Rockin' It Out!

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.

Rockin' It Out!

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Glamazon22 on January 2, 2006

The best thing to do here is to get a great digital camera with lots of memory and just let your trigger finger go crazy. Despite the fact these are just a bunch of rocks, the fact remains that many from the US (the richest country in the world) cannot afford or even get here to see this Wonder of the World.${QuickSuggestions}

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.

Kickin' It With The Celts

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Glamazon22 on January 2, 2006

For one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it pays to go to see Stonehenge. Sure, it's a bunch of rocks all stacked up, there's a highway now running behind it, and it's not so pretty, but seeing something that lasted 5,000 years makes one marvel at the determination and persistence mankind has had to survive on this earth. Plus, there are plenty of other attractions in the Salisbury Plain area to make a road trip to see this historic site worth it; consult the website for maps of this area. Last thing I need is for someone to get lost! Tips on times, prices, and how to get there are in my Overview.

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