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Stonehenge has been on my bucket list since before I can remember, so when I knew I was going to be in London, nothing was going to stop me from going on a Stonehenge day trip from London even if it meant going solo.
The main question I was asked after going: “Is visiting Stonehenge worth it?!” “I heard it’s smaller than you’d think”. The short answer is yes, it’s worth it, and yes, it’s smaller than you’d think.
Overall, getting to see such a famous, and mysterious monument was so freakin’ cool and something you’d do once in a lifetime!
Continue reading for my experience on a Stonehenge day trip from London.
What is Stonehenge
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument estimated to have been built in ~2500BC in Salisbury, England (~2.5 hrs away from London). Over the years historians have learned much about the monument, but why it was built is still a mystery.
Learn more about the history of Stonehenge here.
How to get to Stonehenge from London (it’s legit in the middle of nowhere)
Stonehenge day tour from London
There are a bunch of Stonehenge tours from London, but I did this one with GetYourGuide – which is a day trip from London to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle. Peter, my tour guide was awesome. I highly recommend a guided tour so you don’t have to deal with any logistics or buying tickets, you just show up!
How to get to Stonehenge from London by train and bus
The best way to get to Stonehenge is to take the train from London Waterloo station to Salisbury, trains run every hour. Once you get to Salisbury, you’ll need to take the green Stonehenge tour bus from Salisbury train station to the main visitor’s center. Search for bus times here.
How to get to Stonehenge from London by car
Renting a car is a good option especially if you are staying in a neighboring town (as opposed to the city).
The drive is pretty easy using the M3 freeway. You can use Google Maps to get there.
Address: Near Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE, UK
If you are not going with a guided tour from London, you should book tickets online in advance. They structure prices and tickets based on peak/off-peak times with the last entry time at 3pm.
What to expect once you’re there
The visitor center is in the middle of nowhere, it has a large cafe and a huge gift shop. Once you get your wristbands, you get shuttled to the actual Stonehenge site where you can take all the time you want to walk around and take pictures. Literally, you only need 30 minutes to see the place.
The official site has all the information you could need (prices, times, visitor information)
Hot tip: bring a jacket and umbrella!
Stonehenge day trip from London: My POV
Stonehenge was really cool to see, I was a giddy little girl for the 40 minutes I was actually there. I’ll be honest, the only thing for you to do once you’re there is take pictures from a million different angles and vantage points. It’s worth visiting especially if you are grouping it with additional stops during the day. Like I did as a day trip from London to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle
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