I am fortunate enough to have booked a sunrise tour of Stonehenge during my trip to England this January. However, I am staying in London, and I don't think there is a train that could get me to Salisbury by 7:30. Any advice or suggestions on how to get there? I have considered renting a car for the day, but I'm under 25 and can't drive a manual, both of which lead to premium prices. Any and all advice appreciated, thanks!
I tried to book the sunrise inner circle tour for my trip 6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE and they were already booked up. I'm planning on going out there on my own to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge. However, they don't "open" until 9:30 a.m. and I will be there much earlier then that. Does anyone know how close I can get to see Stonehenge before they "open"?
Hello, I am trying to plan something a bit different for my birthday this year and am looking for some self-catering accommodation that i can book for 1 or 2 nights over the weekend of the 17th/18th July (either the friday and saturday night, or just the saturday night). I have a had a look on Rental Cottage websites but they all require a 7 night stay during July - does anyone have any good suggestions?! Thanks so much in advance!
Planning my first trip to stonehenge but don't really know where to stay...I would like a luxury hotel ( approx 150-200 pounds per night) and I would like to do a tour or two from the hotel. I don't plan to drive....would Bath be a good idea or is it too far away? Or Alternatively a village in Wiltshire? Really don't know much about the area, went to Bath 20 + years ago.
I was looking into London attractions but would also like to visit stonehenge if time allows. Is it better to book in advance or is it not worth it. I have found some tickets online at: 365tickets.com/prodhubs.cfm/... however they are the same price as gate so wondered if anyone knew if this was worth it to savce time on the day when i get there?
What are the road directions to drive from Salisbury to Gatwick
Hello We will be passing through Wiltshire by car on Christmas Day. I understand Stonehenge is closed that day. Is there anything of Stonehenge to be seen from any of the roads nearby? I'm guessing there are very few vantage points (ie. hills) nearby...
Hey all, We are planning to visit Salisbury from Wembley in end of December. We are planning to see Stonehenge, Cathedral, and Old Sarum. We were also interested in visiting Bath. The questions are- 1. Can we club both in a day? 2. If not, will it be more advisable (and economical) to stay in one of these cities instead on returning to Wembley and coming back next day. 3. If we stay in the region for couple days are there any other attractions we shouldn't miss? Thanks in advance for your tips.
What is the cost to travel by bus from Gatwick Airport to Salisbury? (Visiting from Canada).
In Summer 2004, I was able to see Stonehenge with my daughter's choral group. On the way back to our hotel, we drove by what I think was part of another henge. It wasn't too far from Stonehenge. I remember a curve in the road and a couple (?) of standing stones in a pasture that had sheep in it. I don't remember what our guide said about the spot. Does this vague description sound familiar to anyone? I would like to know the name of the spot.
I have been trying to find a route that shows some or all of the White Horses in the Wiltshire and surrounding areas. If anyone can point me in the right direction as to where I could find this info I would be thankful. I will be driving and would like to tie them in with a day tour of Stonehenge and Avebury.
I want to take a private tour that allows entrance up close to the stones at dusk or dawn. Which time of day is better (for pictures... not concerned with amount of people)? We can choose... but the tour guide is leaning toward dawn since it is more convenient for him. I was leaning towrd dusk since I have only seen pics at Dusk and they are striking. If it is equally as beatiful at dawn then no point in inconveniencing the driver. If dusk is superior then I will dig my heals in. So.... Dusk? Dawn? No difference?
how much is the coach fare from waterloo to salisbury? what about the bus ride from salisbury to stonehenge?
Hi there! tanks a lot for a reply kbr61263, but You misanderstood me - sorry this is my foult because the Steeat, that I mean is not Stoneheng St but Stoneheng Road directly in Amesbury Town.I`m not searching for callboxes close to Stoneheng itself, but in Amesbury, close to Stoneheng Road.I find out by steetmap.co.uk, that there, close to Stoneheng Rd, must be a one. But I´m not sure. And I don´t know were exectly she is, because the Streeat,where the mark is ( by streetmap.co.uk)has no Name.And this is very peculiar. Can You ( or somebody else) help me? What I need to know: Is, close to Stoneheng ROAD in Amesbury a callbox? Were exectly? and is the petrol station at Higt St open 24\7? Thanks for the informations about papers! Thanks a lot Anna-Maria
Hi there! I am searching for some Informations about Amesbury, but is no way to find it out via Google, Maps and co. Can somebody help me please? I need to know : 1.where exactly are in Amesbury a Callbox near to Stoneheng St, or\and where are the others Phoneboxes. Are their red? 2. Exist a local paper in Amesbury, and if yes, wich one? 3. Is the petrol station at High St. 24\7 open or not? I know this all seams to be very odd, but I need to know about it. Thanks a lot Anna-Maria
Hi there - I was wondering if anyone could tell me the last year or decade it was possible to get close to Stonehenge? As in close enough to touch or sit right next to the stones? I'm asking for a story I'm writing. I think 1978 was the year the fence went up, but would access have been restricted before then? Thanks!
Which is the best hotel in Salisbury???????????????????
How long is the bus ride from Salisbury to Stonehenge and do they run often? Thanks :O)
I understand it is possible to go into the circle on certain days at dawn or dusk outside regular hours. Has anyone done this? Is it necessary to be part of a larger group/tour ? Why is it not possible near/on equinoxes or solstices?
i want to take my boyfriend out for his birthday, but wanted to do something more exciting than just going out for a meal, any suggestions? hes 18 but i cant think of anywhere fun to take him! xxx
Hi there! Just like to ask if anyone took their tour with these companies before to Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath for a day. I am trying to decide which tour operator to use, and these 2 offers the big coach compared to Astral Tour which offers the 16 seater mini coach. Thanks! Cheers! =)
Hi, anyone use Astral Travel before? Any opinion? I read earlier post on Averbury vs Stonehenge. I am indecisive now. But I pretty much want to see Stonehenge as well - the above is the nicest combination of places I can find for a tour (budget) from London. Anyone can advise whether to cover the above 3 places in a day would be worthwhile? I don't think we are considering the option to drive as there are only 3 of us and we are rushing for time.
Hi everyone, We are visiting London in early September and plan to hire a car and drive to Bath and Stonehenge, we have looked up the Village of Lacock and it looks beautiful, can anyone tell me if there is anywhere to stay in the village overnight as I think it was be a great experience. Thank you for your help. Regards, Michele
Me again. Seeing as I found a bus to both Stonehenge and Avebury I have solved that issue BUT my question is now if anyone knows if the West Kennet Long Barrow is at walking distance from the village itself? Some sites I've found says it is just a 1,5 mile distance but what does this mean in reality? Waling along a busy main road, muddy fields or a proper public footpath from somewhere in Avebury? If the answer is any of the first two, would it be easy to find a taxi (including calling one when you want to go BACK again in the middle of the countryside!).
We'd be keen to go to the Proms at Lacock Abbey in July, but does anyone know if it is possible to get there from Central London (and back) by public transport? We'd be happy to stay overnight closer to the venue if there are likely to be shuttle buses to and from the concert. Thanks in advance for any ideas.
I will be visiting my daughter who is temporarily working in Eastbourne, England in mid-March. We want to do a day trip to Stonehenge. I've been frustrated with search engines and websites and wonder if anyone knows if this is possible and then how and who and whatever other nouns, verbs and adjectives would be helpful to make this happen!
Hello, I'm contemplating a stop at EITHER the Stonehenge or Avebury stone circles. I know you can't actually walk around Stonehenge, but the vast majority of people go there instead of Avebury...is it that much more impressive? I'd appreciate any opinions on the pro's and con's of each place. Thanks!
We're hopefully off to Wiltshire in spring and therefore I have a few questions. We plan to base ourselves in Salisbury for a few days and we rely on public transport only: 1) What is there to do for children in the area (apart from Longleat which I've seen that we could reach by train/taxi). Any child friendly pubs (preferrably with local ale/cider)? 2) Is Wilton interesting even to those of us not planning to buy a carpet? Are there any other picturesque old villages easy to reach? 3) Is it possible to combine Stonehenge and Avebury in one day by bus, and where would you then spend most time/how would you plan it?
Hi, could someone please tell me the approximate travel time by car from Birmingham to Salisbury? We're trying to work out what places we can easily visit as a day trip. Thanks!