Popped past while on business in Andover, not as expected but glad to have "done it" there is something about the stones that draws you inMore
Popped past while on business in Andover, not as expected but glad to have "done it" there is something about the stones that draws you inMoreShow less
I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your impromptu visit to Stonehenge. Thank you for your review.
Review: this "artistic" attempt at stacking stones. While not particularly complex in presentation, the anonymous artist behind this less known art installation is clearly drawing inspiration from the early minimalist pioneers of the 1960s, made evident by its clear rejection of abstract expressionism. The more eagle-eyed art connoisseurs among you may also spot its homage to more recent installations such as Richard Serra's "Every Which Way" (2015), most notably in its usage of plain monolith formation to heighten the observers sense of scale and size. While this particular installation attempts to improve on the concept with this pictured outdoor re-imagining, one can't help but feel the anonymous artist's presentation is equal parts uninspired and derivative. Two stars. ★★☆☆☆
I have no words but thanks for sharing!
If the weather had been kinder, howling gale about-2, Stonehenge would have been so much better. Because of the wind we rushed around the actual site and didn't hear all the commentary. However, it is a must see site. It rises out of the ground majestically and its age blows you away! Would love to come back in decent weather.
Thank you for your review. It's such a shame the weather wasn't kinder when you visited. Because there's nothing to stop the wind for miles around when it blows it really blows! Hopefully we'll see you again on a sunny day.
English Heritage need to seriously sort out the information on their android app which states quite clearly this is a dog friendly site. Having been persuaded to buy £100 joint annual membership and making a 600 mile round trip primarily to visit this site we discovered it was anything but dog friendly. The cost per person here is £19.50 without membership but you don't get any benefits as a dog owner because:
Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle buses.
Dogs are not allowed on site itself or the field in which it stands despite the stones themselves being fenced off.
Many of the permissive footpaths around the site are blocked to dogs even on a lead.
This information is buried in the small print on their website but isn't clear in the members app. Not sure on which planet this counts as dog friendly but it isn't earth.
Extremely disappointed. Will be seeking a refund of our membership and certainly have no intention of renewing or supporting an organisation who puts out such misleading information. I would have been been even more furious if I had just paid £39 for two adults only to be told we could only go up to the stones if we took turns looking after the dog outside the fence. And that isn't much use at all to a single dog owner.
Your best bet is simply to use the free public footpath which gets you very close to the stones and the paid area and which has no restrictions on dogs.
I'm sorry you didn't have a better experience with your dog at Stonehenge. We do try to be as dog-friendly as possible but we have to work within certain constraints. You dog is certainly very welcome at the visitor centre, our staff tend to make a fuss of them and we also provide water bowls for them.
The land between the visitor centre and the monument field is owned by the National Trust. Owners are asked to keep their dogs on lead because the NT graze livestock in these fields and have experienced some problems in the past.
The monument field itself is subject to an Act of law which prohibits animals from entering so this is beyond our control.
Your complaint seems to be about the lack of clear information on the members app, I'm sorry you did not feel this was clear enough and I will certainly pass on your feedback and hopefully we will improve this.
We just got English heritage cards and decided to go and see. Am glad we did, price is £21.each which is horrifying, I think personally it's because of the foreign tourism. Coffee in the shop is £3.50. Rather get the Heritage card as it's free to get in plus we didn't have to pay for the tour handsets.
On the other hand, its a great place and well laid out. Plenty of free parking, free bus rides to the site, and the displays are pretty good too. Opens at 930, so get in early so you can get the best pictures.
Thanks for your review. I hope you get lots of use out of your English Heritage membership over the coming year. I can really recommend Dover Castle for a great day out and if you're heading down to the west country anytime soon, be sure to try out our new bridge linking Tintagel Castle to the mainland which opens in the summer.
After the unseasonably warm February our visit on March 1st saw a return to typical blustery weather so we opted to take the shuttle to the stones. We walked around the stones, talked to a very helpful and knowledgeable guide and read all the information boards which took less than an hour. A further 30-40 minutes was all it took to fully view the visitors' centre. We considered the entrance fee to be quite steep even taking into account the degree of security, fleet of buses and number of attendants.
There were a couple of things that were unexpected. One way the fact that Salisbury Plain isn't as flat as the name suggests but has rolling hills. The other is the distance from the town of amesbury, around 3 sides of a square that took some time to drive.
We had intended to join English Heritage but after queuing for tickets we were directed elsewhere. Rather than going to the membership cabin straight away we were told we could join at the end of our visit. However, on our return the cabin was in darkness so we were unable to join. English heritage lost out on two new members.
Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I think if you act fast and contact customer services they will advise you how to convert your visit to Stonehenge into a membership if you explain that it was closed by the time you finished your visit. Membership is definitely good value for money if you enjoy visiting heritage attractions, especially if one of them is or has been Stonehenge as you only need to visit one or two more places and you have covered your costs.