Stonehenge is one place that many visitors to the UK want to cross off their British Bucket List. It is the sixth most visited site in the UK, and received over 1.6 million visitors in 2019. Located in the middle of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, it is not easy to get to, and there are several different ways to visit it. Many people include it as a tour from other cities, although you can also get there under your own steam, and even visit it for free.
The costs of a visit to the stones can be prohibitive. Tickets to Stonehenge cost about £20 per adult - more at peak times, which can really add up if you are taking a family or a group of people. It can also be a rather unhappy experience as you jostle against huge crowds of other visitors and pay excessive charges for food, drink and souvenirs. There are alternatives out there which mean you can see the stones for free or at a reduced cost.
DUE TO CURRENT RESTRICTIONS, ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED
Most visitors arrive by car, park in the new car park and catch the shuttle bus or walk to the stones from there - its about a mile and is along a closed road so its an easy walk. Parking in the car park costs £5, which is taken off your entrance price. The ticket price includes a walk around the outside of the stones, entrance to the visitor centre, gift shop and reproduction Neolithic houses. There is a café and picnic facilities.