Stonehenge! The very name conjures up a magical mystery tour of mystical ceremonies within the ring of monolithic stones. Getting there can be just as mystifying but here are some tips that might help.
There is no public transportation that goes to Stonehenge currently. The closest location is Salisbury.
Arguably this simplest thing is to book one of the many tours to Stonehenge that depart daily and range in price from $60/pp up to $800 for a private tour with driver and overnight. Many of the tours also include stops at Bath, the sight of ancient Roman ruins or Windsor Castle. Unless so noted many of the tours do not include lunch but you’ll have time at one of the stops to eat.
A direct train from London’s Waterloo station to Salisbury departs daily. Once you arrive in Salisbury you can hire a car with driver to take you to the site or book a seat on one of the many tour buses waiting at the station.
Stonehenge is about 70 miles from London so driving is an good option. Either by renting a car and driving yourself but remember the British roads are driven to the left or hire a car and driver for the day. Both of these options need to be pre-booked as they sell out quickly especially in the summer season.
All transportation takes you to the visitor’s center which is about 1.5 miles from the actual formation. With your entrance fee – included when you take a tour – comes a ride on the smaller shuttles up to the monument. In the summer months these can be quite crowded.
During the Solstice and Equinox the site is closed to tourists so plan your trip accordingly.
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