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Stonehenge

Nr Amesbury, Wilts, SP4 7DE
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Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire
  • Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire
  • Stonehenge seen from above, © ENGLISH HERITAGE
  • Stonehenge at Sunset or Sunrise  © ENGLISH HERITAGE
  • Stonehenge visitor centre in Wiltshire
  • The sun shining at Stonehenge
  • A family visiting Stonehenge visitor centre

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About

Stonehenge stands impressively as a prehistoric monument of unique importance, a World Heritage Site, surrounded by remains of ceremonial and domestic structures - some older than the monument itself. Many of these features - earthworks, burial mounds and other circular ‘henge’ monuments - are accessible by road or public footpath. Stonehenge’s orientation on the rising and setting sun has always been one of its remarkable features. Whether this was simply because the builders came from a sun-worshipping culture, or because - as some scholars believe - the circle and its banks were part of a huge astronomical calendar, remains a mystery.

The stone circle itself forms the highlight of any visit to the World Heritage Site and is not to be missed. However, the Stonehenge Visitor Centre completes a day out at this world-famous monument. With museum-quality exhibitions showcasing many items on loan from nearby museums – the Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum as well as a changing special exhibition the interpretation and significance of Stonehenge is more detailed than ever before. You can even stand inside the incredible audio-visual 360 degree stone circle experience allowing you to get a sense of standing inside Stonehenge.

The visitor centre is complete with a spacious gift shop housing a variety of souvenirs and locally produced crafts and collectables alongside a café catering to all dietary requirements and serving up delicious rock cakes and luxury hot chocolates.  End your visit with a walk around the Neolithic Houses and speak to the knowledgeable volunteers to understand how the people of Stonehenge may have lived, and if you are feeling strong enough try pulling a replica Sarsen stone to see how you would have fared in the building of Stonehenge.

Please note that online pre-booking is the only way to guarantee entry on the day and time of your choice and therefore highly recommended. Limited tickets are available on the day.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Advance Ticket (Non Gift Aid) - Adult£19.00 per ticket
Child Advance Ticket (Non Gift Aid) - Child£11.40 per ticket
Concession Advance Ticket (Non Gift Aid) - Concession£17.10 per ticket
Family Advance Ticket (Non Gift Aid) 2 + 3 - Family£49.40 per ticket

Above prices are for pre-booked tickets via green button above through VisitWiltshire (advance booking is strongly recommended to guarantee entry) English Heritage and National Trust members admitted free. Please note: All Travel Trade, paying group and education group visits must be pre-booked.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A303. Stonehenge entrance is on A334 - accessible via A303 or A360.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest rail station is Salisbury. Bus: The Stonehenge Tour bus from Salisbury Rail or central Salisbury.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch audio guide
  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide
  • Italian audio guide
  • Japanese audio guide
  • Mandarin audio guide
  • Polish audio guide
  • Russian audio guide
  • Spanish audio guide

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering - A 110-seater counter service café serves hot and cold drinks, soup, sandwiches, cakes, salads and other sweet and savoury delicacies. Visitors can enjoy countryside views while eating delicious food, either inside or outside, where there is additional seating and tables for 60 people under the dappled shade of the canopy roof.

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages - Audio Commentary in English and Foreign Languages, subject to availability and a fee.
  • Dogs Accepted - Assistance dogs welcome throughout. Dogs on leads allowed around the outside of the visitor centre. Dogs also welcome on National Trust land.
  • Open all year
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking - Parking is available on site. This is free to English Heritage members and Stonehenge ticket holders. A parking ticket is required if you are not visiting Stonehenge itself. These can be bought from ticket kiosks on site.

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - A 2 hour visit is recommended. This provides sufficient time to explore the visitor centre, with its internal and external exhibitions and its greatly improved facilities, and to take the 20-minute round-trip journey to and from the Stone Circle.
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Mandarin printed material
  • Russian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Education group visits must be pre-booked, call +44 (0) 370 333 0606 for further details.

Opening Times

Open New Year

* 26 Dec & 1 Jan, 10am-5pm
24-25 Dec Closed

2018 Closed days-
20th June
21st June
24th December
25th December
On the 22nd June for Summer Solstice it will not open until 11:30

Last admission is 2 hours before the advertised closing time.

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