A Day Trip To Stonehenge
by Katie McCabe | @awelltraveledpair | October 5th, 2015
There are so many amazing day trips you can take from London - Windsor Castle, the Cotswolds, Bath. We only had enough time to visit one during our short time in the UK, so we had to choose wisely. After researching numerous destinations, we decided Stonehenge was going to be our pick.
Located about 90 minutes outside of London, Stonehenge is a ring-shaped formation made out of large standing stones. Each stone is around thirteen feet high, six feet wide, and weighs about 50,000 pounds. It still remains a mystery how and why this prehistoric monument was built. Some people speculate that it was used as a clock. Others predict that it was a burial ground. No one knows exactly what its purpose truly was. One thing is for sure though, it is an extraordinary sight that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.
How To Get There
The best way to get to Stonehenge is definitely by bus. We booked our trip with Premium Tours. They offer two Stonehenge tours every day - morning or afternoon. We opted for the morning tour, which leaves Victoria Coach Station at 8:10am and arrives to Stonehenge around 10am. The tour costs $63 USD / per adult and includes a round-trip air conditioned coach ride, free Wi-Fi aboard the coach, an entrance ticket to Stonehenge, and an audio guide in multiple languages at the site.
Once we arrived to Stonehenge, we had around two hours to walk around as we pleased. We explored the unique site and marveled at the incredible rock formations before grabbing lunch at an on-site cafe.
After lunch, we took another quick stroll around the ancient landscape to soak up as much as possible before heading back to London. Even though our time at Stonehenge was short, we found that two hours was just enough time to enjoy this amazing monument.