Stonehenge Access Ticket

Overview:

Stonehenge is perhaps the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. It was built in several stages, beginning as a simple earthwork enclosure. The unique linteled stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period, around 2500 B.C. Your timed admission ticket gives you access to a site that has continued to attract interest for centuries. Today Stonehenge, Avebury, and other associated locations comprise a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a unique and dense concentration of prehistoric monuments. Stonehenge has been the subject of speculation and fascination since at least the early medieval period. How did Neolithic people construct this masterpiece of engineering using only the simple tools and technologies available to them? Hundreds of prehistoric objects from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site are on display in the visitor center.

Highlights:

Book your timed admission ticket for Stonehenge, one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments.

  • Visit Stonehenge, Britain’s most important prehistoric monument
  • Learn about the mystery surrounding Stonehenge in the newly transformed visitor center
  • See reconstructed Neolithic houses in the site’s new outdoor gallery

Included/Excluded

  • Stonehenge admission
  • Visitor Center exhibitions
  • Free digital audio guide (downloadable to your smartphone)
  • Transportation

Tour Plan

What To Expect

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England. It is one of the most famous and iconic archaeological sites in the world. Stonehenge is composed of a circular arrangement of large standing stones, each around 13 feet high, 7 feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons. The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred tumuli (burial mounds).

  • Stonehenge's construction dates back to various periods, with the earliest structures built around 3100 BCE. The iconic stone circle was erected in several stages, with the final phase completed around 1600 BCE.
  • The exact purpose of Stonehenge is still a subject of debate among archaeologists and historians. It is commonly believed to have served as a burial ground, an astronomical observatory, and a site for religious and ceremonial activities.
  • Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts millions of visitors each year. It has also been a subject of fascination and inspiration in various works of literature, art, and popular culture.
Meeting point

Once you arrive, make your way to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre to collect your tickets.

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Additional Information
  • English Heritage and National Trust England members can enjoy free admission to Stonehenge
  • Stonehenge is easy to get to: You can take the train to Salisbury train station and then take The Stonehenge Tour Bus service
  • You can also drive to Stonehenge (approximately 2 hours from London) with parking available on-site. Parking is free to English Heritage members and Stonehenge ticket holders
  • The monument sits in its open prehistoric landscape so there is no shelter at the Stone Circle. Bring warm clothing, raincoats, and umbrellas if rain or cold weather is forecast, and sunhats and plenty of water in hot weather
  • Wheelchairs are available on site
Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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