Plan Your Visit

 
Sun shining through clouds over stonehenge

How to get here

Stonehenge is easy to get to. You can take the train to Salisbury train station and then take The Stonehenge Tour bus. You can also take a day trip by bus from London or Bath; it's around 2 ½ hours from London and around an hour from Bath.

Go to our Directions page for parking information and a post code for sat navs. Leave plenty of time at peak summer weekends when roads into the West Country can be busy.

Wiltshire County Council also has a guide to travelling to Stonehenge that includes walking and cycling routes, as well as busses and trains.

Sun glinting through the stones on a frosty morning

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Book your timed visit online and print out your confirmation. Please bring this with you.

Make sure you check your ticket time. You have a 30-minute slot in which to arrive.

Take a look at the Things to see and do while you are at Stonehenge. You can also check our Facilities and Access information.

Volunteer inside a Neolithic house at Stonehenge

Plan Your Day

Decide what you would like to see and do while you are here. Why not take a look at our suggested itineraries for two hours, a half day or a full day at Stonehenge? 

Check the weather forecast.  Don’t forget your wellies and raincoats if it’s due to rain, so you can still explore.

You can download an English language audio tour (Android or iPhone) so you can listen on your own device when you are here.  (10 languages and a family tour are available on site)

Three people standing outside the Stonehenge Visitor Centre

When you arrive

Begin your visit at our award-winning visitor centre 2.1kms (1.5 miles) from the Stone Circle, at Airman's Corner.

Pick up an orientation leaflet which gives you a handy guide to the whole site.

Collect an audio tour (10 languages and a family tour available). You may also want to pick up a guidebook at this point.

A view of Stonehenge on a sunny day

Visitor Centre and Bus

See Stonehenge slowly emerge on the horizon during the 10-minute free shuttle bus ride from the visitor centre.  You can get off and walk from half way, or walk the whole way, and soak up the atmosphere of the ancient landscape. 

The environmentally-sensitive visitor centre has a spacious café and shop with beautiful countryside views.  Discover more about the Stones in the exhibition in the visitor centre, and current special exhibition

See more Things to see and do at Stonehenge.

Close up of a mug of frothy coffee at Osborne, Isle of Wight

Food and Drink

Find out what food and drink we offer at Stonehenge.

Try one of our famous Stonehenge rock cakes or enjoy a beer from the Stonehenge Brewery.

Warm up in the winter with a deluxe hot chocolate or cool down in the summer with a Marshfield Farm ice-cream.

Sunshine and shadows inside the circle at Stonehenge

Stone Circle Access

Our Stone Circle Access visits, give you a unique opportunity to experience up close this world famous monument.

The visits take place outside of our normal general admission opening hours and are subject to very limited availability.

Find out more about this unique experience

A wooden gate leads into the Stonehenge landscape

Dog Owners

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the site. Dogs on leads are welcome outside the visitor centre and in the National Trust fields that surround Stonehenge.

Dogs are not allowed in the Monument Field in which the Stone Circle sits. Nor are they allowed on the shuttle bus from the visitor centre.

The countryside is open access and very popular with walkers and dog-walkers alike. However, as there is abundant wildlife and grazing livestock, please keep dogs on leads and help to keep the Stonehenge landscape lovely by clearing up after your dog.

Water is available for dogs on request.

An open guidebook in front of Stonehenge

Any more questions?

Any more questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or take a look at our Facilities information.

If you have special access needs please see our Access information and Disabled Visitors pages.

If you are visiting with a Group please see our Group Visits page for more information.

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