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Review of Stonehenge

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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Amesbury
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the most important survivals of prehistoric England, Stonehenge consists of a group of huge rough-cut stones, some more than 20 feet high, arranged in two concentric circles.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I spent a little time reading negative reviews before I starting writing my own...most complaints are about the expense (about £20), that people aren't allowed to walk among the stones, and you can see them at a distance from the road on one side. I am here to tell you: We would have paid £100 apiece (or more!) to get as close as we did...Honest to any god there is, we literally "felt" a positive, uplifting power - or something - when we did the walk around (no, we had not imbibed any mind altering drink or drug). We understood why we couldn't get closer, because there ARE some jerks in the world who would do, and have done in the past, damage to this treasure of Great Britain and the world.

Ancient history, admittedly, is my personal fascination and THIS site was like the Holy Grail to me. Pay the money, walk the stones, feel the vibe. WORTH IT.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This was our second visit to Stonehenge and what a difference 6 years makes! The new interactive visitor center is a great way to really understand the history of the monument and the people who created. Kudos the UK for removing a road that ran right next to the heel stone. Now you can approach either by bus or foot over the countryside and get a good feeling for the entire area. The audio tour is a must and deepens the appreciation for the site. Very easy to pack a picnic lunch, however, there are good options in the cafeteria too.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Considering the range of mixed online reviews, I was skeptical at first. HOWEVER, we had a very enjoyable visit to Stonehenge. Yes, there are options to drive by on the motorway and view from 1000 yards or walk a byway and view from 200 yards across the park fence. But it is worth an interior visit. Entry fee is not excessive, especially considering the new Exhibition Center, toilet facilities, cafe, etc. Shuttle buses will move you to the namesake site for close viewing on a 360-degree walking path. Great for photos from all angles and it helps to disperse the crowd (expect numerous visitors). What many visitors do not realize is the large size of this historic site with additional history to learn. Also great for a long walks through the site to see other stone formations, ponder intent of ancient ditches, mounds, and pathways. This was well worth the entry fee to see Stonehenge up close and enjoy a picnic on shaded tables. And one of my favorite items at the Exhibition center is a replica stone to touch and take in (it is HUGE). Also in the Exhibition center, the 360-degree video room showing a sunrise from within the Stonehenge ring. Very glad we did not opt to creep by in slow traffic on the motorway to catch a 1000-yard glimpse of such a magnificent and mysterious site. Stonehenge is a must see.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Stonehenge is a world heritage site. It was interesting to see the ancient ruins which are nearly just as old as the Egyptian pyramids. I was given an audio guide which was very informative. To get to the site there is a bus provided that goes from the entrance to the area of the stones, which departs every five minutes. At the stones itself, people are not allowed to go right up to the stones or go in the circle. You can get a good view of the stones by standing a few metres away.

The centre also has a gift shop and café. At the cafe I bought an ice cream.

There is an exhibition centre there where there are human and animal remains and arrow heads that were found at the site. Outside there are some houses which were for the people that built Stonehenge.

I would highly recommend visiting this attraction. I spent approximately 2 hours there.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The fact that the Stonehenge was built during ancient times and there are still
multiple theories and speculations about its origin and purpose make this one impressive pile of rocks! The visitor center was very impressive .We were able to buy good souvenirs too.We opted for a couple of bottles of ginger wine.The bathroom facilities were updated and clean .This was really important because the Stonehenge was a long ride from London.The transport system from the visitor center to the rocks was organized. It is true that tourists can’t get under the stones and the area is roped around to limit land shifting that can compromise the whole rock formations.But paying tourists can still get close enough to appreciate this ancient wonder.

Date of experience: October 2017
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