Stonehenge - A Visitor's Guide
Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its sophisticated stone circles. It’s considered one of the greatest prehistoric locations in the world that dates back thousands of years. In fact, this Neolithic site is over 5,000 years old, and even today is admired for its incredible structure and engineering. Its stone circles continue to cause much mystery, as people debate why it was built, what was it used for, and how such an impressive site came into being.
Whilst Stonehenge is situated about a 1-hour drive from London, accessing the site can be difficult, with little public transport options. The best way to visit is through a bus tour, like one of Tourist England’s guided tours.
A popular and cost effective way of visiting Stonehenge is to take a tour. Since a visit typically lasts around 90 minutes, many visitors combined their trip with some of the nearby attractions.
Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath Tour:
Our most popular tour going to Stonehenge, Windsor Castle & Bath from London. This is the perfect tour for those who want to get a real feel for England outside of London. The tour departs every day from Central London and includes an expert guide, transportation and lunch. Start the day with a visit Windsor Castle, home to the British Royal Family. This is followed by a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Stonehenge. The final stop of the day is Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, starting with a panoramic tour of the city and then followed by free time to explore.
Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds & Bath:
Another best-selling tour which goes to Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Bath. You’ll start the day with a visit to Stonehenge, accompanied by an expert tour guide and traveling in luxury transportation. Following the visit, we head to Bath, with some free time to explore the city and time to get lunch in one of the excellent restaurants or cafes. Following lunch, we take a breathtaking drive through the Cotswolds countryside, one of the most beautiful region of England. Our final destination, is Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. You’ll have the chance to visit the school where he grew up in a behind-the-scenes-tour, followed afternoon tea with scones and champagne!
Other Ways to get to Stonehenge:
Stonehenge is located in the Wiltshire countryside, about 90 miles from London. There are several other ways of getting to Sonehenge from London, including by shuttle bus, car, day tour and public transport.
- Tourist England offers a Stonehenge shuttle bus that departs in the morning and the afternoon from Central London. This is the easiest and cost effective way of getting to Stonehenge without taking a fully guided tour. The shuttle bus includes an entrance ticket to Stonehenge as well as an audio-guide.
- Stonehenge can be accessed via the A360 at Airman’s Corner. The Post Code for Stonehenge is SP4 7DE. Many visitors choose to rent a car in order to easily explore Stonehenge and the surrounding areas.
- Trains run from London to Salisbury on the South Western train line. From Salisbury train station (approx. 12 miles away) take a bus or alternatively taxi. Other nearby stations include Warminster, Grately and Andover.
You can also book Stonehenge tickets with advance timed entry slots. This is the best option if you are looking to visit Stonehenge and have your own car to get there.