Things to see and do

Stone Circle Experience

An unforgettable opportunity to spend time inside the tranquil circle of Stonehenge.

Stone Circle Experience at Stonehenge takes you up close to this world-famous monument. Learn the secrets of the stones from your knowledgeable host and experience the power and mystery of these ancient sarsens and bluestones for yourself.

Visits last for an hour and take place in the early morning or evening, outside normal visiting hours. They're also subject to very limited availability, with a maximum of 30 people per session. 

Now booking to March 2025.

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On arrival you will be directed by your Stone Circle Experience host to the shuttle bus for the short journey to the stones. 

Once you arrive at the stones, you’re free to wander amongst them for approximately 45 minutes, discovering all the fascinating details on these mighty sarsens and bluestones that are only visible up close, with your knowledgeable host on hand to answer any questions you may have. While you're in the stone circle you can take as many photos as you like, or just marvel at their majesty, we only ask that you don’t stand on or touch the stones.  

Please make sure you are ready to board the shuttle bus to the monument from the visitor centre 10 minutes before your Stone Circle Experience session start time.


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Planning your Stone Circle Experience

Early morning visits

If your visit is in the morning, the exhibition will be open from 9.30am. The cafe opens at 9am for a delicious hot breakfast.

Evening visits

You are welcome on site one hour before the site closes to day visitors to explore the visitor centre.

5pm site closes - arrive for SCE from 4pm
7pm site closes - arrive for SCE from 6pm

The shop is open before your visit but will close once the last Stone Circle Experience group has departed for the stones.

Visitors with access requirements are invited to call 0370 333 1181 to discuss your individual needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you wish to meditate during your visit, please be aware that there will be up to 30 people in your group, so may wish to consider booking the entire session. Please call 0370 333 1181 to discuss this. 

Getting Here

By Public transport:

Nearest bus and railway stations: Salisbury (12 miles/19 kms) away.

By train: Regular services to Salisbury from London, Bristol/Bath and Southampton.

By taxi: Available at Salisbury train station.

Stonehenge Tour Bus

Please be aware that the timetable for the Stonehenge Tour Bus service from Salisbury to Stonehenge may not coincide with your visit. Please check the timetable before booking. 

By car:

If you are arriving outside normal visiting hours (9.30am - 5pm or 7pm in summer) for your Stone Circle Experience, you can still use the visitor car park. Please have your booking ready to show on arrival. 

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Stone Circle Experience is priced at £61 for adults (18+) and £37 for children aged 5-17. Children under 5 years of age are free. Prices are valid until 30 March 2025.

English Heritage Member discounts are available.

Guidebooks are priced at £6 and made available in eight languages, detailing the history of Stonehenge and its remarkable landscape. 

We use the 24-hour clock for bookings. Please check to see if you've selected a morning or an evening visit.


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Commitment to Preservation

English Heritage is committed to the responsibility of keeping the Stonehenge World Heritage Site preserved for the benefit of future generations. As part of this commitment to protection, access to the Stone Circle is reserved for visits taking place outside of our normal general admission hours, and these visits are subject to limited availability and booking is essential.