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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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  • Visited Stonehenge today and we were all satisfied. The visitor center looks excellent, and the staff is extremely friendly. The bus drivers are also quite friendly and bring you very quickly to Stonehenge itself. There are cheaper (free) ways to visit that forms the whole Stonehenge, but then you have to go out of their way and you stand on distance behind a fence to watch the stones. When money is an issue, I can understand this. But when that is not the case and you wear the National Trust, then you pay just those few dozen euros. There is also a lot of money invested by the National Trust in Stonehenge and there is a lot of staff around. Stonehenge itself is very worth it. Despite that it was busy, we have hardly stood in line. Of course we had ordered tickets ahead of time digital.
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  • All these sites are expensive to get into. We visited Avebury and joined the National trust as we were going to other properties and it worked out cheaper. We got in here free otherwise you pay for pa...  more »
  • Joined for the duration of the holiday by English heritage and with it you can visit and they cost a lot thankfully no obstacle to this beauty. Go Nice on time or late afternoon to t then t not so busy. Beautiful history and the only Stonehenge in the world with lying stones. You must have seen!!
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  • Very cool place. Definitely crowded with tourists but it surprisingly wasn't as bad as I expected. You'll have to park and then take the shuttle up unless you want to walk about 20 minutes each way. You can't get too close to the stones anymore but there's some nice photo opportunities from all sides, as well as an optional audio tour and some informative signs posted. There's also a gift shop with the standard variety of gifts. I would've loved to get the beer sampler but trying to have it not break in my luggage would've been a nightmare unfortunately.
  • YES, go and see one of the top spiritual sites that are this easily accessible! Early morning is the best if you want the place "to yourself"! I do wish we were allowed to go closer to feel the energy more, however the whole area is very spectacular! Can't wait to go back during the summer to check out crop circles also 👽
  • Very interesting place, informative. Wonderful experience. You get to listen to the history behind the stones and area while enjoying the view. At the time of my visit there were a lot of shiny beetles that I admire and love. Also lots of crows in the packing area.
  • Beautiful site, but very busy with tourist. Booking line is usually busy they say, but try and book.in advance to safe time.. the booking office and The actual site is far away.. but there is free shuttle service or you can walk there too. The cafeteria is not that great but the only place there to eat and drink. Staff are nice.. and Stonehenge site is beautiful and facinating.
  • Had a great time at Stonehenge! Such an amazing experience to see it in person. we visited on a day that was very busy. The lines for the buses to get to the stones was about a 30 minute wait. The line to get back to the Visitors Center must have been about a 45 minute wait. I can't say for sure because we decided to walk distance. There should have been more buses running to accommodate the large crowds. Once you get your device for the audio tour BEGIN LISTENING TO IT! If you wait till you get to the stones you'll be there all day. The audio tour is very informative but once I got to the stones I just wanted to enjoy the views & enjoy the experience. Lastly, try the sausage roll in the Visitor Center!

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