Stonehenge is fantastic for outdoorsy families and young archaeologists. Along with the prehistoric stones there’s lots to discover in the exhibition and visitor centre, and space to run around near the Stone Circle.
Stonehenge Tickets & Prices
Stonehenge is free for members of English Heritage or National Trust England, but you’re still advised to book in advance.
Stonehenge Vouchers & Offers
We recommend booking your Stonehenge tickets with 365 tickets as they have an ongoing discount.
If you are an English Heritage member you can get free access to Stonehenge.
Hotels Near Stonehenge
These pretty apartments are set in a picturesque village within a 10-minute drive of Stonehenge and Salisbury. The properties can be reserved separately or together to make a large 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom cottage, so great for larger families. There is a traditional country pub and restaurant across the road, which can deliver food to the Stonehenge Cottages and offer a free bottle of wine when you order 2 main courses. (4.4 miles from Stonehenge).
This great value family-friendly hotel is 450 yards from Salisbury Cathedral. Stonehenge is less than 10 miles from the property. There is a bar, restaurant, free WiFi and family rooms with double bed and sofa bed.
Situated in historic Amesbury, this beautiful Georgian town house is just 2 miles from
Great value apartments situated in Salisbury (7.6 miles from Stonehenge). Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a space to lounge whist watching TV, and king-size and super king-size beds. There is free parking, free WiFi and large family rooms which sleep up to 5 guests.
Situated on the A303, this hotel is just 3 miles from Stonehenge. The relaxing Solstice Bar and Grill restaurant has a traditional menu, a snacks menu and alounge. Children when accompanied by a paying adult. There is free parking, free WiFi and a good breakfast available at extra cost.
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With a 3,500 year history, the stunning monument had stood the test of time as one of ancient man’s greatest and logic defying triumphs of architecture.
Built in 3 phases over 1500 years nobody knows the true meaning behind its monolithic stones. Was it a temple for sun worshippers, a burial site or perhaps a giant calendar?
What age is Stonehenge suitable for?
Best for: Children aged 5-12 years old
Still good fun for: Children aged 3-4 years, and 12+ years
Avoid if: 2-3 years olds who get restless easily
How long to spend at Stonehenge?
The majority of families will spend around two hours at Stonehenge. Depending on the ages, the younger ones might get bored after that.
Stonehenge Opening Times
|1 Jun – 31 Aug||Mon – Sun||09.00 – 20.00|
|1 Sept – 15 Oct||Mon – Sun||09.30 – 19.00|
|16 Oct – 31 Mar ’19||Mon – Sun||09.30 – 17.00|
Last admission time is 2 hours before the advertised closing time.
Entrance to Stonehenge is now managed through timed tickets and advance booking is the only way to guarantee entry on the day and time of your choice. By booking in advance you will also benefit from our advanced booking discount.
Boxing Day – 10.00 – 17.00
Where is Stonehenge?
Stonehenge is nestled in the Wiltshire countryside, around 9 miles from Salisbury.
How much is Stonehenge Parking?
The car park is large and easy to find.
For those purchasing tickets on the day, there’s a £5 refundable charge during peak times, which will be refunded to you at the ticket office.
There’s no parking fee for pre-booked tickets or for English Heritage and National Trust England members.