Stonehenge: a marvel of the ancient world
Stonehenge is one of the best-known wonders of the world. With a lack of written records, the reason for its creation remains unclear and is the subject of much speculation. Immerse yourself in the history of this pre-historic attraction and learn more on a half-day Stonehenge tour.
Stonehenge is in Wiltshire, England, near the town of Amesbury. It is a ring of standing stones, each weighing around twenty-five tonnes. The stones stand approximately thirteen feet high and seven feet wide. Archaeologists believe the structure is over five thousand years old. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge and its surroundings are one of the UK’s most famous landmarks. While the National Trust owns the surrounding land, the British Crown owns the monument, and the English Heritage manages it.
Learn the story of Stonehenge
Built in several stages, scientists believe Stonehenge took at least fifteen hundred years to complete, undergoing many changes to its original architecture over time. According to radiocarbon dating, the circular earth bank and ditch is the oldest part of the structure, built around 3100 BC. The first stones came later, raised between 2400 and 2200 BC. They were rearranged over the following centuries, and new stones were added. The Stonehenge we see today was created sometime between 1930 and 1600 BC.
Many theories surround the purpose of this strange and unique monument, which remains engulfed in mystery to this day. One prevailing theory comes from 18th-Century scholars, based on the position of the monument’s entrance, which faces the rising sun during the summer solstice. For many, Stonehenge’s orientation suggests that ancient astronomers possibly used it as a solar calendar to track the movement of the sun and moon. Human bones unearthed during recent excavations, however, support another theory – that Stonehenge may have been an ancient burial ground built to honour the dead.
Despite extensive research, the builders of Stonehenge remain unknown, and some even suggest the work of aliens behind it! Take the Stonehenge tour to learn more about its possible uses and origin.
Your journey to Stonehenge
Hop aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach in London and travel to Wiltshire. Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the English countryside while you travel. Upon arriving, you will receive a multilingual audio guide, providing lots of interesting information during your visit. Tickets include access to the Stonehenge Exhibition Centre, which safeguards the largest collection of discoveries from the area. After your tour, browse the shop for souvenirs at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre and grab a drink at the new Stonehenge Cafe.
For a fun, educational day out, take the Stonehenge tour today and witness this wonder of the ancient world first-hand.
- Discover one of the UK's most fascinating ancient monuments.
- Learn about the Stonehenge with an audio guide, available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Dutch, and Polish.
- The ticket includes shuttle services in an air-conditioned coach from London.
- Admission to the Stonehenge (within 10 metres of the standing stones)
- Admission to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre
- Multilingual audio guide (French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Dutch and Polish)
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach
- Free WiFi on the coach
The tour runs on all days of the week at 8.30 AM. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before departure.
How to get to your Stonehenge tour
The tour begins at 8:00 am from the Golden Tours Visitors Centre. To get there, walk from the underground station towards Victoria coach station (in the opposite direction to Buckingham Palace). Before you reach the coach station, you will see ‘Colonnade Walk’ on the left. Enter the walkway and turn left at the Subway sandwich store. The visitor centre is behind the fountain.
By Train: Alight at Victoria Station. Walk towards Victoria Coach Station and the Golden Tours office will be on your left.
By Underground: Use subway lines Circle, District, or Victoria and get off at Victoria Station. Walk towards Victoria Coach Station and the Golden Tours office will be on your left.
By Bus: Get off at Victoria (Stop 6) using buses 755 or Green Line. Alternatively, take bus C1 to Victoria Coach Station. The Golden Tours Visitor Center is a 5-minute walk away.
How long is the Stonehenge tour?
The Stonehenge tour is approximately six hours including transfers.
Getting your tickets
You will receive your mobile voucher via email shortly after booking. You can show this on your mobile device along with valid photo ID before the tour commences. The tour is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.
Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your tickets up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.