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Visiting Stonehenge: Everything You Need to Plan Your Visit

Stonehenge | Visitor information at a glance

Visiting Stonehenge
  • What are Stonehenge opening hours?
    Stonehenge is open from 9:30am - 5pm during the winter and 9:30am - 7pm during the summer.
  • Where is Stonehenge located?
    Salisbury SP4 7DE, United Kingdom. Get directions.
  • How many number visitors does Stonehenge see per year?
    Stonehenge sees an average of 1 million visitors every year.



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Stonehenge Entry Tickets
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2 hr. 30 min.
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Stonehenge Entry Tickets with Transfers from London
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6 hr.
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From London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath & Roman Baths Day Trip
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11 hr. - 11 hr. 30 min.
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Guided Tour
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From London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle & Oxford Day Trip
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10 hr. - 11 hr.
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From London: Stonehenge & Bath Day Trip
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10 hr. 30 min.
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From London: Stonehenge & Windsor/Bath With Exclusive Walk Between The Stones Experience
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11 hr. - 12 hr.
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Stonehenge opening hours

Stonehenge is open throughout the week, with visiting hours between 9:30am and 5pm in the winter (September 6-March 15) and 9:30am and 7pm in the summer (March 16-September 6). When visiting Stonehenge, please note that the last entry is 2 hours before closing.

When booking your Stonehenge tickets, you will be asked to pick a date and time slot. Please report to the Visitor’s Centre with your ticket confirmation at least ten minutes before your time slot.

Best time to visit Stonehenge

The best time to visit Stonehenge is between March to June and September to November. The weather is pleasant, albeit a little chilly during winter. Stonehenge is linked to the annual solar cycle. In June, thousands of people gather at Stonehenge during the Summer Solstice to get the perfect view of the sun as it rises from between the stones. Similarly, people also visit it during the Winter Solstice to get a view of the sunset. However, as it tends to be cold during the Winter Solstice, people prefer to witness the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge.

Where is Stonehenge located?

Address: Salisbury SP4 7DE, United Kingdom

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Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, England, is approximately 140 km from London.

Getting to Stonehenge

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Public transportation

  • Train: You can take a train from London to Salisbury, the closest station to Stonehenge. From Salisbury station, you can board a Stonehenge tour bus, which will take you directly to the Stonehenge Visitor’s Centre. This route will take about 1.5 hours.
  • Bus: Similar to the train journey, you will need to take a bus to Salisbury, and then take the Stonehenge tour bus from the station. The journey will take you about 3 hours.
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Driving

  • Driving is a direct way to get to Stonehenge, where you can directly drive to the venue. This route will take you a little over 2 hours. To get to Salisbury, use the M4, then go onto the M3 and take exit 8 onto the A303. Follow signs from Amesbury, which will take you on the A360 and then to Stonehenge.

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  • The Stonehenge cafe serves traditional pasties, sausage rolls, soup, hotpots, and vegetarian food. You must try the famous Rock cake!
  • You can enjoy these treats in the outdoor seating area or even picnic near the Stone Circle with a view of the monument. As picnics are allowed, you can also bring your own food to sit out and enjoy.
  • The premises do not have a cloakroom or a luggage storage facility. However, if you have luggage, you can leave it at the Railway Tavern, located 100 meters down the road from Salisbury station.
  • Other facilities include toilets, baby changing stations, and a shuttle bus for those who need it, such as the elderly and those with reduced mobility.
  • As British weather can be unpredictable, carry sunglasses, a hat, and a light jacket. Ensure you wear sturdy shoes for the walk to the Stone Circle. 
  • Carry a water bottle and some snacks. Please ensure you dispose of any wrappers and trash properly.
  • You can download the audio guide in advance. Please carry your headphones, as these will not be available at the venue.
  • There is no cloakroom or facility to keep luggage, so ensure you only carry essential things.
  • Salisbury Cathedral: Over 750 years old, this cathedral has well-preserved original copies of the Magna Carta. It also has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom, at 404 feet, along with one of the oldest working clocks in the world.
  • Avebury: Co-listed with Stonehenge as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Avebury features naturally-shaped stones (megaliths) in a ring. Within the ring are two distinct henges with their inner rings of stones.
  • Salisbury Museum: This museum has a stunning collection related to Stonehenge and other artifacts and architectural marvels found locally.
  • Durrington Walls: The largest Neolithic henge in the country, Durrington Walls is about 3 kilometers away from Stonehenge. This early settlement is considered to be related to the Stonehenge complex.

Frequently asked questions about visiting Stonehenge from London

How long does a Stonehenge tour from London take?

If the tour involves just Stonehenge, then you can expect your Stonehenge tour from London to take about six hours. However, a combo ticket that includes Bath or the Windsor Castle, for example, will take much longer

How much time will I get to spend at Stonehenge?

You are free to spend as much time as you’d like at Stonehenge, but note that the venue shuts at 5pm in the winter and at 7pm in the summer.

Is Salisbury Cathedral included in a Stonehenge tour from London?

If you want to visit Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge, opt for a combo ticket. Please check your ticket options before booking to ensure it include the attractions you want to visit.

Do I have to book the tour online?

It is generally recommended that you book your tour online to guarantee your visit at your chosen time slot. While walk-in tickets are available, there is no guarantee that tickets will be available whenever you go.

What other attractions can I cover on my Stonehenge tour from London?

Some nearby attractions you can cover on your trip to Stonehenge include Windsor, Oxford, Cambridge, and Bath. Here are some more tour options from London.

Is Stonehenge dog-friendly?

Assistance dogs are allowed throughout Stonehenge, even in the Stone Circle. As for dogs on leashes, they are not allowed in the Stone Circle & monument field, visitor buses, exhibition, Stonehenge café, and the gift shop. They are only allowed in the visitor centre, where water bowls are available. Please ensure you clean up after your pet.