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Stonehenge, Amesbury

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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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  • I’ve always wanted to visit Stonehenge and am happy to say it exceeded my expectations. We went on an ‘after hours’ tour, which included the most beautiful sunset and the chance to walk amongst the... 
    I’ve always wanted to visit Stonehenge and am happy to say it exceeded my expectations. We went on an ‘after hours’ tour, which included the most beautiful sunset and the chance to walk amongst the...  more »
  • Wonderful visit to this magical historic site & we enjoyed every minute & it was so good to see all International visitors there, all the staff were good & we enjoyed visiting the shop & cafe. We... 
    Wonderful visit to this magical historic site & we enjoyed every minute & it was so good to see all International visitors there, all the staff were good & we enjoyed visiting the shop & cafe. We...  more »
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  • Stonehenge was a once in a lifetime experience. It does have a lot of people but expected with such a legendary location. The visitor center was nice and clean. If able to, suggest you walk back-and-forth to the location. 1.2 miles each way. Take the path through the pasture for a nicer experience on the return journey.
  • Glorious sunshine for the start of our visit.. Spoke to Charles who was a visitor guide who turned out to be the font of all knowledge.. He turned out to be a lovely chap.. Friendly and very helpful.. We skipped the bus and walked to the site... Lovely countryside.. Not so sure... if the weather had been miserable. Saw the stones which was an impressive sight.. Skipped the bus again and walked back... Had a picnic in the sunshine... Clean toilets and friendly staff... Thank you...

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