Stonehenge

An iconic structure constructed in 2,500 BC and a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is a stunning prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of erect stones that are around 13 feet high, 7 feet wide and weighing around 25 tons. The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the sight of Stonehenge which is a spectacular and iconic prehistoric monument involving an enclosure ring of upended stones standing tall at the height of twice of a man. 
  • Explore the brilliant masterpiece of engineering constructed by Neoliths dating back to 2,500 BC.
  • Engage in the various theories presented on the origins of the monument that continues to perplex visitors till date.
  • The Visitor Centre that proffers numerous activities to participate in and further enhance the experience surrounding the stupendous structure.  

 

Recommended For

  • Children and Adults  

 

Inclusions

  • General Admission

 

About

Marvel at the awe-inspiring majestic structures as you soak in the rich culture, myths, mysteries and significance of this world famous monument constructed by the Neolithic people using simple tools of engineering and technology. This Archaeological magnificent masterpiece has been under much speculation since the Medieval period regarding its history, origin and importance. It is a subject of great fascination and various theories exist from it being a site of religious and spiritual significance to as some scholars have asserted - it being a huge astronomical calendar. It has also been considered a burial mound as Archaeologists have found a collection of similar standing stone sites within a 30 km radius used in the capacity of burial grounds.

The gigantic encirclement of stones shrouded in mystery continues to remain an enigma and has attracted millions of visitors annually who gaze in awe and wonder at its origins. The site also has a visitor centre that showcases the lifestyle of the Neoleothic people, features an exhibition and many more exciting things to do and experience.

 

Visitor Centre

Stroll around the Neolithic houses and discover how the houses were built using authentic materials and techniques, based on the evidence of dwellings found nearby.

Journey through the several eras via an incredible audio-visual 360 degree view from inside the stones. Imagine standing in the middle of Stonehenge at winter and summer solstice to create an experience to be cherished.

Uncover the story of Stonehenge: the Stones, the landscape, the people and its significance, through cutting-edge audio-visual experiences and incredible ancient objects. More than 250 archaeological objects and treasures have been discovered in the landscape and are put on display. These range from jewellery, pottery and tools to ancient human remains.

See a forensic reconstruction of a head of a man based on his skeleton that was excavated near Stonehenge 5,500 years ago.

Explore the prehistoric monuments at the vast ancient landscape surrounding Stonehenge on the visitor shuttle or walk from the Visitor Centre.

After a fascinating day of exploration, relax and enjoy the beautiful mesmerising views whilst sipping on coffee or beer at the café that also serves a wide array of sweet and savoury treats made with locally sourced ingredients to indulge in.

Shop at the souvenir store to commemorate the trip to an iconic historical monument.

One of the most famous attractions in the United Kingdom and an icon of the British culture, it has been a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1882 when legislation to protect historic monuments was first successfully introduced in Britain. The site and its surroundings were added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. 

 

Address

  • Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK

 

Timings

  • 9:30 am – 17:00 pm, Daily

 

Price (In INR approximately)

Ticket Type Price  
  Online Booking Admission Desk
General Admission    
Adult (18 years +) INR 1,593 INR 1,775
Child (5-17 years) INR 955 INR  1,065
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) INR 4,142 INR  4,615
Day and Night Experience    



Interesting Facts About Stonehenge

  • Stonehenge is one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World.
  • In 2008 archaeological evidence was uncovered that suggests Stonehenge may have been a burial site even before Stonehenge itself was built.
  • Built in several stages, Stonehenge began about 5,000 years ago as a simple enclosure wherein the prehistoric people buried the dead. The stone circle was erected in the centre of the monument in the late Neolithic period, around 2500 BC.
  • Two types of stone are used at Stonehenge: The large verticals and arches are made of sarsen locally found in the region and the smaller ones of bluestones found in the Preseli Mountains in Wales 150 miles from the area. There are 83 stones in total.
  • Recent analysis of the cremations buried at Stonehenge has found that men, women and children were buried here in the late Neolithic period, between about 3000 and 2500 BC.
  • The 56 pits or “Aubrey holes” in the area are known to have housed the remains of at least 64 Neolithic people. 
  • Theories range from Druid temple to astronomical observatory to site of religious worship and ritual to burial site to a ceremonial location for the coronation of Danish kings. More farfetched theories speculate that Stonehenge is a model of the solar system constructed by ancient alien visitors.
  • About 1,500 Roman objects have been excavated at Stonehenge. Roman pottery, stone, pins, jewellery, metal items and coins have been found.
  • Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage whilst the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

 

How to get to Stonehenge

By Train

The nearest train station to Stonehenge is Salisbury about 9.5 miles away and from London the trains depart from Waterloo Station to Salisbury.

 

By Bus

The buses depart from Heathrow Airport and from Victoria Coach Station in the centre of London. The journey takes about 2 hours. Get off at Amesbury. From there you can either walk (about 2 miles) or get a taxi.

 

Location

  • Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK

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