Under an hour’s drive from Trowbridge, and having fascinated the world for centuries, Stonehenge is of unique importance, and certainly one of the wonders of the prehistoric world: it is undoubtedly the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. This World Heritage site is always a favourite to visit when discovering Wiltshire, and attracts visitors from all over the world – even Barack Obama visited in 2014 during his Presidency after a NATO summit in South Wales! Never failing to impress, Stonehenge is also surrounded by the remains of ceremonial and domestic structures, with some dating back further than the monument itself.
The world-class exhibition and visitor centre houses 250 ancient objects and gives visitors the chance to come face-to-face with a 5,500 year old-man. The Neolithic houses allow you to step inside, to discover how the people of Stonehenge may have lived. Along with Stonehenge, the nearby town of Amesbury is claimed to be Britain’s oldest settlement, dating back to 8820BC.
Pre-booking online is the only way to guarantee entry for the time and day of your choice, so be sure you visit
the website before you plan to visit.
How To Get There
A picturesque drive through quaint towns and villages will ensure that you enjoy the 24-mile drive to Stonehenge. The drive will take you about 45 minutes and there is plenty of parking on site. Why not twin this up with a visit to Avebury as well?
By Public Transport
Stonehenge is accessible via public transport. You would need to take the train to Salisbury, which takes about 40 minutes and runs roughly every hour from Trowbridge.
From Salisbury, you would then need to get on a tour bus from the Train Station which takes you straight to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre. We recommend using the Stonehenge Tour website.