For an unforgettable family day out, visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Located near Salisbury in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, it is a highlight of the South West.
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 centre, 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. Who built Stonehenge?
The first part of the long-awaited environmental improvements to Stonehenge will be the unveiling of a new visitor experience. This includes the new visitor centre and exhibition facilities to enhance your visit to the Stones.
Over the festive period you can visit Stonehenge without booking.
From 1 February 2014, entrance to Stonehenge will be managed through timed tickets and advance booking is strongly recommended.
Advance booking will open here shortly to give you guaranteed entry on the day and at the time of your choice.
Please note: road access to Stonehenge has changed and permits are being issued to vehicles driving on the A344 to Stonehenge until the new visitor centre opens at Airman's Corner. Please go to the Directions page for more details.
- Learn more about Stonehenge mysteries with our complimentary audio tour
- Visit our shop for unusual gifts and cards
- Tread in the steps of prehistoric ancestors and explore the rest of the World Heritage Site landscape
Before You Arrive