Stonehenge is a unique vacation destination, composed of series of concentric rings of standing stones which surround an altar stone at the center. Stonehenge is one of England's most famous Neolithic monuments and has attracted visitors for many years. Stonehenge was built more than 3,000 years ago, in several phases on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. Speculation about who built it have included the Druids, Greeks, Phoenicians, and Atlanteans.
Most visitors to Stonehenge say that they expected it to be bigger. Stonehenge is a good vacation destination for people who think they would enjoy seeing something that was built a very long time ago, while at the same time trying to figure out what it's for. Stonehenge is definitely not the place to go if you are more into the Disneyland type of attraction with large visitor center and rides.
Best Time to Go & Getting There
If you don't like crowds you are better off going early in the day or in the Spring or Fall. In Summer Stonehenge can be quite crowded because of increased tour bus arrivals. The easiest way to get to stonehenge is to drive, particularly if you are planing some other nearby sights like the Salisbury Catherdral.
Stonehenge is open daily from 9:30am to 5pm with the hours vary according to the season. Stonhenge is open later in the Summer because days are longer and there are more visitors. Tickets are £4 for adults and there is a family ticket for two adults and up to three children which costs £10.