The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to be mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design.
Experience the mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge
Enjoy a ride across the beautiful Salisbury Plain
Explore the Georgian streets and crescents of Bath
See some of the traditional villages of the west of England
What You'll Get
Stonehenge?" is a question that many people ask when considering traveling there from London.
Stonehenge is some ninety miles or so west of central London, in the county of Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain. The nearest town is Amesbury, the nearest public bus stop, two miles to the east.
The nearest large town to Stonehenge is Salisbury, 9.5 miles to the south, the nearest rail connection. Journey time will usually take around two hours from central London if using a tour bus, taking traffic into consideration.
There is one entry ticket to Stonehenge that covers the visitor center, shuttle, and access to Stonehenge. English Heritage strongly advises you to book your tickets in advance as Stonehenge is a very popular attraction with over a million visitors every year.
Tickets are timed, to thirty-minute time slots - this is the time in which you report to the ticket desk at the entrance to Stonehenge. Once you book your timed ticket online, you print out your confirmation and bring it with you.
The Stonehenge monument area itself has no shelter, (even at the shuttle terminus), no toilets and no refreshments.
The Stone Circle:
The site is very exposed, its better to bring that extra layer and unless there is no cloud in the sky think of what you will need if an unexpected shower of rain comes along, with no shelter from the elements available.
During normal opening hours, you cannot walk up to the stones themselves. The nearest you will get to the stones is about 10 yards, the monument being roped off by a low barrier,
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Bottled water
- Landing and facility fees
- Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 England
- Cotswolds, UK
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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The Fine Print
14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.