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Stonehenge

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  • Michael W.
    "closest to the stones at the beginning"(17 Tips)
    Gary H.
    "There is a mistake in the audio guide - see if you can spot it."(9 Tips)
    James B.
    "fenced area."(9 Tips)
    Areej Q.
    "Amazing!!! Especially loved the audio tour! (:"(5 Tips)
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  • Helen W.
    Helen WhittenOctober 11, 2014
    You can walk to the henge for free. If the entrance fee prevents you from visiting, the henge is 1.4 miles from the visitor centre. The view is more restricted then paying visitors but still worth it.
    Upvoted Sep 16
  • James B.
    James BrothersSeptember 16
    You don't HAVE to pay. There is a footpath that takes you along the side of the fenced area. Not quite as close as the ticketed walk & doesn't include the audio guide but still...
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • GowithOh
    GowithOhMay 8, 2013
    A great idea for a day trip from London - Stonehenge! Just 90 minutes from the capital!
  • Ian A.
    Ian AgarJune 2, 2014
    £14.99 to get in!!! We parked on a dirt road nearby, climbed a fence, crossed a field and got as close as the security guards would let us. Better story and it was free!
  • Rachel
    RachelApril 14, 2013
    We arrived at 6pm couldnt enter the car park so we Just parked the car at the road side and walk across the road towards the fence. Remember to bring a portable chair or ladder to take pic. :p
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LiOctober 11, 2012
    Don't bottleneck at the beginning. Once you move in a little people disperse so you won't have to wait forever to take a picture. However the best (or closest) views are in the first 1/4 or 1/3
  • Steven A.
    Steven AskwithAugust 10, 2014
    If you are willing to walk to the site and don't want an audio guide or see the exhibition, you save the entry price: just walk past the ticket office and not pay, no appears to check on busy days.
  • Mark G.
    Mark Gouldsmith3 weeks ago
    To get the most of it, go into the museum and also listen to the audio tour. The official app includes it. Don't try to sneak in or you will kindly get escorted out, saw it happen!
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousJune 14, 2012
    It is best to first view the Stonehenge in silence from all angles then if you wish to use the audio tour, your own headphones will fit the jack. ☺
  • Michael W.
    Michael WAugust 27, 2013
    Audio tip useful. You are closest to the stones at the beginning of your tour- probably the best time for photos (depending on the sunlight of course!)
  • Mark T.
    Mark TimmsMay 30, 2010
    Best approach is from the small village, Lake. Its a 30minute walk across the fields but far more peaceful and better than the traffic island that is the approach from the A303
  • Susana N.
    That place is just amazing! Breads story, humanity challenge, emotions... Can't wait to come back! I wish I can do camping in here over night!!! As a English Heritage member... I strongly recommend ❤️
  • Cams E.
    Cams EscallonJune 26, 2013
    It's an amazing and magical place. You have to pay for the entrance but you get a free audioguide with your tickets.
  • Tariq H.
    Tariq HossenbuxMay 21, 2014
    Listen carefully to the audio tour and try to take in the magnitude of what these ancient people did. It's truly amazing!
  • Kasia B.
    Kasia BorzymowskaSeptember 6, 2012
    Nice place! Really would like to touch it but seeing it is great experience as well. Can't understand greedy ppl which travel there only to take a pic standing next to the fence lol must go in!
  • Yarn L.
    Yarn LamApril 5, 2015
    Plug in your headphones into the audio guide and you'll be hands free to listen and take pictures at the same time.
  • Claudio V.
    Claudio ValerioOctober 1, 2011
    Go there very early, when it has just opened, you'll be able to take great pictures without the lot of people that are usually in.
  • Olly S.
    Either (A) Don't pay & walk from visitor's centre to view it from behind the fence, or (B) Pay 4 full tour that gets you inside circle & tells you the full history. Waste of money to pay & skip tour.
  • T W.
    T WSeptember 7, 2013
    Before you go, apply for after hours access INTO Stonehenge at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk. Otherwise you have to view from several 100 feet away during normal hours with the tour buses.
  • Viator.com
    Viator.comJanuary 27, 2012
    The town of Salisbury is 8 miles south and the beautiful medieval Salisbury Cathedral is a must. The famous Magna Carta is also housed there. Read more
  • Marie-Anne R.
    Marie-Anne RamondAugust 23, 2013
    The nearest train station to get there is Salisbury (only 90 minutes from London Waterloo). Then you can take a "Stonehenge tour bus" at the Salisbury station to get on the site. It's magic.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HemmingsApril 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Smaller than most expect. Why not go for a walk in the surrounding Stonehenge landscape. Check out The Cursus, Woodhenge and Durrington Walls - the largest henge in Britain. Read more
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick Van de VoortAugust 19, 2014
    Bit pricy, but worth a visit! Take the bus next to the visitors center. Much quicker!
  • Marianne S.
    Marianne SenatoreOctober 4, 2015
    Nice, but too expensive (around £15)! Go by your own car in the morning, when its not too crowded, and see it for free beyond the fence.
  • HaeAn S.
    HaeAn SungMarch 23, 2015
    Visit exhibition first and take shuttle bus to go to see the stones. Then you will more enjoy the site. Very interesting.
  • Antoine L.
    It's possible to park in a side road and see it from not too far rather than pay the £16.50. Free for English Heritage Members though.
    Upvoted Sep 16
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngenAugust 18
    The site itself is pretty but the perspective of the time that has elapsed since the place was built is what makes it amazing.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TApril 7, 2015
    More interested in how they got there and they built them rather than the actual structure itself, which is frankly a little underwhelming.
  • Paula Olivia R.
    Paula Olivia RachoMay 30, 2013
    One off the bucket list. It was freezing cold when we went there so make sure to bring a jacket, ear muffs and hand gloves.
  • Rory E.
    Rory ElrickAugust 8, 2011
    Don't bother paying the admission or car park fee, you can park in the street next to it and then walk over to the fence. You're getting the same view as the people who have paid and saved some money!
  • Maria K.
    Maria KöhlerApril 18, 2015
    It's just a bunch of rocks but I'd still recommend everyone to go there at least once. I was really impressed.
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro ShadeJanuary 9, 2011
    Make sure you listen to the audio guide. It is brilliant if you can work yourself into the mood. Time it so the sun sets 1h15 after you get in.
  • ARC
    ARCNovember 20, 2011
    Mystical, a true wonder of England. Also makes a great stop on the way from Kent or London to Devon & Cornwall.By coach from victoria station or rideing a car,don't miss it!
  • Simone
    SimoneJune 16, 2014
    Disappointing... Or how you can turn a sacred place dedicated to nature cycles into a cash-machine. Behind the "official" path is free path that can get you closer but not that close - ask locals.
  • Hector B.
    Hector BarocioMarch 19, 2015
    Great place, the exhibition is great. Be mindful about weather is usually very windy at the stones..
  • Hams S.
    Hams SoloSeptember 8, 2015
    Spectacular. Ten thousand years old and can still accurately calculate the calendar year.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RodriguezJuly 5, 2012
    Certainly worth it, although would love to get the tour that goes inside, if such a thing exists. Next time!
  • Endre F.
    Endre FejesOctober 5, 2014
    Look for special occasions when you can walk amongst the stones! The place is spectacular anyway though.
  • Jack N.
    Jack NevinSeptember 9, 2014
    amazing place!! really makes you think about your reasons for existing and the meaning of life.....
  • JNET
    JNETSeptember 4, 2014
    Free wifi at the visitor center. Download the app or pick up an audio guide :)
  • Ignacio R.
    Ignacio RuizJune 21, 2015
    If you going from Reading-Pewsey on train, don't mind the map that refers bus stop B. Plan to walk 5min and get to Bus Stop C by the fire station
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NaylorSeptember 1, 2013
    Really good if you are an English Heritage member as you go straight through. Think it will be enhanced once the visitors center is built
  • Josh T.
    Josh TaroliSeptember 2
    The stone circle itself is a bit disappointing, but it's definitely worth a visit!
  • Cheryl G.
    Cheryl GohApril 2, 2011
    You might be a little disappointed because the real thing looks smaller than expected but still whip out your camera-Stonehenge against a clear blue sky is very picturesque.
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MDecember 17, 2012
    Don't make this the highlight of your trip or you'll be sorely disappointed. Amazing place to visit, nonetheless.
  • Emylee
    EmyleeSeptember 12, 2014
    Love the new layout. You get to see the stones so much closer now. Well worth seeing it for the fourth time:)
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteNovember 25, 2014
    I loved it here. Being able to see the remnants of history is better than just reading about it
  • Tatyana Z.
    Tatyana ZailerAugust 29, 2015
    Stonehenge is not the only monument at this place. There are at least 5 more monuments a mile from the main attraction. You can find a path to them on the photographs near Stonehenge main stones.
  • Immersed English
    Immersed EnglishFebruary 18, 2012
    A magnificent sight amid the countryside of Wiltshire. Stop off in nearby Salisbury for some typical pub grub afterwards. Read more
  • Paul E.
    Paul EdwardsMay 5, 2013
    Grab an audio guide. They're free with admission. Very interesting history described.
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