Stonehenge, one of the world’s great wonders is located just 8 miles from Salisbury.
The World Heritage Site is a must see. The prehistoric monument has stood impressive in the Wiltshire countryside for 4,500 years.
There are many theories about why Stonehenge was built, but no-one knows for certain.
A trip to Stonehenge isn’t complete without a visit to the Stone Circle. It is a masterpiece of engineering, and would have taken hundreds of people using only simple tools and technologies. You can walk around the outside of the circle with a general admission ticket or opt for a Stone Circle Experience which gives a unique opportunity to experience the famous monument up close. The visits take place outside of normal general admission opening hours and are subject to very limited availability.
The Visitor Centre houses an exhibition that allows visitors to discover the story of Stonehenge through a combination of cutting-edge audio-visual experiences and ancient objects. Over 250 archaeological objects and treasures discovered in the landscape, are displayed together at Stonehenge for the first time. Many of the items are on loan from Stonehenge museum partners, Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum.
The Stonehenge Café offers a range of food from soup to pasties and their world-famous Rock Cakes. All food is from locally-produced sources. There are vegan, dairy free and gluten free options. They have picnic ready products in sustainable takeaway packaging with dedicated picnic areas whether picnic is bought from the café or home.
Stop off at the Gift Shop to pick up some Stonehenge souvenirs and then take a walk around the Neolithic Houses and speak to the volunteers about what life might have been like 4,500 years ago.
Advanced booking to Stonehenge is essential.