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“Average place to visit”
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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“Average place to visit”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Took the hope on and off Stonehenge Tour bus. Besides the stones, there is nothing much to see out there. We skipped paying the entrance fees after reading other reviews.
The minus point was that there were no sheltered area to rest (not even the cafe is covered) during the rain. The bus ran hourly, so it a long wait in the rain and cold.

Visited December 2012
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“Arrive early to be ahead of the crowd....”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

I believe most of the visitors there will not care much about the real history and significance of the place. They go there because it is one of the most well known tourist site for the United Kingdom, similar to the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

However because there are quite a lot of tourists there most of the time it is very hard to take a photo of with the Stonehenge. So if you get in there early and be the first few to get in the morning you can walk ahead of the crowd and take good pictures.

You probably will spend about 1-2 hr there because there is really nothing much more to see. Since it is at about 2 hrs drive from London you better plan ahead and visit some other sites while you are in that direction.

Visited October 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“very poor communication towards the public”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We really wanted to see it, being our first long visit outside London with a big family of 8 people.
So we prepared from time and looked on the internet for opening times and news.
Once we got there after a 2:30 hours ride with a rented car, we were told the site is closed... so nothing to see.
We asked why was this not advertised and they said it is on the website. As we had smartphones with us we looked for the closing announcement... go figure, there was none (at least we did not pay for the entrance :) )

Visited January 2013
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“Interesting place but, plan other stops if you are traveling from London”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stonehenge is about an hour from London so if you make the trip you should plan other stops such as the city of Bath and/or Windsor Castle the same day. If you plan your day right you will have plenty of time to visit all three places in one day. Don't be surprised if It only take you 30 minutes to take in the entire Stonehenge site and be aware that you will not be walking within the actual monument and can only view it from a path that circles it. The path is about 30 yards from Stonehenge at its closest point.

I heard that there may be special tours you can book that let you enter the monument and walk around the ruins at sunrise or sunset. Check before you go but, I don't think I missed anything by not going into the monument.

Interesting place, worth the visit and one more very famous historic site you can check off your bucket list.

Visited September 2012
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“bit disapointing!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

you have to see it for what it is, its a historic monument that only a true historian can apreciate!
its in the middle of nowhere,with nothing else near it. if you go when its bad weather it really quite a depressing place to be. there are some quaint little towns not far from it,such as taunton and sommerton. but to be honest,if you go to stonehenge to entertain the family then you wont be there more than 15 mins!

Visited January 2013
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