Considered one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world, Stonehenge is still one of the biggest unsolved mysteries. The ancient stone circle is a place of strong spiritual significance to some, and continues to capture our imaginations.
It stands alone in the Salisbury Plain just two hours southwest of London making it ideal for a quick day trip from London. Prepare to be amazed as you walk around its perimeter and ponder the mysterious feat of ancient engineering. The best part? Many Stonehenge day trips can be combined with the other best English destinations — Bath, The Cotswolds, even Windsor Castle.
On this day trip from London you travel to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family and continue through rolling green hills to Stonehenge.
Next stop is Bath, famous for its elegant Georgian architecture and the best preserved Roman spa in the world. This tour package includes London hotel pickup, luxury coach, and all entrance fees. Year round.
Here's a VIP opportunity to experience Stonehenge's inner circle normally off limits to the public.
Choose the morning tour to see the stones in early dawn's light or the evening to see the magical stone circle as nighttime falls.
It's the Romans + the royals in one day!
Explore Stonehenge, then drive through the English countryside to Bath, home to the only hot thermal springs in Britain.
In the afternoon see Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II's favourite castle. Another highlight is Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed by King John in 1215. This small group tour includes luxury Euro van transportation, all entries, and guided tours. Year round.
Fall in love with the English countryside
Spend the morning in the elegant city of Bath in the West Country. From there you travel to The Cotswolds to visit the picturesque village of Lacock and then to Castle Combe for a traditional pub lunch.
Your final destination is Stonehenge. Explore the stones, visit the visitor centre, and marvel at the mysteries of this ancient site. This full-day tour includes transport by luxury coach, walking tour of Bath, admission to Stonehenge, and lunch. March to October.
What we like about this tour is that you can customize it to meet your needs and interests. Explore each site independently or purchase an entrance ticket with an audio-guided tour — the choice is yours.
First stop, Windsor Castle, an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Buy an entrance ticket to view the State Apartments, St George's Chapel and the daily Changing of the Guard takes place the castle grounds. Or, explore the quaint town of Windsor on your own. You just might catch the New or Old Guard of soldiers marching to the castle.
Next stop, Stonehenge. Either purchase an entrance ticket with an audio-guided tour or explore independently. Later, continue to Oxford, home to Britain's oldest university for a guided walking tour. Year round.
One of the many highlights of this tour is a pub lunch in the medieval village of Lacock.
Travel out of London to majestic Windsor Castle, one of the Queen's weekend retreats. You'll be the first visitors of the day to explore the elegant State Apartments and St George's Chapel.
From there you continue to Stonehenge. After admiring the ancient site, you travel to Lacock, a picturesque village, for lunch at the George, a 14th-century pub.
Your final destination is the charming Georgian city of Bath, once home to the famous British author Jane Austen. Make sure to take time to see top Bath attractions — Pulteney Bridge, the Royal Crescent, the Roman Baths and the abbey.
If you fancy yourself the independent type, this hassle-free day trip may be your best option.
Pre-book for a fast shuttle bus from London to the magical stones of Stonehenge. It's the best way to arrange a do-it-yourself tour.
Collect your Stonehenge entrance tickets and included audio-guide before exploring at your own pace. Includes entrance fees, transport by air-conditioned coach, and audioguide.
With a history spanning fifty centuries, the stone circle is shrouded in mystery and myth since before the written word.
Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion, spiritual worship, and public debate ever since.
Stonehenge poses more questions than answers. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was Stonehenge an observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40-ton rocks?
The little we do know about Stonehenge is that the enormous stones are believed to have been brought from the Preseli Mountains in Wales — a distance of over 450 kilometres — between 3000 and 2000 BC, though its still a mystery about their arrangement and placement.