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“I love Stonehenge”
Review of Stonehenge

Stonehenge
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US$66.17*
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London to Stonehenge Shuttle Bus and Independent Day Trip
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US$63.47*
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London to Stonehenge Independent Return Trip Including Entry
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US$105.33*
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Day Trip to Stonehenge from Central London in Private Vehicle
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Amesbury
Certificate of Excellence
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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 13 July 2014

Even though you have limited access to the site, I still think it is one of the most powerful monuments I've seen. The audio guide is terrific and the new visitor center is first rate. I was disappointed that you have to take a shuttle to the site since the new construction but I understand the desire to try and preserve the natural setting by eliminating the old visitor center and car park. I've visited the site twice and would gladly do so again.

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EnglishHeritageTA, Customer Services at Stonehenge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thank you for visiting. We are so pleased that you love Stonehenge!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

It's really a nice site and worth a visit. We went there with a tour which gave us 1.5 hours to spend there, and it really isn't much. You are just walking in circle around the big stones but the audio guide gives you plenty of information and the place makes you curious. You can no longer walk among the stones, but the walk takes you close enough to them. Also, there are black ravens everywhere which let you come really close to them and feed them or take photos. If it's nice weather you can just sit there on the grass and look at the beautiful view. There are buses that take you there from the visitor center, as it's about 25 minutes walk away from it. An impressing visit.

Thank geoL110981
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EnglishHeritageTA, Customer Services at Stonehenge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I haven't visited Stonhenge since I was a child when visitors were free to walk amongst the stones. The experience nowadays is very different. The new Visitor Centre is very interesting and a good tip - their £4.95 brochure is a really good book with loads of information about Stonehenge and surrounding ancient sites. There is a bus which takes you from the Visitor Centre to the stone circle where you can walk round and view the stones from a distance of about 25 yards away. You can also walk if you prefer (just over half a mile). You can also wander through nearby fields to view barrows in the area. We did not make use of the restaurant so cannot comment on that. There are toilet facilities, although these can sometimes be busy. The carpark is nearby. An excellent and very interesting day out for all. National Trust and English Heritage cardholders have free entry.

Thank Janet C
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EnglishHeritageTA, Customer Services at Stonehenge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I visited Stonehenge 20 Years ago and yes it has changed with the new visitor center. Everything is much more organized and as stated in other reviews, the new visitor center is 1.5 miles away from the monument. It is possible to walk this distance but most people opt to take the provided transport. Parking is adequate. The new visitor center provides support for the monument and is positioned so it cannot be seen once you are at the monument. The attraction gets very busy which takes away some of the mystique. Expect delays in arrival as the only road that leads past Stonehenge gets very crowded as vehicles slow down to get a peek without actually going in. In our case we spent a good 35 minutes extra in traffic due to this, crawling by at a walking pace.
Despite all, it remains something to be seen.

1  Thank Frank H
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Vastly overpriced, crowded and lacking in its spiritual and mystical atmosphere after the recent addition of the visitor centre. We felt that we were corralled and herded into the road train to see the stones at a distance, only to be deftly deposited back at the gift shop. The cafe is stocked with pre packaged sandwiches and coffee in paper cups at eye watering prices.A very disappointing visit after my first sight of Stone henge 40 years ago.

4  Thank Jayne R
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EnglishHeritageTA, Customer Services at Stonehenge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

We are very sorry you were disappointed by your visit to Stonehenge.

The monument does now attract over a million visitors each year. It is our hope that the new visitor and exhibition centre will enable as many of these people as possible to enjoy and deepen their understanding of Stonehenge, its associated monuments and objects, in their landscape and cultural context.

The price of entrance has been set in line with other major, prestigious sites and we believe it represents good value for money as the visit to Stonehenge has been transformed. We don't make any profit this but direct the funds back into the upkeep and maintenance of Stonehenge and over 400 other historic sites across the country.

The reason for using disposable cups and packaging in the café (all of which is compostable, biodegradable or recyclable) is due to the high volume of visitors through the Visitor Centre.

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