There are two ways to see the Stonehenge Inner Circle, either by a special inner circle tour or by applying for tickets through the English Heritage Website. Seeing the Stonehenge inner circle allows you to get up close to the stones with special access into the stone circle. Standard entrance tickets only allow you to see the stone circle from afar. Not only do Stonehenge inner circle viewings get you into the heart of the site, but they also take place at exclusive hours, outside normal general admission, and often at sunrise or sunset, the perfect time for travelling. Please note that if you wish to purchase tickets through English Heritage, it’s recommended to do so well in advance since tickets get sold out to see the Stonehenge inner circle.
How to see Stonehenge inner circle:
We offer several different tours to the Stonehenge inner circle. Stonehenge inner circles tours are very exclusive and offered on only a few select dates during the year.
Stonehenge Experience Tour (Private Group Viewing at Stonehenge)
This Stonehenge experience departs from London and includes rare access to the Stonehenge inner circle. Tours are offered at selected times throughout the year, with morning and evening departures. You can reach Salisbury easily, and there are convenient pick locations in London. With exclusive access when the site is closed to the general public, you’ll be joined on the tour by an expert guide who is highly knowledgeable about the archaeology of Stonehenge, having even written books about it! On this full-day visit, you’ll have the chance to see the most important parts of Stonehenge, including the inner circle, Durrington Walls, barrows, Cursors and a visit to the Visitors Centre, recreated neolithic village and cafe..
There is also another Inner Circle experience that includes dinner. You can see details via the link here
Stonehenge Special Group Access Tour (also includes visits to Bath & Lacock)
This Stonehenge special access tour departs from Central London and takes you into the inner circle. This exclusive tour with transportation and an expert guide is offered on selective dates throughout the year and does get sold out quickly! The tour visits Stonehenge in time to see the sunset, which is perhaps the most magical and best time of day to see Stonehenge. The tour also includes a visit to the Georgian City of Bath, where you’ll visit the ancient Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. This is followed by a visit to Lacock, a small village where you’ll have an early dinner in a traditional English pub. Finally, you’ll head to Stonehenge for an exclusive viewing of the inner circle.
There is another inner circle tour that operates on a few days each month. You can see details here
Private Tour Viewing at Dusk or Dawn
Another way to see the inner circle at Stonehenge is to take a special access private tour. You will be collected from your hotel in Central London to visit Stonehenge either in the early morning for opening times to the general public or at dusk after closing time for the general public. Contact us for more information.
English Heritage, which is in charge of running and preserving Stonehenge, does offer a limited number of tickets to the public to see the inner circle. These tickets sell out fast and you should apply well in advance! Tickets cost £47 for adults (18+) and £28.20 for children aged 5-17. Children under 5 years of age are free. These tickets tend to be offered at the best time of day to visit Stonehenge. You can see more information about an independent visit and apply for tickets.
We also offer a range of tours to Stonehenge, without access to the inner circle, but with passion and flair. Tours also combine a visit to nearby sites such as Bath, Windsor Castle and Oxford.