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Country: United Kingdom
Continent: Europe
Constructed: 2950 – 1600 B.C.

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Where is Stonehenge located?

Stonehenge is located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. It is only 90 miles west of London.

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How to get to Stonehenge?

Gatwick Airport or Heathrow Airport in London are the two international airports closest to Stonehenge. The nearest train station to Stonehenge is Salisbury about 9.5 miles away. From London the trains depart from Waterloo Station to Salisbury.

Where to stay?

Holiday Inn Salisbury Stonehenge
Ranked #1 hotel in Amesbury by Tripadvisor.
Set in rolling countryside, Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge is a stylish base for exploring Wiltshire's famous monuments and historic towns, and a handy stop-off for trips between London and Devon. Paintings and sculptures by local artists brighten the boutique-style Lobby of this ultra-modern 4-storey hotel.

Fairlawn House
Fairlawn House is a fine Georgian Grade II listed town house offering a warm welcome and friendly service in lovely surroundings and at an affordable price including a delicious breakfast. Fairlawn House is conveniently situated in Wiltshire's beautiful countryside. It is only 2 miles from historic Stonehenge and 8 miles from the Cathedral City of Salisbury.

Rollestone Manor
Rollestone Manor is a beautiful grade II listed historic house which has been in the Smith family for more than sixty years. It is ideally located on the edge of the village of Shrewton just 2 miles from the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and minutes from the A303, with easy access to the cities of Salisbury and Bath.

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Guided Tours

Private Viewing of Stonehenge including Bath and Lacock - $156.78

Book an exclusive private viewing of Stonehenge. Stepping inside the "inner circle of stones" is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Tickets are limited and each group consists of 26 (morning) or 40 (afternoon) with your own guide. With a choice of sunrise or sunset viewings, and private access to the inner circle of stones, your visit to Stonehenge is sure to be a memory you'll cherish. As an added bonus, you'll avoid the huge crowds.

Stonehenge, Salisbury and Bath Day Trip from London - $119.60

From famous Salisbury and Stonehenge to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, you'll see it all on a cultural day trip from London. The tour includes travel by luxury coach and guided tours of Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and the Roman Baths. There is also free time to explore Bath at your own pace.

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