Is it the most famous attraction in the UK? The number of annual visitors to Stonehenge has been dropping for a few years now but the peculiar ring of stones carries a weight that few other monuments can come close to touching. Bath is a great place to base yourself before nipping out to Stonehenge for the day, and you can rest assured that you won’t need more than a day to have a good old gawp at these stones.
How to get to Stonehenge from Bath? There are plenty of options, as you’d expect for such a famous attraction. Those with private transport need to head 33 miles to the east via the A36 and B390, and Stonehenge will be signposted from the get-go. Private transport is far more complicated, as you’ll need to get from Bath to Salisbury before jumping on a bus to Stonehenge, a journey that takes a total of three hours. This does allow you to see Salisbury as well, ticking off two day trips with one stone, chortle chortle. It is also possible to book coach tours to Stonehenge from Bath, but the availability depends on season and interest. Best to speak to your hotel about your options.
What is there to see at Stonehenge? Well, nothing we can think of. Fields, the sky, the occasional passing car, that sort of thing. Oh, and a ring of mysterious stones that may have been erected way back in 3100 BC. Stonehenge is one of the great icons of the United Kingdom, a could-be burial ground from absolutely ages ago, a World Heritage Site that is one of Europe’s best known prehistoric monuments. Nobody really knows why or how Stonehenge came to be, but that is part of the fun. We’ll never know, people can only hypothesise, so why not take a trip to Wiltshire and see if you can crack the code of Stonehenge.
One of more than 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites managed under the auspices of English Heritage, you can find the latest Stonehenge news on their Facebook page.
Adult tickets cost £19, concessions are £17 and kids get in for £11.40, making this quite the expensive attraction in the area. Still, the riches that could come your way for solving the mystery of Stonehenge will dwarf those somewhat excessive ticket prices. Best to book a visit ahead of time, saving yourself some money and hassle in the process. It is what the prehistoric folk would have wanted.