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  • JNET
    "Download the app or pick up an audio guide :)"(11 Tips)
    James B.
    "fenced area."(9 Tips)
    Helen W.
    "henge is 1.4 miles from the visitor centre."(4 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 Aug 19
  • James B.
    James BrothersSeptember 16, 2016
    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...
  • Mark G.
    Mark GouldsmithNovember 11, 2016
    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!
  • 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
  • GowithOh
    GowithOhMay 8, 2013
    A great idea for a day trip from London - Stonehenge! Just 90 minutes from the capital!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Susana N.
    Susana NobreMay 4, 2016
    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 ❤️
  • 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!
  • 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!)
  • 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.
  •  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. ☺
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Olly S.
    Olly StedallJuly 9, 2016
    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.
  • Mag T.
    Mag TYDecember 6, 2016
    Lovely revisit after some 20 years. New Visitors centre and bus area require shuttle service to the stones
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Paul H.
    Paul HolbaApril 19
    Get there early and use the "side road" behind the structure. The head up the road to the larger and more interactive area.
  • Juul S.
    Juul Spee2 weeks ago
    The free audio guide app is not the one linked to from the WiFi landing page (the generic English Heritage one), but a dedicated app for Stonehenge. Get that one and bring your headphones.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Eugene A.
    Eugene AuJune 2
    Learn briefly the history at the visitor centre first and follow the audio guide. Join the Stonehenge Tour buses from Salisbury if you don't have a car.
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngenAugust 18, 2016
    The site itself is pretty but the perspective of the time that has elapsed since the place was built is what makes it amazing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick Van de VoortAugust 19, 2014
    Bit pricy, but worth a visit! Take the bus next to the visitors center. Much quicker!
  • Antoine L.
    Antoine LefebvreMarch 29, 2016
    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.
  • JNET
    JNETSeptember 4, 2014
    Free wifi at the visitor center. Download the app or pick up an audio guide :)
  • 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!
  • Hams S.
    Hams SoloSeptember 8, 2015
    Spectacular. Ten thousand years old and can still accurately calculate the calendar year.
  • Hector B.
    Hector BarocioMarch 19, 2015
    Great place, the exhibition is great. Be mindful about weather is usually very windy at the stones..
  • Jack N.
    Jack NevinSeptember 9, 2014
    amazing place!! really makes you think about your reasons for existing and the meaning of life.....
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Endre F.
    Endre FejesOctober 5, 2014
    Look for special occasions when you can walk amongst the stones! The place is spectacular anyway though.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Josh T.
    Josh TaroliSeptember 2, 2016
    The stone circle itself is a bit disappointing, but it's definitely worth a visit!
  • 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!
  • 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:)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Paul E.
    Paul EdwardsMay 5, 2013
    Grab an audio guide. They're free with admission. Very interesting history described.
  • 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
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