The breathtaking, prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, Salisbury Plain, stands as strong today as it did 3500 years ago. Documented as one of the most famous landmarks to visit, Stonehenge was built in 3 phases that consisted of over 30 million hours of labour.
With no written records as to why Stonehenge was built, there are many speculations and theories. Some say it was a place of healing while others speculate it was all about astronomy. Whatever the reason may be it is a relaxing, inexpensive day trip outside London if you’re into ancient ruins with a side order of mysterious origins.
It is easy to get to whether it be via car, bus or train and you can walk around and view the wonders of it. If you arriving by car you will need to pay a parking fee which will be refunded back to you when you pay for your tickets. No need to panic if you forget your picnic baskets at home as there is a small kiosk, however make sure you have cash (Pounds) available as there are no ATM’s nor foreign exchange facilities.
While this landmark is busy throughout the year, if you can, avoid visiting between 10:00 and 11:45 when many of the tour coaches from London arrive. If you want to get your snapshots of the phenomenon then the best time is first thing after opening and after 4 pm in the summer months when the coach parties are gone.