Houghton House


Historic Site
Off A344 Rd., Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE, United Kingdom
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    • 9:30 AM–6:30 PM

The true meaning of this ancient creation has been lost in time. Was it a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors carry the mighty stones from so far away and then build this amazing structure? It never fails to impr... (See all)


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  • GowithOh

    A great idea for a day trip from London - Stonehenge! Just 90 minutes from the capital!

    GowithOh · May 8, 2013
  • Dmitry B.

    An audio guide is an absolute must for this tour. Pick one up! Standard headphone fit it too. Convenient

    Dmitry B · October 8, 2010
  • STA Travel U.S.

    TRAVEL FACT: These well-known groups of standing stones are one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World.

    STA Travel U.S. · June 20, 2011
  •  ℋumorous

    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. ☺

     ℋumorous · June 14, 2012
  • Artem P.

    Surprisingly small.

    Artem Parshentsev · May 3, 2010
  • The End of The World

    Get the Portkey, and go to Quidditch World Cup!!

    The End of The World · December 20, 2011
  • Immersed English

    A magnificent sight amid the countryside of Wiltshire. Stop off in nearby Salisbury for some typical pub grub afterwards. Read more

    Immersed English · February 18, 2012
  • Viator.com

    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

    Viator.com · January 27, 2012
  • Gary H.

    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

    Gary Hemmings · April 2, 2010
  • Mike R.

    Mystical, a true wonder of England. Also makes a great stop on the way from Kent or London to Devon & Cornwall.

    Mike Russell · March 19, 2011
  • ARC

    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!

    ARC · November 20, 2011
  • @JaumePrimero

    It is said that this site was used as a burial ground for centuries. Things that make you go hmmm...

    @JaumePrimero · October 15, 2011
  • Cheryl G.

    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.

    Cheryl Goh · April 2, 2011
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    Tugce Kusbaz · February 23, 2014
  • Hreodgarcynn

    One of England's premier tourist attractions. Just how did they get there, and for what purpose do they stand?

    Hreodgarcynn · September 19, 2013
  • -T.

    Magical! Look at it from all points: you gotta see all the facets of the monument! -T.

    -T. · November 1, 2011
  • Tim M.

    Where the banshees live and they do live well.

    Tim Moore · January 1, 2011
  • Gary H.

    If King Arthur is picketing by the entrance then why not pop over, sign the petition, have a picture taken and buy the old warhorse a coffee. White with two please.

    Gary Hemmings · August 16, 2010
  • Paolo S.

    Get the audioguide, take care if weather is not good might be chilly

    Paolo Sona · May 1, 2012
  • A C.

    Personally I don't see what the fuss is about, the stones are no where as big as you'd think. If your close by view from the road!

    A Chorley · August 30, 2010
  • The British Monarchy

    The Earl and The Countess of Wessex visit Stonehenge in Wiltshire, 1 May 2014. Read more

    The British Monarchy · May 6, 2014
  • Ros47 D.

    Site of first recorded game of intergalactic dominoes. Should have picked up after ourselves but really didn't think the humans would make such a big deal out of this.

    Ros47 Delta · April 9, 2014
  • Paula Olivia R.

    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.

    Paula Olivia Racho · May 30, 2013
  • Caitlyn H.

    There are over 500 ancient artistocratic graves within a 3 mile radius of stonehenge. Keep an eye out for little burrows.

    Caitlyn Homer · January 14, 2011
  • Jenna H.

    Mystical! Exhilarating!

    Jenna H. · October 18, 2010
  • Jerome G.

    Its hot

    Jerome Gray · July 9, 2010
  • dannysullivan

    If you're going, try to book private access. Easy and much better. More here: Tour Stonehenge The Right Way — Private Access, http://daggle.com/tour-stonehenge-the-right-way-private-access-124 Read more

    dannysullivan · April 13, 2010
  • John Z.

    grait place old megalith cultur its magic Read more

    John Zugmaier · May 29, 2014
  • Tariq H.

    Listen carefully to the audio tour and try to take in the magnitude of what these ancient people did. It's truly amazing!

    Tariq Hossenbux · May 21, 2014
  • mokay

    entrance to the Pandorica

    mokay · October 24, 2013
  • Rachel

    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

    Rachel · April 14, 2013
  • Carlo M.

    Don't make this the highlight of your trip or you'll be sorely disappointed. Amazing place to visit, nonetheless.

    Carlo M · December 17, 2012
  • Stefano R.

    Mystical indeed, worth to pay a visit just TO see what's all about

    Stefano Rossi · June 10, 2012
  • Tim B.

    Smaller than I thought, drinks expensive and if you think I'm paying over 7 quid to not even touch it, you crazy mane

    Tim Biglowe · April 10, 2012
  • Jacqui C.

    definitely worth the visit. be sure to do the audio tour.

    Jacqui Chew · November 24, 2011
  • Saran

    Place u must visit

    Saran · July 28, 2011
  • Pedro S.

    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.

    Pedro Shade · January 9, 2011
  • Andrew W.

    I loved it here. Being able to see the remnants of history is better than just reading about it

    Andrew White · November 25, 2014
  • Akerath A.

    The Russian website shows pictures 'Stonehenge' has been built in 1954. Let's see this site http://beforeitsnews.com/blogging-citizen-journalism/2013/12/shock-1954-photos-show-stonehenge-being-built-2

    Akerath Ake · November 10, 2014
  • Helen W.

    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.

    Helen Whitten · October 11, 2014
  • Patrick V.

    Bit pricy, but worth a visit! Take the bus next to the visitors center. Much quicker!

    Patrick Van de Voort · August 19, 2014
  • Ian A.

    £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!

    Ian Agar · June 2, 2014
  • Richard L.

    Take visitor bus

    Richard Leeming · June 1, 2014
  • Georban

    Visita guíada y audio tour alrededor del misterioso Stonehenge.

    Georban · October 2, 2012
  • Anderson A.

    Vale a visita. Para quem gosta de história.

    Anderson Avila · June 8, 2014
  • Kris I.

    Все супер! 👏 только одевайтесь потеплее!!

    Kris Iu · March 21, 2014
  • Fernanda P.

    Simplesmente encantador. No inverno ou primavera leve um bom casaco pois o vento é forte!

    Fernanda Pacheco · May 14, 2012
  • HostelBookers.fr

    A ciel ouvert, le vent souffle très fort, couvrez-vous bien et surtout apportez un parapluie il y pleut souvent !

    HostelBookers.fr · April 20, 2012
  • Иван М.

    Утром друзья заволокли меня в это место, сказали, что это какая-то знаменитая достопримечательность. Очень хотел поиграть в городки с этими штуковинами, но меня оттащили.

    Иван Мухин · November 8, 2011
  • david alejandro a.

    Si visitas Londres, no puedes dejar de visitar este lugar, los tours mas cortos duran unas 5 horas.