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Review of Stonehenge

Stonehenge
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US$67.45*
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London to Stonehenge Shuttle Bus and Independent Day Trip
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US$64.70*
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London to Stonehenge Independent Return Trip Including Entry
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US$107.37*
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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 31 August 2014

If you travel to England, you shouldn't miss it - if only to say that you have been there and seen it. I experienced a slight disappointment in the set-up for the site - the parking, the approach, the distanced walk-around. Its all perfectly understandable given the tendency of the inconsiderate to reach out and dame or take souvenirs or spray paint (given half the opportunity) but the intimacy is lost. Even so, given the implications of the place and the context of its construction, you are not going to want to miss it. Beware of the solstice times; the place turns into a nightmare of congestion. The fee to see it was nominal. "Heritage" membership results in a reduced fee for this and other attractions.

Thank Krishnajina
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

It was a very pleasant surprise to find that, as a member of the National Trust, car parking and entrance is free. This is not made clear as all the signs are for English Heritage. The exhibitions are very good and informative for all age groups as is the chance to try and move a replica stone! The buses and train to and from the stones runs frequently, but if you feel energetic you can walk. Audio aids are available, which made the whole experience very informative and enjoyable. The cafe area is ok, serving snacks and drinks, although expensive. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank MuncherJ
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

We found the day interesting and the displays in the visitor center were informative and well laid out. The walk to the monument was pleasant and despite it being a busy Bank Holiday, we were able to see and photograph the stones clearly.
However the toilets were smelly and many of the hand washing facilities not working.
My main reason for this review is to say that there was only one choice of Gluten Free sandwich and all the sandwiches were in UNLABELED packets. The Gluten Free label was a grey and indistinct mark on an open shelf mixed in with many other sandwiches, which inevitably got shuffled round by people who were unaware of the unpleasant consequence to Coeliacs.
To their credit some of the staff were aware of the problem and the correct sandwich when put through the till came up as Gluten Free on the receipt, but surely it must be possible to label the packets clearly to avoid potential illness and distress.

Thank dorothy h
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EnglishHeritageTA, Customer Services at Stonehenge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Thank you for visiting Stonehenge, and thank you for your feedback. Your point regarding the toilets has been passed on and will be addressed, as has your point about the labelling of gluten free products. As you say this is something we are aware of and are working to improve. We do provide these products, and so they should be easily recognisable.

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

It was a very early morning start for us as we attended an early morning stones visit. We just missed the sunrise but there was still some amazing colour in the sky and I took some amazing photos. The meditation group from Venezuela make for an atmospheric morning. Would do this again, maybe with snow?

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

It was quite an experience to see Stonehenge up close. And you really can get pretty close to it and take some awesome photos! You also get a cool audio guide which explains the history in your own time, so you can spend as much time there as you like.

I guess I was a little surprised by just how busy it is there. Although realistically I shouldn't have been too surprised given how well known this attraction is. It seemed to be a big fight to get onto the buses which took you too the attraction from the visitors center, and people were fighting for the best spots to take photos, and it really kind of ruined the romance a little bit.

Definitely go - but just psyche yourself up for the amount of people that are going to be there with you :) And rug up - it's pretty gusty and cold out there on the open field!!

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