Day Trip from London: A Visit to Stonehenge

Seen the mysterious Stonehenge and wondered what it will be like to see them for yourself? Located about 2 hours away from London, a visit to Stonehenge is one you can easily plan!

Day Trip to Stonehenge

 

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The Planning Essentials                                                           

Embark on a tour or plan the day trip yourself? Tours take the worry and planning out of it. All you have to do is sign up and show up! Often these tours will combine your trip to Stonehenge with half a day in Bath. This is a great option if you want to visit the beautiful city of Bath and take in the famed Roman Baths. You can opt for a tour from Viator or Klook. Take note that these tours are usually over 12 hours long, starting in the early morning and ending late at night. However, there are some half-day tours if you’re really pressed for time!

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If planned tours are not your thing or you want the option of being in control of your own itinerary, then planning your trip to Stonehenge is pretty fuss-free! First get your tickets to Stonehenge in advance via their official website. There are plenty of options listed, with options to visit the famous cathedral in Salisbury. Your tickets are valid for 1 year after purchase. All you’ve got to do is show the bus driver your order to collect your tickets.

Journey from London to Salisbury

From London, you need to make your way to the beautiful town of Salisbury. You can purchase your tickets on the day itself or in advance online. Purchasing your tickets early can help you save some money. The train ride is approximately 90 minutes. Be sure to check the train timings for your return trip back to London!

Fields Around Stonehenge
Fields Around Stonehenge

Making Your Way to Stonehenge

Look out for the dedicated bus stop for the Stonehenge tour buses. Remember to check the bus timetable for when the buses depart from each stop along the route! Trust me, you wouldn’t want to be stuck at Stonehenge with no bus back! It’ll be a long hike back!

Give your order details to the bus driver and he’ll get you sorted with the tickets. Keep them safe as you’ll need them for the journey back. It takes about 20 – 30 minutes to get to Stonehenge as the bus will stop at a few stops along the way. Once you get there, you’ll be able to pick up your audio guides (comes with the tour price!) and board a shuttle bus to see the stones themselves.

Immerse yourself in the history and stare in awe at one of the world’s UNESCO heritage sites. There are plenty of little nuggets of facts for you to take in and the sight of the stones themselves are something to behold.

View of the Stones
Neolithic Houses
Neolithic Houses

Special Access

For regular visits, you will not be able to touch the stones themselves as you will be a short distance away. However, there are special access tours that allow you to enter the inner circle of the stones. You have to book these in advance as the slots are limited, with tours operating in the early morning or late at night!

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Whether you’re there to take an iconic photo with Stonehenge for Instagram or to see if you can figure out the secrets of the stones, it will be an interesting day out of London. So make the trip yourself!


Where to Stay in London

Splurge: Shangri-La at The Shard – Bask in the opulence and luxury that comes with staying at the Shangri-La. Experience great service, fantastic facilities, and amazing views from the tallest building in London.

Treat: The Hoxton Holborn – Urban, happening and carefully curated. Enter this chic and trendy space that will change your perception of a typical hotel room.

Save: Point A Hotel, Shoreditch – Things are quite pricey in London and costs add up but that does not mean you have to scrimp on where you stay. The rooms here are functional and will let you have a good night’s rest before starting your adventure the next day!

Backpacker: Generator Hostel London – Save up for all the exciting things you have planned in London. Comfortable bed, clean hostel and friendly staff will set you up for a great stay in the city.

Unique: citizenM Tower of London – The place exudes a quirky vibe with a big punch of personality. The hotel delivers everything you might need and is value-for-money; all with an efficient and practical touch.

Check out other properties in London and their latest prices here!


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    1. Hi Syaf! Thanks for that 🙂 I was there at the stones itself for about 2-3 hours and I think it’s more than enough time for you to soak in the views and read the information stands that they have around. Also note that the areas around Stonehenge are unsheltered and you’ll be exposed to the elements! It was raining slightly with some strong winds when I was there so I didn’t stay too long because of the weather.

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