 2021
Go inside the circle on the reasonably priced VIP tours before or after regular hours...well worth it! Have done both the regular admission and the VIP tour, and there is nothing like seeing the stones up close and from different angles. Our tour guide was lovely, friendly, and knowledgeable and absolutely added to the experience. Morning visits are more likely to get beautiful mist, whereas our evening tour caught the amazing sunset (the light completely changed the look of the stones). With the new state of the art exhibit, this is a must do experience.
Written October 16, 2021
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Thank you for returning to take our stone circle experience. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and we're pleased you found your host to be friendly and knowledgeable.
Written October 18, 2021
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Margaret M
18 contributions
Go for free or pay for closer view.
Oct 2021 • Couples
You can go for free if you desire. I didn’t know this. The path is right behind the paid path so really can have a great experience. They have a free app to download a tour for the site that anyone can listen to as well. That being said the paid path does walk around and get a bit closer. So it all depends on your budget.
We found the ticket price quite expensive for the experience and thought it would be nice if it was more accessible on price for more people.
You can take a shuttle bus from the parking lot and visitor center or walk. It was a nice easy hour hour walk and you can still shuttle back.
Enjoyed it a lot regardless but I wouldn’t go back for the ticket price if I’ve already seen it once.
Someone else has a review on where to park if you want to go for free.
Written October 13, 2021
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Thank you very much for your review. We're delighted that you had a great experience and it's great to know you found our free audio guide app helpful. We're very grateful that you paid to visit Stonehenge, so thank you for supporting us. English Heritage is a charity that relies on paying visitors to be able to care for and maintain historic sites, many of which are free to enter and costly to maintain. If you enjoy visiting historical places then please consider becoming an English Heritage member. You will get to visit Stonehenge and over 400 other sites for free as many times as you like, and helping to protect our important heritage in the process.
Written October 14, 2021
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Susan G
4 contributions
A Magical VIP Visit
Oct 2021
We went on Oct 7th 2021 and it was brilliant!!!!! We did the Stone Circle Experience and even though it is a little more expensive it was well worth the extra money.

We arrived and after telling the lovely people on the gate we had booked the SCE they showed us where to park, we felt like VIPs as they were turning away cars that had not booked as they had "closed for the day". We had half an hour to look around the shop and museum, then we met our group on the bus and Chris our Storyteller/ Guide told us the rules: No touching the stones and no nudity but having bare feet is ok.

We all took pictures on the normal path so we could get images with no one in and after 5 or 10 mins he lifted the rope and we went inside. Chris told us fun facts about the history of the stones. He was on hand the whole time to answer even the craziest of questions with a interesting tale to tell.

If you can pull yourself away from the amazing storyteller you can get some beautiful pictures of Stonehenge, we took some magical family photos that we will treasure forever.

One of not just England's but the worlds great landmarks and well worth a visit, English Heritage are doing a good job of maintaining it in my opinion.
Written October 12, 2021
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Gerard O
Weymouth, UK647 contributions
A must see if you are in the vicinity
Oct 2021
We made a family trip here and were so glad that we did-- it had been many years since I had been there and it has changed dramatically.
It's lovely to see that the main road has been rerouted away from Stonehenge so now you can walk round it without the noise of traffic nearby.

They had lots of volunteer guides who were more than helpful-
the visitor centre is really nice, with a lovely coffee shop and an interesting exhibition.
Although it's a little pricey it's the sort of a once-in-a-lifetime visit-- incredible history and very well laid out and explained
Written October 11, 2021
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SM S
Burton upon Trent, UK7 contributions
A Good Experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
We took a shuttle bus from the Visitor Centre to Stonehenge. We had as much time there as we needed to walk around and look at Stonehenge from all angles. A shuttle bus was waiting to take us back to the Visitor Centre. There was a well-stocked gift shop and cafeteria, and good restroom facilities. The Visitor Centre was very busy but we didn’t have to queue.
Written October 10, 2021
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Thank you for the review and we're pleased to hear you had a good experience.
Written October 11, 2021
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Www.lovetowander.co.uk
Birmingham, UK388 contributions
Consider booking the Circle Experience Tour if you want to walk inside the stones.
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had a great visit here - the first of the day, so quiet (September). Commentary is via QR codes you scan with your 'phone. There is a great photography exhibition - "Your Stonehenge" which has family photos going back many years when you could actually walk inside the stones and picnic there!
Written October 9, 2021
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK416 contributions
A decent enough freebie!
Aug 2021 • Family
Well, the second time I’ve been to Stonehenge & the second time I haven’t paid for the privilege. If you drive down Fargo Road & then Willoughby Road (bumpy, take it easy) then you can park relatively close & end up just North of the monument which leaves a short walk continuing along the road in the same direction then turn left onto along a public footpath which is signed which then turns towards the stones after 100 yards or so & then goes along ‘the other’ side of the wire fence from where all the paying tourists are, with the end result that you are within 50 meters or so of the stones. Close enough to get the jist I think. I’m happy with my free pics anyway. Nice if you can get there at sunset or sunrise (but I’m too lazy for sunrise).
Written October 8, 2021
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Jeannette S
United States1 contribution
Amazing Experience!
Oct 2021 • Couples
My bf and I went on the Stone Circle Experience, which allows you to actually walk inside and around the stones. It was a beautiful evening and we got some great sunset pictures. Josh, our guide, was highly knowledgeable, funny, and made the experience that much better. Shout out to Andy our driver as well :)
Written October 7, 2021
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