Stonehenge (English Heritage)
0870 333 1181 (Customer Services)
For an unforgettable family day out, visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Located near Salisbury in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, it is a highlight of the South West.
The true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time. Was it a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress.
Heritage site, Prehistoric site, Archaeological site
1 Apr-31 May: 9.30am-6pm daily / 1 Jun-31 Aug: 9am-7pm daily / 1 Sep- 15 Oct: 9.30am-6pm daily / 16 Oct-15 Mar: 9.30am-4pm daily / 16-31 Mar: 9.30am-6pm daily / Closed 24-25 Dec / 26 Dec and 1 Jan 10am-4pm / Opening times from 20-22 June may be subject to change due to Summer Solstice. Please call 0870 333 1181 before you visit
7.50/6.80/4.50/19.50, NT members free
- National Trust
- English Heritage
The Business of Heritage and Tourism Discovery Visit
Find out what it takes to manage a busy heritage site. Led by a member of the Stonehenge management team, this interactive tour will lead you through all aspects of running a heritage site as a tourist attraction and a business.
Duration: 1 hour
Key Stage: 4, 5, History, Literacy, Travel and Tourism, Business and Enterprise, Geography, Heritage Management
How to obtain
Call 0117 975 0688 to book a 1 hour session during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19488 for more information.
Stones and Bones: Stonehenge in its Landscape Discovery Visit
Through music, drama and artefact investigation, uncover the fascinating history behind this pre-eminent pre-historic monument. A unique opportunity to explore Stonehenge and the Stonehenge landscape in partnership with the National Trust.
Duration: 2 hours
Key Stage: 1, 2, 3, History, Geography, Music, Drama
How to obtain
Call 0117 975 0688 to book a 2 hour session, available every weekday during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19488 for more information.