Stonehenge Tours from London and the UK – lets compare!
Stonehenge is one of the most visited attractions in the UK and we offer plenty of guided tours which include seeing other popular destinations such as Windsor, Bath and Oxford so you can make the most of your time while in London. We bring to you the best selection of day tours from London to Stonehenge and other great destinations and we are sure you will find a day tour that meets your needs. Of course you should not forget all the tours on show include entrance into the educational Stonehenge Visitor Centre which gives you even more history on this world famous attraction.
Map of Stonehenge and other popular tour destinations
A brief history of Stonehenge
Every year hundreds of thousands of people take one of the London to Stonehenge Day Tours, it is one of the most magnificent and historically significant monuments in the UK. The Stonehenge that you see today, is a timeless monument and work on it was finished over 3,500 years ago after approximately 1,500 years of being built.
Initially, all that lay there was a ditch, and then came about the Aubrey Holes in 3100BC – these are just circular pits that formed a larger circle and recent investigations have found the remains of human bones buried there, but many still believe that it was part of a religious ceremony and not for graves. After this stage of building had been completed, it does appear that work stopped for 1000 years and then it started again.
This next stage, was the most productive! It began in 2150 BC when 82 Stones were transported from the Preseli Mountains (Wales) to where they reside today! That is quite a journey for 82 Stones that each weigh approximately 4 tonnes! How were they transported you may well ask? Well that is something that you will have to find out from your tour guide, and then after they have given you far more information you can make your own assumptions as to what Stonehenge is really all about!
Some Key Frequently Asked Questions about tours to Stonehenge:
- How far is Stonehenge from London? Its about 90 miles or 90 mins direct by car, or 2 hours by bus.
- Can I get to Stonehenge by myself? There is no direct public transport to Stonehenge, you would need to take a train and then bus.
- Can I walk amongst the stones? There are tours outside of normal hours that allow you to do this.
- Is Stonehenge disabled friendly? Yes, its very disabled friendly!