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Stonehenge Admission Ticket

1. Stonehenge Admission Ticket

Stonehenge is perhaps the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. It was built in several stages, beginning as a simple earthwork enclosure. The unique linteled stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period, around 2500 B.C. Your timed admission ticket gives you access to a site that has continued to attract interest for centuries. Today Stonehenge, Avebury, and other associated locations comprise a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a unique and dense concentration of prehistoric monuments. Stonehenge has been the subject of speculation and fascination since at least the early medieval period. How did Neolithic people construct this masterpiece of engineering using only the simple tools and technologies available to them? Hundreds of prehistoric objects from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site are on display in the visitor center. One of the new features at Stonehenge is an outdoor gallery that includes several reconstructed Neolithic houses. Using archaeological evidence and authentic materials, these buildings provide a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Neolithic people who built Stonehenge. Stonehenge has many different meanings to people today. It is an icon of Britain, a wonder of the world, a spiritual place, and a source of inspiration.

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From London: Stonehenge Half-Day Tour with Audio Guide

2. From London: Stonehenge Half-Day Tour with Audio Guide

Explore one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world on a half-day tour to Stonehenge. Travel to the site from London by air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy views of the English landscape en route. The tour is unescorted, but visitors can download an audio guide on their smartphones. Situated on Salisbury Plain in the Wiltshire countryside, the cluster of 40-ton rocks was constructed more than 5,000 years ago.  Although the function of Stonehenge is still a matter of fierce debate, what is known about the UNESCO World Heritage Site is that it has been a site of pagan worship for centuries. Make up your own mind as you uncover the history behind the extraordinary monument. A new world-class visitor center is now a short shuttle bus ride away from the stone circle site and combines cutting-edge audiovisuals with exhibitions of ancient objects.

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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Roman Baths Day Trip

3. Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Roman Baths Day Trip

Windsor Castle Over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames, just outside of London. From William the Conqueror to the current Queen, successive monarchs have lived here and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. See for yourself the splendor of St. Georges chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. Windsor itself is a pretty town full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play, The Merry Wives of Windsor, in one of them!     Bath Bath, another world heritage site, is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces, and architecture. Following a panoramic tour of the city, visit Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge, where the river Avon cascades over the weir. You can also shop, explore the area, or take an afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the string quartet. You may choose to avail of the optional entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago. The magnificent Roman public bath complex and Roman temple were built on Britain's only natural hot water spring. Admire the ancient Roman statues and architecture as you walk around the steaming pool.  Stonehenge The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast, empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years. Since then, it has become a symbol for paganism, spiritual worship, and a topic of long standing public debate. Unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. Select the option with entrance included to gain access to the site.

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London: Stonehenge Half-Day Tour with Optional Fish & Chips

4. London: Stonehenge Half-Day Tour with Optional Fish & Chips

Visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world as you depart London by bus for a visit to the mythical Stonehenge. End your tour with an optional meal – the classic British fish and chips. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with a downloadable audio guide available in multiple languages to learn more about the mysteries surrounding the incredible megalithic monument. Marvel at the 40-ton rocks standing alone in a vast tract of open land. A feat of engineering and design dating back nearly 5,000 years, the curious Stonehenge structure continues to divide historians as to its precise purpose. Theories include that Stonehenge was a temple to the sun, an elaborate cemetery, and even that Merlin had a giant build the structure for him. Make up your own mind as you explore this marvel of the ancient world at your own pace and learn about its origins. Conclude your tour with an optional meal of fish and chips, a British favorite served at a classic London venue.

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From London: Stonehenge, Bath & West Country Day Trip

5. From London: Stonehenge, Bath & West Country Day Trip

Enjoy a full-day (11-hour) tour that takes you west of London to the Georgian city of Bath and the prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. En route to Stonehenge, your guide will tell you about the mysteries surrounding the prehistoric site, built in the Neolithic period by Stone Age farmers. When you arrive, you’ll head to the new visitor’s center to enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities. Travel by shuttle bus to the stones to experience the mystical atmosphere firsthand. You’ll have approximately 90 minutes at Stonehenge, leaving plenty of time for refreshments before you depart for Bath. The drive takes you through some of England’s most beautiful countryside on the way to Bath, passing the traditional villages and lush countryside of Wiltshire and Somerset and Avon. When you arrive in Bath, you’ll see the Roman Baths, once the most famous hot springs in Europe. Discover the handsome Georgian architecture of the city on a short driving tour, including the famous Royal Crescent. Your guide will recommend the best places to see, shop, and eat during the free time you have to explore the city. You’ll be back in London by around 6:30 PM and you will be able to reach all parts of London easily by London Underground.

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From London: Stonehenge Express Half-Day Tour

6. From London: Stonehenge Express Half-Day Tour

Board a luxury bus for a direct express service from central London to discover the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, one of the great wonders of the world and awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. On arrival, your driver will take you onto the mysterious and magical site, where you will have around 2 hours to enjoy the stones at your leisure. Take advantage of a fascinating audio-guide tour, with commentary in 10 languages. Why Stonehenge was built remains a mystery. It's been a pagan place of worship, an astronomical clock, and a Bronze Age burial ground. Its origins date back almost 5,000 years and it continues to attract solstice worshippers. Explore this unique monument and decide for yourself what it all means. Then, get back on your luxury coach for the swift journey back to London, where you will be dropped off at centrally located Victoria Station, convenient for public transport links back to your hotel or accommodation.

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From London: Stonehenge and Bath Private Full-Day Trip

7. From London: Stonehenge and Bath Private Full-Day Trip

Start your tour with pick-up at your London hotel. Then, take a seat in your vehicle and relax on the onward journey to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Bath. Make your first stop at the mysterious monument of Stonehenge. As you marvel at these millennia-old standing rocks, learn about the various theories for their function long ago.   Your second stop is Bath, the first city in England to become a UNESCO World Heritage site. See exquisite Roman and Georgian architecture, and tour the famous Roman baths fed by the city's natural hot springs. Then, visit the Pump Room, a neo-classical salon in which you can try a sip of Bath's waters. Next, explore the pretty streets as your private guide sheds light on over 2,000 years of Bath history — from the Roman era to today. Along the way, admire fine examples of Georgian architecture such as the famous 18th-century Royal Crescent. Learn how the city’s thermal waters attracted the Romans and stroll along original Roman streets.  Following your visit to Bath, head back to London to end your eventful day.

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From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

8. From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

To begin your jam-packed day, visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world — a must-see during any visit to England. Spanning back over 5,000 years of history, Stonehenge remains one of the world's great unsolved mysteries. The monument endures as a source of inspiration and fascination and, for many, a place of worship and celebration. An audioguide tour will accompany your walk around the stones. You can also visit the new, world-class visitor center, which is proud home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and cafe. At the stone circle, a sense of context and dignity is returned to the monument.  In the afternoon, set off on a scenic drive to Bath. With over 2,000 years of history and streets lined with elegant, honey-colored Georgian houses, no other city rivals the breathtaking beauty of Bath. You will see the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and the delightful Pulteney Bridge. Learn how the Romans arrived in Bath in the first century, discovered Britain's only existing hot water springs, and built a bathing complex. This complex now stands as Britain's greatest memorial to the Roman era. Toward the end of the tour, take some free time for shopping and to visit the city's many other attractions.

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Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

9. Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape of the west of England on a 10-hour tour from London, and learn about the rich heritage of its pagan past and royal history in Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath. Departing from central London, drive west to the monoliths of Stonehenge, which have confounded people for over 5,000 years. Having baffled historians and archeologists as to how it was built, your guide will explain some of the theories. Continue to the market town of Salisbury, best known for its 13th-century cathedral. Built during the reign of Henry III, it boasts the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom at 404 feet (123 meters), and is one of the finest examples of early Gothic English architecture. Marvel at the Magna Carta, the famous agreement made between King John and his barons at Runnymede in 1215, and now housed in the Chapter House. Then, drive to Bath on the slopes of the River Avon. Explore the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorgeous 15th-century Abbey, stunning Georgian architecture and romantic Pulteney Bridge - modeled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence - are all sights to linger at. You will be free to explore on your own, with plenty of time for tea at the Pump Rooms, or a visit to the Jane Austen Centre. Explore Royal history with a visit to the queen's official residence, Windsor Castle: witness the changing tastes in decor of the State Apartments over centuries of monarchs living there; see paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt; admire Queen Mary's dolls house, the most famous dolls house in the world; and see St George's Chapel, the final resting place for several monarchs.

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From London: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Tour

10. From London: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Tour

Travel back to prehistoric England on a full-day sightseeing tour from London and explore the mysteries of one of the world’s most enigmatic sites. Traveling by luxury air-conditioned vehicle, drive across the beautiful county of Wiltshire to Salisbury Plain. Here lies the awe-inspiring stone circle of Stonehenge, a mysterious site that continues to confound historians. As you tour the site, hear theories of how it was a temple to worship the sun, a healing center, a burial site and even an immense calendar. Explore how the mighty stones were carried to Salisbury Plain using only the most primitive of tools. Then, continue to the city of Bath on the banks of the River Avon. Explore the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, admiring attractions such as the 15th-century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture of the Royal Crescent and the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modeled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. No visit to Bath would be complete without seeing the Roman Baths that gave the city its name. This beautifully preserved complex still flows with water from Britain’s only hot spring. Marvel at the dazzling torch-lighting ceremony as dusk falls (not available on summer tours) and sip the healing waters in the stunning Neo-Classical Pump Room.

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Everyone knows Stonehenge, so no need to describe it! The commentary downloaded onto phones worked well, and meant you could move along at your own pace and not have to crowd around information boards. It will be more atmospheric when they finally move, or put into a tunnel, the busy road nearby. The museum contained fascinating objects, and skeletons, excavated from the site. We lunched there too. It was pretty good value and the food was excellent.

The best tour I’ve ever experienced in my life! The bus tour is so comfortable, with personal TV (airplane like), spacious leg room, and also a toilet. The given time to took photo and eat is perfect. The driver is very friendly and funny. Definitely recommend to other people!

The trip was as expected. The guide was courteous, helpful and effective. The bus was clean and the ride smooth. Enjoyed seeing the countryside along the way. The Stonehenge site was well presented and enjoyed the museum and everyone there was pleasant to a visiting American.

Guide Dowan was very kind! A positive side of COVID-19 was that it was really quite at Stonehenge. You have more than enough time at both places. I highly recommend the tour!

Easy to collect tickets. Great Visitor’s Centre with lots to see. Stonehenge did not disappoint!!