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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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  • We visited Stonehenge as part of our bus tour. This was quite a site to see. During our visit there was snow on the ground which they said doesn't happen except every few years. This was cool, but ver...  more »
  • We visited stonehenge recently and had a lovely morning. The museum is very informative and the school kids were fascinated with the little wattle and daub village outside. A bus takes you to the site...  more »
  • The incredible history - and mystery - of Stonehenge cannot be understated, but, sadly, the modern visitors' centre, the ferrying coaches, the large gift shop, and the many many tourists combine to ma...  more »
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  • Atmospheric landmark with excellent new visitor center. Frequent buses run between the visitor center and the stones, but it is worth walking to get a feel for the area. Free audio guides or an audio tour app are available, and the path takes visitors close to the stones, giving an excellent view. The visitor includes impressive recreations of huts and stones like those used in the circle, along with offering refreshments and ample parking.
  • The stones get 5 stars, when I first visited in 1976 you were able to walk amongst the stones. Today you understandably can't to this. The number of visitors now makes it necessary to protect the area. The whole site now is a commercial operation with horrendous entrance fee if £18 per person. Join English heritage or historic Scotland to get free entry. This was once a magical place now sadly devoid of any atmosphere. Go to Avebury for more feeling or better still go to Orkney and the Ring of Bridger and standing stones of stemmed for a far more magical experience. Go quickly though before they go the way of Stonehenge. So my rating is 5 stars for the stones how can you not be impressed by Neolithic engineering but only 1 star for the now sterile visitor experience.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Museum was informative and had lots of things to look at. Shuttle buses run all the time. Nice food area. Very clean everywhere. friendly staff especially the ladies in the shop who went out of their way to get something that my son wanted that was not in stock. Well worth a visit
  • Great place to visit. But its a circus now. Its closed off and used as a piggy bank. Better to make reservations in advance. A set number of people are allowed a day. Entry £19.30 adult. On the web you could get a few pounds discount. (Google maps are outdated for that area).
  • It's Stonehenge what more can I say. If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable experience at Stonehenge come here for spring/autumn equinox or summer/winter solstice. This enables you to get right up to the stones, whereas on a normal day you're made to look from afar. You'll also get to witness and participate in pagan/druid rituals and celebrations, watch the sun rise, and experience a truly unique atmosphere that you'll be writing rave reviews on Google about!
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