About this Tour
Explore Stonehenge with this timed-entry entrance ticket. For 1 to 2 hours, you will walk in the footsteps of the ancient Neolithic ancestors at one of the best known prehistoric monuments in the world. You will be able to explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life, and even visit the world-class exhibition and visitor center, containing 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man. Food and drinks are not included with this entrance ticket.
Perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, Stonehenge was built in several stages: the first monument was an early henge monument, built about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC. In the early Bronze Age many burial mounds were built nearby. Today, along with Avebury, it forms the heart of a World Heritage Site, with a unique concentration of prehistoric monuments.
On the site itself, there is plenty to see and do for visitors. Iconic symbol of Britain, a walk around the Stone Circle is the centrepiece of any visit to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. 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. You will wander around the Neolithic houses outside the visitor center, step inside to imagine how people lived 4,500 years ago, chat with the volunteers and discover how the houses were built using authentic materials and techniques, based on the evidence of dwellings found nearby.
You can also experience the Stonehenge landscape through time with the interactive map. You will see how the environment changed before, during and after the time of Stonehenge, and click on features to learn more about this incredible prehistoric area. Also be sure to 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 center.
The Stone Circle is a masterpiece of engineering, and building it would have taken huge effort from hundreds of well-organized people using only simple tools and technologies. Visit Stonehenge to find out more!