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Stonehenge, Amesbury

Stonehenge is one of the world's most impressive prehistoric monuments. The construction of the ditch and surrounding embankment dates to 3100 BCE, and radiocarbon dating indicates that placement of the standing stones took place between 2400 and 2200 BCE. Spend time in the visitor's center before viewing the site. The interpretive displays and exhibits here tell stories about the monument and explain the popular debates about its possible prehistoric uses. These will help give you context to appreciate its significance--though the age-old question of how the giant standing stones got there remains unanswered. The cafe by the entrance provides a place to grab snacks before you proceed to the site by shuttle bus. Buy your tickets online before visiting to avoid waiting in line at the ticket kiosk, and check the weather forecast so that you can dress appropriately. Our Amesbury visit planner makes visiting Stonehenge and other Amesbury attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It is amazing to be and see a place with so much history on it, it was created 5000 years ago and is considered the main megalithic construction in the world. To get to the site there are two options, by private car or hiring a tour that will take you to the site, I hired Evans Evans tours and included the recommended tickets.
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  • You can only walk around the stones on a path and take pictures, but you cannot actually walk up to them, touch them or explore more closely.  more »
  • A must visit place. Its surprising to see that such heavy blocks of stone were placed here, centuries ago, to form a Sun dial to measure time. It is a mystery as to where the creators got such heavy blocks of stone and how they were brought here and placed in this manner. Cheers to the local administration for maintaining the site so very well. The place is a good 2 plus hour drive from Central London. There was hardly any traffic to reach this place and not many people seem to visit it, so the place is not very crowded. It was convenient to drive down to the place. There is sufficient parking at the place. Once you buy the ticket, a guide takes you in a coach right up to the site and gives a good explanation of the place. We visited the place in the afternoon and the light was quite good for photographs. Best to visit the place when its sunny, so you can walk around and spend some quality time in the peaceful surroundings. The well preserved place is a heritage site and rightly so. I will definitely want to visit it again on my next trip to London.
  • You can't go up and touch the stones or go inside the circle, but that is totally fine as they do this for historical preservation. You get to get fairly close and can walk all around the stones, and there is plenty of photo opportunities. The site itself is ran well, they run shuttles up and down from the parking lot, and have a great gift shop where you can get all the Stonehenge stuff you ever want.
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