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Stonehenge with fewest crowds?

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Stonehenge with fewest crowds?

My 13-yr-old daughter and her grandmother will be visiting the UK the last week of June. Can anyone recommend the best way to visit Stonehenge without being overwhelmed by the crowds? I saw a great recommendation for a sunset tour, but it looks like it's unavailable that week. They'll be staying in London and going out for a day trip.


Edited: 11:28 am, March 18, 2012
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1. Re: Stonehenge with fewest crowds?

If they'll be taking a coach trip, then they'll be with the masses. If they're able to take the train from London to Salisbury (no need to buy tickets in advance) then they could spend the day in Salisbury (worth it) and take the Stonehenge Tour bus out late in the day, arriving about 4pm, say. Most of the big tour buses will have gone, and it's not usually so crowded in the last hour. Make sure they get the last Stonehenge bus back to Salisbury (or take the number of a local taxi firm)!

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2. Re: Stonehenge with fewest crowds?

Good advice above - also, bear in mind that it;s the solstice on 21st so there could still be lots of extra folks around during the beginning of your trip - keep Stonehenge for the end if possible!

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3. Re: Stonehenge with fewest crowds?

Peak time for tour coaches is 10am to 3.30pm. Outside of that time it is less crowded but no guarentee it will be quiet. There is every chance of three or four coaches of language school kids pulling in half an hour before closing as per their ambitious schedule.

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4. Re: Stonehenge with fewest crowds?

It is a bit of a toilet stop for many people!

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5. Re: Stonehenge with fewest crowds?

To be honest, anyone visiting Stonehenge for the first time, especially a visitor from abroad, would be appalled at the lack of facilities at one of Britain's top tourist destinations. A car park and a scattering of portakabins.

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