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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 & Bath Full-Day Trip

2. From London: Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a full-day tour of 2 of the West Country of England’s most famous attractions on a coach trip from London to the standing stone circle of Stonehenge and the Roman and Georgian city of Bath. Following your transfer from central London, start by exploring the mysteries of Stonehenge, the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. Dating back some 5,000 years, the stone circle is located on Salisbury Plain, and has been home to pagan religions and spiritual worship for centuries. Try to unlock some of its secrets at the new Visitor Center. Then, continue to Bath in time for lunch at leisure. There’s an incredible selection of restaurants in the city, including traditional pubs for a classic pub lunch, quaint tea houses, and cool sandwich shops for a quick snack. Enjoy ample free time to wander the delightful crescents and terraces of the city to see fine examples of Georgian architecture. If you prefer, visit the Roman Baths, built around 2,000 years ago (entrance ticket at own expense). Marvel at the grand Bath Abbey, or go to the romantic Pulteney Bridge across the River Avon. Learn why Bath was so loved by Jane Austen at the Jane Austen Centre, and visit the elegant 18th-century Assembly Rooms. There will be plenty of time to shop, or to enjoy afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms, where the quintessential English experience is accompanied by live classical music.

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From London: Stonehenge Half-Day Tour with Audio Guide

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

4. 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 Inner Circle and Windsor Day Trip

5. From London: Stonehenge Inner Circle and Windsor Day Trip

Depart early in the morning from central London and make your way to Stonehenge for a private tour of the ancient site. Most regular visitors to Stonehenge are not allowed direct access to the stones. Enter the stone circle itself, and stand beside the magnificent stones towering above you. Enjoy the peace and quiet, away from the crowds, as you experience Stonehenge at its atmospheric best. Following the visit to Stonehenge, make your way to the beautiful town of Windsor, where you will enjoy a walking tour. Admire the beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture as well as Queen Charlotte Street - the shortest street in Britain. See Windsor Castle, home to British kings and queens for almost 1000 years. Linked by the beautiful River Thames, this Royal Borough boasts a rich mix of history, culture and heritage making it a must-see for any visit to Britain.

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From Oxford: Stonehenge and Bath Small-Group Tour

6. From Oxford: Stonehenge and Bath Small-Group Tour

Bath has been described as the Monte Carlo and the Las Vegas of Georgian England, and this tour gives you a comfortable morning to explore the city. Everything about the town’s imposing Palladian-style architecture was designed to make a striking visual impact – something that it still achieves today, hundreds of years after its construction. This UNESCO World Heritage Site never fails to wow visitors from around the world. Explore the best of the city, starting with Pulteney Bridge, the Circus, the imposing Royal Crescent and a wander inside Bath Abbey with its huge vaulted ceiling. Your knowledgeable guide will also point out the Celtic links between Bath and Stonehenge, so you leave not only with some fantastic photos but with a real understanding of the town and its landscape.   Perhaps no other site in England can compete with the beauty and mystery of Stonehenge. Hear the theories and draw your own conclusions: could Stonehenge be a site of astronomical importance? A pre-Roman temple? An alien launching pad? What is certain is that the archaeological and engineering importance of this breathtaking site is second to none. During your visit you will have access to the multi-million-pound Visitor Information Centre, where you can see the most cutting-edge modern science and research on this ancient landmark.  This tour includes optional collection from central Oxford hotels or Oxford Train Station included, along with central and Oxford train station return.

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From London: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Tour

7. 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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From London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath

8. From London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath

Visit some of the most stunning spots in the UK on this brilliant day trip leaving from London Victoria. You'll roam the town of Windsor, visit Stonehenge, enjoy free time to relax and snack, discover a quaint English village and check a UNESCO World Heritage Site off your must-see list.  First, you'll explore the town of Windsor, home to the Queen's favorite weekend abode and filled with quaint shops, restaurants and pubs. Then, continue on to one of the UK's most famous sites, Stonehenge. You’ll never forget your first glimpse of its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Plain. Theories abound about this mysterious rock formation!  Next, it's onwards to Lacock for a photo stop and then to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll take a walking tour of the city, during which you'll visit the 15th century Bath Abbey. The tour will finish at approximately 8:00 PM in London.

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Stonehenge Special Access - Evening Tour from London

9. Stonehenge Special Access - Evening Tour from London

After collection in central London, you will depart for Avebury where you'll have a short walking tour of the stone circle that surrounds the tiny village. Following this, you’ll have free time to explore the village – lunch at the infamous haunted Red Lion Pub is recommended, though it does get busy at peak times. After a short drive down the road, you will stop by Silbury Hill and take a walk up the hillside to West Kennet Long Barrow one of the largest Neolithic burial tombs in Britain and over 5000 years old. Your guide will take you into the burial chambers and bring it's fascinating history alive. Then it's off to Stonehenge for special access when the site is normally closed to the public. Your time inside the inner circle lasts up to an hour and is fully guided. After access to the stone circle, you will depart for London. Please note - time can differ on the day depending on traffic and local conditions. Your tour manager will confirm the drop off locations during the day.

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From London: Bath and Stonehenge Trip with Lunch

10. From London: Bath and Stonehenge Trip with Lunch

After departing from the city of London, you will venture toward Stonehenge. The true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time. Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship, a healing center, a burial site, or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress. Following your morning adventures, you’ll get to settle your appetite with a delicious 2-course lunch at one of the glorious quintessentially British restaurants of the area. Following this enjoyable culinary experience, you will depart for Bath. Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, the beautiful city of Bath was the first city in England to be designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorgeous 15th-century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, and the romantic Pulteney Bridge (modeled on Florence's Ponte Vecchio), are all sights to linger on when reflecting on your day.

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What people are saying about Stonehenge Inner Circle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,156 reviews

Terrific trip from start to finish! Everything was well organized and, our guide, Ben, struck the perfect balance between providing excellent information and delivering the corniest (but highly entertaining) jokes to keep us entertained and engaged. And some of his jokes were at the expense of Choi, the wonderful driver who, as an American, I don't know how he managed to weave that tour bus while driving on the wrong side of the road! (I couldn't resist!) Seriously, the day was wonderful, relaxing and a just a wonderful way to get to see an amazing part of Great Britain.

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!

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!!