Wondering if a day trip to Stonehenge is possible? The answer is yes! And if you are a bit concerned about spending lots of money for an organised tour, here is a lot of useful information to make sure that you get the most out of your experience at Stonehedge for a convenient price.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric temple monument located in Wiltshire, approximately 80 miles from southwest London. This huge standing stone circle was built and used for nearly 1,500 years. It was built in different phases around 3000 BC to 2500 BC. It’s not clear yet after all these years of research and studies for what it was made for, but for sure Stonehenge is one of the most important prehistoric monuments in the whole of Britain. In fact, thousands of visitors from all over the world visit Stonehenge every day.
Thanks to the “English Heritage”, Stonehenge is also celebrating from over 10 years the “Summer Solstice”. This annual event is becoming every year more popular, counting over 20,000 people from all over the world for the past events.
“How to reach Stonehenge”
If you are visiting Stonehenge from London or any other city around the U.K. The easiest way to get there is by car. If you don’t have the opportunity to drive, don’t worry, from London Victoria there is a good train service always available. It takes 1h40min to get to Salisbury which is the nearest city close to the ruins and once there, you can get the Stonehenge tour bus or a cab just outside the train station.
Visit Stonehenge is also an amazing way to spend a day out with your family and friends. You can book your ticket online or right at the Visitors Center for only £16.80.
As soon as you arrive, it’s good to take note that the stone circle is 1.2 miles away from it. But don’t worry, the bus service offered is impeccable. From the visitor’s centre, there are shuttles every 4 mins to go and visit the stones (which is included in the ticket price). If instead, you prefer to have a nice walk and take in the view, you can walk too!
I’ve heard stories about Stonehenge and how magical this place is, and once I got close to the Stone Circle I felt amazing vibes surrounding me. I was lucky that day because when I reached the ancient stones the sun came out and the atmosphere was great. I suggest sitting down for a little while especially if it is warm and sunny so you can admire the beauty of Stonehenge.
It doesn’t take you that long to visit the entire ruins site, so if you’re on a day visit you will probably have some spare time. Salisbury is the perfect place to visit and chill for a bit. Based in Wiltshire, Salisbury is surrounded by stunning landscapes.
You can easily walk around the entire town without needing to take public transport. Salisbury is perfect for those who love spending time in a peaceful place. I also suggest you to take a coffee break at the “Boston Tea Party” once you’re there, maybe if you’ve got some time before your train back home.