Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument and World Heritage Site, located a couple of miles outside of Salisbury. It takes around an hour to get there from our camping and caravan park in Dorset – but we think it’s well worth the drive!
The highlight of any visit to Stonehenge is the Stone Circle, which dates back more than 4,500 years. There are many explanations for this iconic monument’s existence, but the true heritage remains unknown. Some people believe it served as a calendar of sorts. Others think that it was built as a burial site.
The monument is of great spiritual importance and many seek it as a place of solace and reflection. During a visit you can walk around the stones and marvel at their sheer size and scale.
You will need to book the ‘Stone Circle Experience’ if you want to spend time within the circle itself. During this VIP guided tour, you will have an hour to look at the stones up close. A knowledgeable host is on hand to provide a detailed commentary and answer any questions you may have.
Once you’ve explored the stone circle make sure you take some time to check out the exhibition. English Heritage have created an impressive display, which gives further insight into how Stonehenge builders may have worked. Visitors can see over 250 objects that have been gathered from around the site, including pottery, jewellery and tools. There are also Neolithic house replicas that you can walk around.
If you’re feeling peckish during your visit there is a café on site serving drinks, snacks and light lunches. The rock cakes are also said to be pretty special! The food can be enjoyed in the café itself or as a picnic in the surrounding grounds.
There is a car parking available on site although non-members must pay a small charge. There is a shuttle bus running from the car park to the visitor centre that takes around 10 minutes, or you can walk if you’d prefer.
Before you head home, don’t forget to check out the gift shop for something to commemorate your visit. There’s a wide array of books, gifts and local produce to buy.
Follow signs to Blandford Forum and then pick up signs for Salisbury
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Opening times vary throughout the year. Please consult the English Heritage website before travelling.
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