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Review of Stonehenge

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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Amesbury
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the most important survivals of prehistoric England, Stonehenge consists of a group of huge rough-cut stones, some more than 20 feet high, arranged in two concentric circles.
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We went to Stonehenge in April 2018 and it was already getting full with bus loads of tourists from the UK and abroad as well as school children. We had a timed entrance which no doubt helped to spread the number on the site at any one time out considerably and yet it as still bustling. The stones need no introduction I think but we took the audio tour which besides giving the facts as far as they are known also included interviews with people with more shall we say exotic ideas as to the nature and purpose of the site. You cannot touch the stones and are kept well away but it is still possible to take good photos.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Expected more. But that is ok. It is an historical place, we visited it, we enjoyed it. Shuttle service was helpful.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is a good day out of the city. It's a nice bus ride through rural England that ends at Stonehenge. To most it looks like a pile of rocks but to those of us who get it its an amazing ancient site full of mystery. Bring money...the gift shop across the street has great things to bring home.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Russ F
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

So, this review is two fold as I'll give you my husbands thought as well.

We visited Stonehenge with a small group tour (8 of us) so we were given a lot of history about the site before arrival. We were both excited until we go there. I was in awe ... standing there truly pondering how Stonehenge become what it is, while my husband stood there, very upset saying, "All of this to stare at a bunch of rocks." Needless to say, I was bummed out that he felt that way but I guess after a long ride, cold and windy weather and shuttling you to the site in overcrowded buses, IF it wasn't what I expected, I'd be a little irritated too.

You will get out of it what you are willing to imagine. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site but if you don't know the history or why it is even on the list, it may just seem like "a bunch of rocks."

Tips: The site gets very crowded. We were there the first week in October and it was cool but not cold - until we got to the site. There is nothing else around so the wind is strong which makes it even colder! Dress in lots of layers or take a jacket so you can enjoy!

There are no restrooms once you go up to the site.

Read up on Stonehenge so you'll have an understanding of it's history.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Me and my wife have wanted to see these stones for a very long time the view of the stones from the a303 is great! Should of left it at that but we decided to take a closer look. £5 parking £17.50 entry per person, i still couldn't go and touch the stones. Extortionate price cafe too. Another world heritage site turned into a tourist trap

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Andy-fin-c
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