Things to See and Do
Iconic symbol of Britain, a walk around the Stone Circle is the centrepiece of any visit to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site.
The Stone Circle is a masterpiece of engineering, and building it would have taken huge effort from hundreds of well-organised people using only simple tools and technologies. Visit Stonehenge to find out more, and use our handy glossary to understand words such as trilithon, sarsen and henge.
Wander around the Neolithic houses outside the visitor centre. Step inside to imagine how people lived 4,500 years ago.
Chat to our volunteers and discover how the houses were built using authentic materials and techniques, based on the evidence of dwellings found nearby.
Watch us demonstrate ancient domestic skills - flint knapping, making rope out of rushes, and grinding grain with a quern and a rider.
‘Standing in the Stones’
Watch the seasons pass and take a trip through time with our incredible audio-visual 360 degree view from inside the stones, in the visitor centre.
Imagine what it feels like to stand in the middle of Stonehenge at winter and summer solstice, with this unique and memorable experience.
You can also use our online virtual tour to explore some of the monument’s key features.
Discover the story of Stonehenge: the Stones, the landscape, the people and its meaning, through a powerful combination of cutting-edge audio-visual experiences and incredible ancient objects.
Over 250 archaeological objects and treasures discovered in the landscape, are displayed together at Stonehenge for the first time. Ranging from jewellery, pottery and tools to ancient human remains, many of these items are on loan from our museum partners, Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum.
Come and see the face of a man who was here 5,500 years ago - a forensic reconstruction based on his bones found near Stonehenge.
Linda Brothwell Conversations in Making
24 May - 24 November 2019
Linda Brothwell's work provides an intriguing new way to think about the Stonehenge area and the archaeological objects found here.
The creation of 40 vessels for this exhibition has been inspired by speaking to people who work in the local community. She has also been inspired by prehistoric tools and pottery vessels in both Wiltshire Museum and The Salisbury Museum.
Tools, vessels, making and using our hands; these are the threads that link people and place through time. These are Conversations in Making.Find out more
Skyscape has been created by English Heritage to enable people around the world to experience the skies above the iconic stone circle, to learn about movements of the sun, moon and planets and to see the solar alignment at Stonehenge.
Aside from the technical and informational aspects of Skyscape it’s also our hope that you’ll enjoy it from a more human perspective. We’ve created a webpage which offers a small escape, a pleasant place to visit, to which you can return frequently, even within a single day, and connect with the land, the stones and the skies above.
Follow in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors and discover the prehistoric monuments that fill the vast ancient landscape surrounding Stonehenge.
Travel through the landscape on the visitor shuttle, walk from the visitor centre, or take the shuttle halfway to the Stones and walk.
Pick up an orientation leaflet from the visitor centre and explore the (6,500 acre) Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site with a variety of walking routes.
Relax and enjoy countryside views while eating delicious, locally sourced food in our café.
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. There is also a great choice of soups, sandwiches, cornish pasties and sweet treats, as well as hot and cold drinks.
Browse a wide range of souvenirs, clothing, books and gifts to provide memories of your visit, many made in the UK exclusively for Stonehenge.
Why not browse our online shop before your visit?
Visit a museum
Extend your visit and discover more about the story of Stonehenge at one of our partner museums. Salisbury Museum’s collections span the history and archaeology of south Wiltshire from prehistoric times to the present day.
Wiltshire Museum in Devizes offers award-winning displays of gold from the time of Stonehenge that belonged to people who worshipped inside the stone circle.