thirteen THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND when VISITING stonehenge

Duration required

Most visitors spend two and a half hours exploring the Stonehenge monument and Exhibition. However, the wardens request the tourists to leave 30-45 minutes before the closing time for the day

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Stonehenge is early morning, as soon as the attraction opens for the day, or at 3 pm, two hours before they close.

Audio Guide

The popular way to learn more about Stonehenge is with an audio guide. You can download the audio guide free in advance or while you're on site. The audio guide is available in 12 languages.

Wear comfortable shoes

The site is spread out over a large area that require a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes for a better experience.

Beat the heat

Stonehenge is an outdoor attraction, and the weather can be humid, especially during summer, so be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.


Amateur photographers are welcomed at Stonehenge. It is a beautiful and iconic landmark, so bring a camera or smartphone to capture the memories of your trip.

Food & Drinks

The cafe at Stonehenge serves hot and cold food, including drinks, soup, pastries, sandwiches, and salads. And picnics are allowed at the designated areas around the Visitor Centre and landscape.

Free entry

Kids two years and below get into Stonehenge for free. English Heritage and National Trust members can also visit Stonehenge for free. However, they must book their tickets in advance.

Book in advance

Booking Stonehenge tickets online in advance can save money, secure your spot, and avoid waiting in line by skipping the queue at the ticket counter.

Stonehenge tickets

When you book your Stonehenge admission, you must select the time you will be at the attraction’s entrance. You can choose any time from 9.30 am to 6 pm

Family tickets

If you visit Stonehenge as a family, one of the best ways to save money is by opting for the Stonehenge Family ticket. Choose the option family ticket on the ticket booking page.