Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. It was built in several stages: the first monument was an early henge monument, built about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC. In the early Bronze Age many burial mounds were built nearby.
Today, along with Avebury, it forms the heart of a World Heritage Site, with a unique concentration of prehistoric monuments.
Prices and opening times for Stonehenge.
Stonehenge open daily from 9:30AM to 5:00PM From 16 October 2017 - 29 March 2018 & From 30 March 2018 - 15 October 2018 open daily from 9:00AM to 8:00PM.
Admission prices for Stonehenge.
- Adult (16-59) £17.50
- Child (5-15) £10.50
- Senior/Student (16-18-60+) £15.80.
- Stonehenge Audio Guides £3.50
At Stonehenge now they are charging £3.50 for the Audio Guides which is payable on your arrival at Stonehenge but if you go on to the App Store on Apple or Google Store you can download Stonehenge app for free which acts as an Audio Guide and you do not need the Internet to listen to the Audio Guide while you are at Stonehenge.
Last admission time is 2 hours before the advertised closing time. Advance booking is recommended.
Entrance to Stonehenge is now managed through timed tickets and advance booking is the only way to guarantee entry on the day and time of your choice.
If you require we can purchase the tickets and will be handed over to you on the day of the visit.
Special Holidays & Events Opening Time.
December 24, 25 Closed
December 26 open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
January 1 open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Facilities at Stonehenge.
Location & Distance.
Stonehenge is located near Amesbury, in Wiltshire 88 miles in the west of Central London the average journey time from Central London by car is 2 hours & 10 minutes.
Heathrow Airport to Stonehenge is 70 miles, Average journey time 1 hour & 20 minutes
Southampton Cruise Terminals to Stonehenge is 34 miles, Average journey time 1 hour.
What to expect!!
Before Stonehenge became popular you used to be able to drive up-to the stones and park your car across the road in a muddy field. But unfortunately today that option is no longer available.
Opened in December 2013, the new visitor center houses permanent and temporary exhibitions, including nearly 300 archaeological treasures found buried at the site, from jewelry to pottery to human remains as well as restrooms, gallery, a gift shop and a café that serves hot and cold food using locally-sourced produce.
Now the closest that you can park up to the stones will be at the visitor centre which is 1 mile from the stones and there is only two ways to get to the stones, the shuttle bus service which is included in your tickets or you can walk through the English countryside, approximately a 25-minute walk this is a very beautiful walk but do watch out for the surprises on the ground with trotting cows and sheep in the fields, in the past it could take 15 to 35 minutes to explore Stonehenge but today with the new visitor centre the average time that you need at Stonehenge is an hour and 45 minutes.