Entrance to Stonehenge is via timed tickets granting 30 minutes of access. Visitors can view the stones up close and shuttle between observation areas. Travelers must book special tours outside regular opening hours to visit the Inner Circle and walk among the stones. Day tours from London often also stop at nearby attractions such as Oxford, Windsor Castle, Bath, Stratford-Upon-Avon, or the Cotswolds.
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Things to know before you go
Book in advance as lines can be long, and tickets may sell out quickly, especially in summer.
Audio guides are available in 10 languages.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the visitor center.
Stonehenge is on an open plain, so be prepared for unpredictable weather, wind, and rain.
The shuttle buses, visitor center, and stone-viewing areas are wheelchair-accessible.
Last admission is two hours before closing.
How to get there
Stonehenge is about 88 miles (142 kilometers) southwest of London, which as about two hours away by car. Most tours include round-trip transportation from London and offer pick-up from hotels or a central location. It’s also possible to take a paid shuttle bus from Salisbury rail station.
When to get there
Stonehenge is open year-round, but the most atmospheric time to visit is during the massive summer or winter solstice celebrations when entrance is free. Although visits are timed, the attraction can get crowded in summer, so arrive early or opt for a sunrise or sunset tour to experience the landmark when it's least crowded—and most photogenic.
Unraveling the mysteries of Stonehenge
Don't miss checking out the visitor center when you're in Stonehenge. Inside, visitors can see archaeological treasures unearthed at the site, gain unique perspectives through a 360-degree audio-visual display, and step inside a series of recreated Neolithic dwellings.
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