Stonehenge - English Heritage

Stonehenge - English Heritage
Stonehenge
Amesbury
Wiltshire
SP4 7DE
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/stonehenge/

E-mail

stonecircleaccess@english-heritage.org.uk

Telephone

0870 333 1181

Tourist Information

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Stonehenge at sunset
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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.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Prehistoric site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

7.50/6.80/4.50/19.50, NT members free

Discounts

  • National Trust
  • English Heritage

Collection details

Archaeology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Stonehenge at sunset

Summer Archaeology Walk

  • 2 August 2014 3-5:30pm
  • 16 August 2014 3-5:30pm
  • 30 August 2014 3-5:30pm

Enjoy a summer afternoon walk up on the downs learning about the ancient archaeology of the Stonehenge world heritage site. On this 4 mile walk with views of the stone circle, we'll visit ancient earthworks that have revealed much about the people who once lived and celebrated here. Talking points include the cursus, the many and varied barrows, and an ancient avenue connecting ceremonial centres.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Stonehenge

Discover Durrington Walls

  • 9 August 2014 1:30-4pm
  • 6 September 2014 1:30-4pm
  • 4 October 2014 1:30-4pm

Ever wondered where the builders of Stonehenge lived? Join our landscape guides to explore the secrets of Durrington walls, once home to the builders of Stonehenge - and discover 6,000 years of hidden history. A 2.5 to 3 mile walk.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Girl carrying a stick

Really Wild Natural Art!

  • 1 August 2014 2-4pm *on now
  • 22 August 2014 2-4pm

This workshop is for children between the ages of 6 to 12, and will explore nature around the King Barrow Ridge at Stonehenge. You will be able to make drawings of the barrows and of all the interesting things that you can find around them, whether they are feathers, grasses, seed pods, flowers or twigs. Turning these into monoprints and building a book of found drawn objects will create a lasting memory of your time in the ancient landscape surrounding Stonehenge.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£5.00 per child.

Stonehenge cloudy sunset

Evening Photography Walk

  • 2 August 2014 6-8:30pm
  • 27 September 2014 4-6:30pm

An evening walk to capture the soft landscape at the end of summer. Join photography expert Mark Philpott and a National Trust guide on an evening walk around the Stonehenge landscape. Mark will show you how to capture evocative vistas and the changing seasons in a landscape rich in archaeology and wildlife.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£6.50 per adult.

A Swarm of Ancient Stars

Stargazing and Storytelling

  • 9 August 2014 8:30-10:30pm

Join our friendly team of astronomers for an adventure exploring the night sky with telescopes, alongside legends told by our own starry storyteller, activities, and toasting marshmallows. As well as learning about the constellations, we hope the season's meteor shower will be putting on a show!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £6.00, Child £2.00.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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.

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.

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