England is well known for its history and one of its most famous historical sites is Stonehenge.

Stonehenge - situated in Wiltshire - is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and has been described as "probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain". The site was built in three phases; the first dates all the way back to 3100 BC. The structure as it looks today was believed to have been completed around 1500 BC. We'll never know why people struggled over thousands of years to complete this monument - its purpose remains a mystery - but you can find out more about the many myths and legends associated with Stonehenge by taking an audio tour of the site. Stonehenge is open to the public from 9am to 7pm during the summer, and admission prices are £6.30 for adults and £3.20 for children (aged 5-15). Family tickets for two adults & up to three children are available for £15.80.

How to get there

Trains to Salisbury depart from Bristol Temple Meads once every hour; for ticket prices and timetables please refer to National Rail Enquiries. As always, booking early will save you money! (When we visited Stonehenge we bought our train tickets a month in advance and each round-trip ticket was only £7). Once in Salisbury, there is a bus service direct to Stonehenge from the train station with departures about once an hour. Alternatively, the local taxi service offers a round trip to Stonehenge for £35. The taxi driver will take you to Stonehenge (around a 20 minute journey), wait in the car park for up to an hour while you visit the site, and then return you to the train station. We felt that an hour was the perfect amount of time - we walked around the stones, took a bunch of pictures, wandered around the gift shop for a while and still had time for a drink and cake from the cafe before we returned to the taxi!

For more information we recommend visiting Your Guide To Stonehenge.

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