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“Visiting the ancient history of UK”
Review of Stonehenge

Stonehenge
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Stonehenge Entrance Ticket
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Amesbury
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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 6 days ago

I had the chance to visit Stonehenge during a trip from London to Exeter. I didn't plan it, we were going on the road and suddenly I observed a brown indicator with "Stonehenge - UNESCO Heritage". Even before getting to the crossroad leading you at the entrance, we've seen the stones complex from A303 national road.
The visiting fee is 19.5 pounds, but I'd say is worthwhile. After you enter, there is a small place with few houses arranged as in the past, covered with reed, I think. It's amazing to see how simple the life used to be few thousands years ago.
Buses are departing from the entrance lane at each 5-10 minutes, the distance from the access point to monument is approx 2 km. A lot of people prefer to walk this distance as well. We did the same when we came back.
The monument is impressive, indeed. It's the most exciting touristic landmark in UK, according to the guide speaking nearby. The spectacular arrangement of the big stones has been started around 3000 BC and is supposed it was finished around 2200 BC. The historians, the archeologists and the specialists who are studying this monument did not explain yet the technique used then to lift the blocks of few hundreds kilos on top each other. And how they succeeded to place the horizontal massive pieces into the verticals ones. The guide said they discovered an assembly style as in the Lego games. An interesting theory said that the builders had some advanced knowledge of astronomy and the complex is a giant solar watch, other that is temple dedicated to Gods they knew in Neolitic era. The truth is still to be proved...
After we made a lot of pictures, we walked on the green field, crossed the forest and came back to the main access point, still wondering how the ancestors were able to build such a grand complex.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Whilst the weather was poor, the visit was interesting although this is a very popular and busy destination and the large visitor centre is needed to cope. People literally arrive by the coachload.


If you visit be prepared for a lot of people.

One negative point is that there does not appear to be public transport up there other than a walk from Amesbury and the tour bus is not cheap.

Thank Yorkterrier01
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A not to be missed English Heritage site but much smaller than I imagined. Get there early if you can before the crowds arrive

Thank Satyapala
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I think I'll revisit in the winter when the manic crowds of sharp elbowed Chinese tourists have gone home and I can enjoy the stones in a peaceful environment.
The audio guide system was particularly good. The prices in the cafe were eye watering and at least twice what one would pay in a good high street eatery. Next time I'll take a packed lunch and I recommend you, dear reader , do the same.

Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those places you have to visit if in the area. It is pretty cool but not a place you need to spend lots of time at. But if visiting the area go do it.

Thank SugarNative
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