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“Worth the admission price”
Review of Stonehenge

Stonehenge
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US$22.85*
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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 2 May 2018

I understand that a lot of people aren't happy with the high-ish entrance fee, but it all goes towards conservation, so I won't complain.

This is the closest people have been able to get to the henge in quite some time, excluding solstice events. The area is well-kept and easy to get around, even if the car park was a bit of a drive from the highway after you've spotted the rocks on the road.

The bus service is a great way to get all of us visitors back and forth, and there is also a short walk you can take from the top of the hill to the spot. It's lovely, even in high wind and spotty rain.

As a photographer, one of the things I appreciated most about the viewing area and path around the henge was the varying distances to the stones, and the hill - perfect for eliminating people from the photo, if you choose or can wait just a bit longer.

Thank gcincinnati
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I went on Sunday April 29th at around 6 pm.

We did this as part of a tour through the company, Premium Tours. We did a sunset tour which included visits to Lacock and Bath, and after we got to visit Stonehenge after it is closed to the public, so we were actually able to step off the path and go into the inner ring.

Stonehenge is really amazing, and I can't imagine someone not being wow-ed by it. This is actually like the second henge built in this spot with the first being made out of wood, and then they delivered the rocks about 1,000 years later. It was super fascinating and the tour was definitely worth it. Though I did see that many people got away with not paying the entrance fee and instead driving up to a road along it, and then walking outside the fence. If you pay the entrance fee (like 20 pounds) you can walk alongside a path, that would walk you completely around the henge. If you don't pay the fee and stand outside the gate, you still have good views of it, but you can't walk completely around. And if you pay for certain tours, then you can walk INSIDE the henge.

p.s. it was super cold and windy and I almost froze. Please dress warm.

1  Thank Katie B
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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.

Thank Cappacino_Girl
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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.

1  Thank AJ095
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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.

Thank Russ F
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