Stonehenge

4,500 year old wonder of the world

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.

Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.

With a history spanning 4,500 years Stonehenge has many different meanings to people today. It is a wonder of the world, a spiritual place and a source of inspiration.

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.

Watch the seasons pass and take a trip through time with the 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.

   •   Stonehenge is about 1 hour drive from Bournemouth and makes an ideal day out from your base here.


Advanced booking is recommended as spaces are limited each day: Find out more

Join English Heritage and get in for free, with free parking

Address

  • Stonehenge
  • Near Amesbury
  • Wiltshire
  • SP4 7DE

Contact

  • Telephone: 0370 333 1181

Location


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