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“Stonehenge ”
Review of Stonehenge

Stonehenge
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 22 January 2018 via mobile

As we were in the area, we decided to park up and walk one of the trails towards Stonehenge, opting to avoid the visitor centre and shuttle bus.
Still amazing how these stones where transported and erected at this site?!
Very spiritual and well worth the time we spent at Stonehenge.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It too us hours to get to Stonehenge a when we arrived we had to Waite for a bus at the visitor center when I finally arrived at the stones I found my audio guide did not work properly. Walking around the stones was interesting but you can learn more by watching the show on television. I thought it was a waste of time and I would not recommend the trip there to anyone. It is not like people can do much damage from letting them in to touch a few rocks.

1  Thank Richard P
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EnglishHeritageTA, Public Relations Manager at Stonehenge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

I'm sorry you did not enjoy your trip to Stonehenge. We do occasionally have problems with the audio guides but we keep spares around the site so the staff can swap them over for you. With regards your point about touching the stones, I'm afraid much damage has been done by visitors over the years. In the Victorian era local hotels used to rent out hammers and chisels so guests could chip off souvenirs, more recently the stones have been spray painted with graffiti and most importantly, with well over a million visitors per year, the fragile archaeology underfoot would be destroyed if visitors were able to have unlimited access, so we have to prioritise the care and conservation of the monument for future generations to enjoy.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Amazing experience to be able to walk around the stones. Please make the effort to do one of the Circle Tours. It's at the start of the day or at the end. Such a good experience. They were very friendly and it is well organized. From turning up and being guided through the "closed" gates, to your private bus over to the stones and plenty of time to relax around the stones and see them up close. You don't feel rushed and can take plenty of photos and enjoy walking among the famous neolithic monument.

2  Thank Paul U
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visited from London on a 12 hour tour that included Windsor Palace, Stonehenge and Bath. Windsor was impressive, but as a history buff, Stonehenge was culturally unique. It stands in an open field among small farms along a highway. Audio sets explain the structure and history along the 1 kilometer hike. Depending upon walking speed and the number of photo stops, expect the hike & audio to take 30 minutes to 1 hour. Bring lots of warm clothing for a winter trip.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My family had a great experience visiting this site. We were staying in the Kensington area of London and rented a car. The trip was pretty easy and there was plenty of parking. We purchased the tickets online so that process was pretty easy. They gave everyone headphones which seem to work pretty well and had good information. From the ticket area/museum, you take a bus to the stones. It is about a five minute trip and the buses are very regular so we didn’t have to wait. We could have walked but it was very cold! The stones are very cool and have a walking path around them. You can’t touch the stones anymore, the path is to far away for you to get close enough to touch. The good news is that you have pretty clear views of the stones and are able to get some clear photos. My daughter shot the attached photo! After the tour we decided to eat at the museum store which was pretty good and reasonable. Highly recommended visit while in Great Britain!

1  Thank Chandler A
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