I frequently find Stonehenge on lists about the most common tourist traps, or stories about underwhelming places to visit, yet that wasn’t our experience.  When you take the time to learn a little about the history, and learn how complex this site truly is, you’re able to see this “tourist trap” in a different light.

While there are many great things to say about Stonehenge, there is perhaps a little truth to the previously mentioned articles.

What to expect:

  • There is a park fee to visit Stonehenge, this fee includes admittance into the park, as well as the shuttle ride from the visitor center to the stones.
  • There will be a large crowd.  After all, this site dates back to 5000 B.C.
  • You will not be able to get near the stones.  The entire area around Stonehenge is roped off.  The closest you will be able to get is about 50 feet away.
  • Stonehenge is roughly 90 miles from London.  There are many tour options that will bus you from London, or you can rent a car like we did.