One of the many mysteries of mankind is Stonehenge near Amesbury in England. A mystical and magical place that attracts many visitors.
Over 4000 years ago in the Neolithic period, a ring-shaped earthen wall was built on the English island, in the center of which worked stones were placed to form a formation. This site was in use at least until the Bronze Age, and stories and legends still surround the structure today. And also the scientists have found out only little until today, which tells us something about the building.
Just 13 km North of Salisbury is Stonehenge where multiple concentric circles made of megalith structures dating back to the Neolithic Age can be found. We decided to visit the World Cultural Heritage Site on a day trip before we came to London.
Stonehenge travel information
London is located about 140 kilometers from Stonehenge. Major international airports are located here.
The nearest train station is in Salisbury. Trains from London, Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and Southampton stop here.
Tour buses run from the station to Stonehenge.
Stonehenge is located near the junction of the A303 and A360. The route is well signposted. There is a large parking lot at the visitor center.
Even though Stonehenge is inland, it is a popular destination for cruisers. They are bussed from Southampton to the visitor center.
There is a free audio guide that you can download to your cell phone before your visit.
In 12 different languages, it gives you a guided tour of the stone circle, the Stonehenge landscape and the exhibition.
There are toilets in the visitor center. Directly at the stone circle, which can be reached by a footpath or by a small visitor train, there is only open nature.