There is much information to be found about traveling around the bustling city of London, so for this post, we thought we’d highlight a particularly intriguing day-trip available from the city. Why not set out to explore a site that has boggled the minds of researchers and scientists for centuries – we’re talking, of course, about Stonehenge.
What Exactly is Stonehenge?
The monument of Stonehenge has mystified millions of people for quite some time – how could it not? 40-ton blocks of stone arranged in a circle, with little offered explanation as to how it was built or what it was used for is certainly a good cause of wonder! Many are fascinated by the history of the stones. Was this the site of a religious temple, or perhaps a burial ground? There are some to believe it was an astronomical clock. Visitors and scholars have spent countless hours mulling over the mystery of Stonehenge. While we don’t have the answer to the ‘what is it’ question surrounding this site, we do have some helpful information for travelers looking to visit.
Getting From London to Stonehenge by Train
Those looking to travel by train from London to Stonehenge can do so easily. Hop on a train at London’s Waterloo Station and travel to Salisbury. Upon arrival, right outside the station, you will find the bus that takes visitors to Stonehenge. The train journey is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes long, and the bus takes roughly 30 minutes to reach the site of Stonehenge.
South Western trains operate the route from London to Salisbury. Tickets are available in first and second class start at $66 per person. This route would be covered using a BritRail Pass, BritRail England Pass or a BritRail South West Pass.
Please be advised that entrance to Stonehenge is organized through timed intervals and advance booking is required. Pre-booking is the only way to guarantee entry on the day and at the time of your choice. You can book your tickets here.
Day Tours from London to Stonehenge
We are pleased to offer several tours that include Stonehenge as a stop. These tours take any guesswork out of getting from London to Stonehenge. The Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury Tour provides you with a full day of sightseeing and includes some top visitor spots to explore -including the Roman Baths, Stonehenge and of course, the famed Salisbury Cathedral. We also offer the Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge Tour which includes a visit to Windsor Castle in place of seeing Salisbury.
However you decide to visit, whether you travel by train or take a guided tour from London to Stonehenge, let your imagination be your guide to the mystery, legend and folklore that surrounds this amazing destination. And don’t forget to share your pictures with us!