How, Why and Where You Should Visit Stonehenge in England
Stonehenge is, arguably, one of the most famous pre-historic monuments in England. Situated in the countryside of Wiltshire, this impressive archaeological site still remains one of the UK’s most popular sites to visit. Whether you’re visiting London, or if you’re visiting Southern England for the first time – Stonehenge is a relatively easy monument to include on your travel itinerary.
Take a look below at some of the top reasons why you should visit Stonehenge:
Although Stonehenge doesn’t have it’s own train station, or even scheduled public transport, there are literally hundreds of ways you can get directly to this historical site with total ease.
If you drive, renting a car can be the most convenient option – with the drive being around 2 hours from central London and less than an hour from the other popular cities of Bath, Bristol and Salisbury. If you don’t drive, there is a range of private tour options that’ll take you directly to the site, though, these can be a little more pricey and not always the most economical way to make your journey to the site.
The nearest train station to Stonehenge is Salisbury, which is around 14km to the site itself. From here you can hail a cab or join one of the private tour groups that depart from Salisbury every day.
Who Should Visit?
Everyone! No literally… Stonehenge is one impressive site that should be included on everyone’s trip to southern England. Its history, heritage and site make this one pretty epic place that is great to learn about.
There are loads of things to see and do when visiting Stonehenge. Obviously, you’ve got to visit the historic circle that dates back almost 5,000 years! Then there’s the Neolithic house that you can explore, along with the Stonehenge exhibition and the ancient, English landscape. There’s also a local café and restaurant that serves up some delicious regional cuisine…including some rather delicious Cornish pasties! Yum!
Try to make your visit early in the morning or just before last entry. Queues are smaller then and you’ll have much less people around the historic site too!
How Long Do I Need to Visit?
To discover the whole site and the exhibitions, give yourself around 3-4 hours – this will give you plenty of time to absorb the whole site and truly enjoy Stonehenge.
So what are you waiting for?