A January 2004 trip
to Stonehenge by Glamazon22
Quote: Something about looking at 5,000-year-old rocks makes one feel all historical and such. Sure, they are just rocks, but hey, they've been here for a long time.
Opening times: Spring 16 Mar to 31 May 9.30 - 6.00 Summer 1 Jun to 31 Aug 9.00 - 7.00 Autumn 1 Sept to 15 Oct 9.30 - 6.00 Winter 16 Oct to 15 Mar 9.30 - 4.00; Prices Adult £5.50 Child (5 - 15) £2.80 Concession (student, pensioner) £4.10 Family Ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children) £13.80
Getting There By Train: The nearest train station to Stonehenge is Salisbury about 9.5 miles away. From London the trains depart from Waterloo Station to Salisbury. Check for times and prices, as these may be subject to change. It costs roughly £25 return and the trains depart approximately every hour. The journey takes about an hour and a half
By Bus: Buses depart from Heathrow Airport and from Victoria Coach Station in the centre of London. The journey takes about 2 hours and there are three departures daily. Get off at Amesbury. From there you can either walk (about 2 miles), catch a local bus, or get a taxi. You can buy tickets on the coach, at the coach station, or from ticket agents for National Express. At about £12 return, it is the cheapest way to travel to Stonehenge.
Other Ways of Getting There:
By Car: Directions to Stonehenge From London Heathrow Airport: Follow signs to the M4 West. Continue for about 2 miles and come off at junction 4b onto the M25 South bound. Follow the signs for Gatwick Airport. From the M25, exit at junction 12 for the M3 motorway towards Basingstoke. Once on the M3, follow it to junction 8 signed A303 Andover. Continue on the A303 ALL the way until you reach a roundabout. Go straight over this and 2 miles on, bear right onto the A344 and the car park is on the right-hand side about 500m on.
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