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How to visit Stonehenge (for free)

— Post updated on July 17th 2018 —  (In short: it is still possible to visit Stonehenge for free + 100% legal)

The South of England is an amazing place for a road trip. A rough coastline, the white cliffs of Dover, impressing towns like Bath, with amazing Roman baths and a beautiful abbey. When driving through the green fields, you cannot miss the mystical place that is called Stonehenge. Huge monolithic rocks in a circular pattern, right in the middle of a green meadow. If you are in South-England, take a detour to visit this place. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different ways to plan your visit (both paid and for free).

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The surroundings of Stonehenge

What is Stonehenge?

Stonehenge is a prehistoric building situated 3 kilometers west of Amesbury. The monument dates from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. In summary, it is a ring of standing stones that are 4 meters high and weigh about 25 tons. It is a famous landmark in the United Kingdom and considered as a British cultural icon.

Because the monument is placed on a henge (flat area of earth in a circular shape that are encircled by a ditch with a bank on the outside of the ditch built with the earth from inside the ditch), this place is very photogenic. Probably one reason why this place is often visited. Another reason might be the tales that surround this monument, attracting poets, philosophers and pilgrims from around the world. The stones are subject of many theories about its origin, some being scientific, others being more paranormal. But until now, no one knows for sure the exact function of these rocks.

In the visitor center, you can find more information about the monument and its history by visiting the permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Plan your visit – paying option

Visiting Stonehenge the regular way is an expensive trip. A standard adult ticket costs approximately 20 EUR. The ticket includes the visitor center, the shuttle bus and access to the Stonehenge site. We strongly recommend you to book your tickets online and in advance, because the site still has a lot of visitors each year.

When you book a ticket, you will see that you have the choice between different time slots. They indicate the time you have to get to the ticket desk at the visitor center. We recommend you not to book between 10.30 – 12.00 am because this is the time that tour buses from London arrive. Because this place is photogenic, we would advise to plan your visit during the golden hours (one hour after sunrise or one hour before sunset).

The tour starts from the visitor center, where a shuttle bus will take you to the Stonehenge site. Note that you will not be able to stand in the circle, but are only allowed to look at the stones from a certain distance. Access to get closer to the stones is during a Special Access Visit. These visits are outside the regular visit hours, far more expensive and allow only 26 people each visit.

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At the official entrance of Stonehenge

Plan your visit – free option

From our experience, free options to visit a place are often a bit disappointing. There is a huge fence, you are standing too far from the place to have a good view, … However, the free option to visit Stonehenge is equally as good (or even better) than the paying option. And it’s really easy!

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Map how to visit Stonehenge for free

When driving on the A303 from Anesbury, you will spot Stonehenge on your right side. Drive past it and then take the first dirt road on the right. Next to this dirt road, you can easily park your car. Continue to walk on the dirt road until you cross an asphalt road (the official entrance to Stonehenge). Cross the road and keep walking on the dirt road for a couple of 100 meters. On the right, you will see an opening in the fence that allows you to enter the meadow. Follow the path through the meadow. Because this is a regular walking path, you are not doing anything illegal. After walking a couple of minutes, you are standing just 50 meters from Stonehenge.

UPDATE: We received different messages from readers (thanks for that!) that it is no longer permitted to drive on the dirt road (the road is blocked) and it is not permitted to stop and/or park on the main road. However the area has a lot of hiking tracks, and we would be suprised if they would close these hiking paths anytime soon. Our suggestion is to park your car near the visitor center. From the visitor center to the fence opening takes about 25 minutes.

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The opening in the fence to visit Stonehenge for free

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The walking path that leads to Stonehenge

Any questions or comment on this blog post? Feel free to write it in the comment box below.

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  1. Fatima February 3, 2018 at 5:49 am - Reply

    How much is the distance from the gate of the walking path to the place from where the Stonehenge can be seen? Is the car park near to the farmer’s gate?

    • pack to life February 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      Hi Fatima, the gate of the walking path is just 50 meters from the gate to Stonehenge. The car park is just 300 meters walking. It’s all within walking distance.

      Thanks for your comment and have a nice trip!

    • Max147 November 23, 2019 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      When I was s child i used to cycle to Stonehenge from Salisbury & play amongst the stones. It has turned into mickey mouse land.

  2. Mia March 20, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Hi, do you have a picture of Stonehenge from “the free point of view”? Is it really as good of a view as the payable one?
    Thank you in advance!

  3. Kayleigh March 26, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Hi, did you by any chance notice any signage regarding dogs on the walk? I have researched that NT have closed down fields around the area, due to sheep attacks, and was wondering if this walk has been affected?
    Thank you in advance!

    • pack to life March 26, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Kayleigh,

      As far as I know this walking path is still open. The path runs indeed through the fields and you walk between some sheep, but this only makes the surroundings and the experience much more enjoyable. Thanks for your comment and happy travels!

  4. Jenna March 29, 2018 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the info! Going to UK in May and am hoping to get to Stonehenge at Sunrise!

  5. Ajay June 13, 2018 at 4:53 am - Reply

    wonder if this is still valid.. i am to UK in Aug

    • pack to life June 13, 2018 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      As far as we know this still is valid and won’t change anytime soon. Happy travels!

  6. sergio June 15, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    i want to visit the site on sunrise or on sunset,
    can u tell me when it’s better to see
    the side from the free point of view?
    i mean when/if the sun is hidden by stones
    creating shadows straight to my point ov view;
    do u know if there’s a guardian at sunrise?

    thank you


    is better

    • pack to life June 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Sergio,
      Thanks for the appreciation.
      In my opinion sunrise would be the best option.
      You will have less visitors, so no disturbance and people on your phot. And the sun will be behind you when pointing the camera to Stonehenge, so you’ll have the best lighting conditions you can have.

      Enjoy your trip and curious to see your photograph :)!!!

      Matthias & Mieke

  7. Maria June 21, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Just tried this & the gate was closed & blocked off. It may have been due to summer solstice coming up but it was already closed a few days ahead.

    • pack to life June 21, 2018 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Owww, that’s a pitty to hear. Indeed could be different reasons, but thank you very much for letting us know! We’ll keep on updating this post. Happy travels,
      M & M

  8. Laura Reeson June 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Hi…. literally just been and it’s all blocked off now the road you turn on to by the A303… there’s plastic bollards and a metal gate… and there’s no stopping on the main road… we need to find a new route guys!! So annoying!

    • pack to life July 1, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Hi Laura, what a pity! We just updated the blog post with this information and the suggestion to park near the vsitor center and to walk from there to the metal gate next to the entrance. Hope you did have a good view on Stonehenge during your visit? Thanks for your comment! M&M

  9. Stijn June 29, 2018 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    It’s true you can’t approach it by car anymore. You can however still walk there from the visitors center and use the gate and foothpad next to the entrance. That’s a 25 minute walk but if you take the route around the forest, it adds to the experience.

    • pack to life July 1, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

      Hi Stijn, thanks for the info. We just updated the blog post with this information! Hope they are not closing the walking paths anytime soon… M&M

  10. Mohammad Imad July 3, 2018 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    How about driving from Larkhill side and parking right by the farmer’s side –
    Please advise as we will be there in a couple of weeks.

    Thank you

    • pack to life July 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Mohammad,

      I think this must be possible. We looked it up on google maps and as far as distances go, it is surely doable to park in Larkhill or maybe Fargo road and walk to the gate / fence.

      Have a nice trip!


      • Mohammad Imad July 5, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

        Thank you M&M – I found the following Youtube video (from June 2017) showing the drive from Larkhill’s side, passing farmer’s gate @ 3:58


        I also noticed a few cars parked right by the farmer’s gate, but that may not be permissible any more.
        Hope this helps other visitors also.

        Thank you

  11. Dhruv July 8, 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Hi.. thanks for the information. However past few comments are suggesting that this gate is closed. I am planning to visit in the last week of this July 2018. I have no car or personal vehicle. I will reach there by public transport.
    Is there any way to reach there to see it free?

  12. Dhruv July 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    I want update:
    I just gone through one notice on ‘Free Stonehenge’ fb page which says that from 23rd June to 12th July, 2018 all the roads are closed due to repairing work going on for summer solstice. Hopefully they will open on 13th July.

  13. Dave July 15, 2018 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I went past on July 12 and all the farm road between a303 was blocked off on both ends. Anyone been by since?

    • pack to life July 16, 2018 at 6:54 am - Reply

      Hi Dave, thanks a lot for your comment and the useful info!
      I think that the best option for now is to visit via Larkhill.

      Happy travels and cheers,

  14. Asun July 19, 2018 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Ahhrghh!! Just woke up and a bit bummed to read this as we intend to go therw today (in a couple of hoirs actually…😅) In conclusion there a no options anymore?
    (I will update with what I discover)

    • Asun July 19, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Me again!! Just came back…ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS…We parked our motorhome in the carpark (with all the other tour buses): FREE. We walked to the visitors center where you can pay or NOT PAY… (if you pay you can get the shuttle) if you dont pay you walk about 20 min (or ride your bike): everything legal I asked a staff member there so dont worry!!!! . All the walks through the fields people talk about end up leading to the same spot which is the same as if you walk through the visitors center anyway. So glad we didnt pay beacuse you are basically equally close as the people who pay. GO before everyone else arives…at 10:30 there are already long queues everywhere…ENJOYYY

      • pack to life July 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

        Hi Family van travels!
        Thank you for this awesome info, hope you had a good time at Stonehenge!
        Where are you heading to next?


  15. Mohammad Imad July 30, 2018 at 1:50 am - Reply


    We just got back and pretty much did what Asun above did – essentially, park in the visitors parking lot for free and walk 20 mins towards the *free* farmers gate.

    Since we had a rental car, we did try going there via Larkhill, but the roads were blocked and we did not see any campers parked by the farmers gate.

    Good luck!

    • pack to life July 30, 2018 at 6:32 am - Reply

      Thanks for sharing this info!

      • Mohammad Imad July 30, 2018 at 9:19 pm - Reply

        You are most welcome .. 🙂


  16. Pete BuzzLightyear August 9, 2018 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    We visited on 3rd August and parked on Willoughby Rd at the junction with Fargo Rd. There is a wide grass verge and just one other car (room for 20). Also a nice parkland next to our car where we picnicked and flew a kite. Willoughby Rd car access ends there with a gate, but pedestrian access is available and almost exactly one mile pleasant walk to the stones.

    • pack to life August 14, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing your comments Pete, looks like you had a wonderful time!

  17. Vittorio August 11, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Hi all

    I plan to go there on Sun 19th, park and go by walk at sunset (actually, a little before sunset, say, 7:00 PM). I did not find information on the website concerning the hours at which the parking is opened. Does someone of you know? I had booked a ticket (that I did not confirm nor paied) to enter at 6:15 AM and they told me that I would have been not been able to enter the parking more than 20 min before the visit, so I am a little concerned about the opening times of the parking. Otherwise, I may go there parking at Larkhill and walking, if Willoughby Rd is accessible by feet. What do you suggest?

    Cheers, Vittorio

    • pack to life August 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      I understand, if you want to visit so early I indeed think that parking at Willoughby RD is your best option. There is room for about 20 cars at the junction Willoughby Rd and Fargo Rd.
      Other travellers have done it this way and it is certainly a good option.

      Matthias & Mieke

  18. Monique September 16, 2018 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Sounds too complicated. We are going to pay. Going November

    • Pack to life September 16, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Hi Monique, hope you enjoy Stonehenge, it is definitely worth a visit.

  19. Nik September 17, 2018 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Hi guys, we went to Stonehenge this morning, park in the visitor car park, walk through the entrance to visitor centre, past the queue, bypass where people are waiting for the shuttle bus, you join the path on the road, you can walk that way or when you see the footpath, follow it through the field, it’s a short, easy walk. When you get to the ‘entrance’ to the stones, you will be asked if you have a ticket, if not you are directed to the footpath, to be honest, we just wanted to see the stones, which, yep you do from the public footpath. Even if you pay you cannot walk amongst the stones, you have to follow a path. For us, the free way was great, we just wanted to see the stones. It’s obviously done by lots of people, it’s not frowned upon, but if you have a desire to be really close to the stones you would be better to pay for a ticket.

    • pack to life September 18, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

      Hi Nik,

      Thanks a lot for your great comment!

    • Riaa September 18, 2018 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      At what time where you there?

  20. Kiki September 22, 2018 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Hey everyone! This website literally saved us £40 with today’s visit to Stonehenge! And I can’t believe the distance between people who have paid and us (non payers lol) it was a nice 28-30min walk to Stonehenge. Once you’ve parked up in the visitors car park you literally just walk past the booth and follow the footpath. You do walk past the shuttle buses that are taking the paid customers to Stonehenge. Once you get to the point where the workers are asking you for tickets you just need to ask where the footpath is and they’ll show you a side gate to the left. Me and my husband couldn’t believe the distance between us and the paid customers! We took really good pictures too, I’ll try and add them to this post!

    • Kiki September 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Oh and thank you to Pack To Life!!

      • pack to life September 23, 2018 at 11:08 am - Reply

        You’re welcome 😀 ! Glad you had a great time!

  21. Linde Vandermolen September 27, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Can I visit this way during closing hours? (can I use the car park or is it also closed?)

    • pack to life September 27, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Reply

      Hey Linde,

      You can visit this way during closing hours. The gate connects to a walking path, so it is always open 24/7.
      As for the car park I am not sure, but it is worth a try. It would be very unlikely that they close the car park.

      Have fun!

      • Linde October 2, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply

        Okay thanks for your reply ^^

  22. Nathan Dunn September 29, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Just did this in August!! A picture of the gate where you can park and walk through to see Stonehenge for free is here: https://www.theflyingdunns.com/2018/09/family-review-england-and-wales-part-ii.html#StoneHenge

  23. may October 9, 2018 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Hi. I plan to take the train to Salisbury station early in the morning and take the free path to Stonehenge 😉 any suggestions on how to reach Stonehenge from salisbury station? I believe that the shuttle operates at 10am. I plan to arrive earlier before the crowd. thank you

    • pack to life October 9, 2018 at 5:45 am - Reply

      Hi, we haven’t visited Stonehenge by public transport. But I did a quick google and it is possible to reach the visitor center by public transport from Salisbury station, so I think this would be your best bet.

      Have fun!

  24. Kerry October 13, 2018 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Yep – just did it and it was awesome.The man taking the tickets from the people on the bus even showed us the gate! Thanks a mill – we’re really grateful xx

  25. TTT October 24, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

    How do I do this via public transportation?

  26. Damien van der Laan October 29, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Hi, thank you for the tip.
    However, you might want to update the free section. I visited today and we just parked and walked. (Both the field and back on the road)
    And at the site entrance they indeed asked if we had a ticked. If not she showed us the side fence. 1mtr from the regular entrance.
    They made a separate path next to the paid one. So basically no extra distance. Except that you can not walk around the stones.

    I noticed several ppl taking the fence /path suggested here but there is one closer. 😊

    Have a good day.

    • pack to life October 30, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

      Thank you very much for the info Damien! Much appreciated!

      • Damien van der Laan October 30, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply

        Hi. Yw.

        Just noticed my info wasnt clear.
        I meant I walked the road the bussen take, and the field route Almost everyone else takes via the cursus. So straight up to the stones.

        And not the fields mentioned in the story or replies.

  27. Annalese Trezise December 1, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Just visited the stones November ,take the directions for Amesbury (car) plenty of signage for Stonehenge ,turn into the Visitors centre (free car parking) go past visitor center to where there’s the road and coaches, keep to the path by the road (extremely safe) and walk basically follow everyone else, about 30mins flat easy walk ,no need to vere off and go through fields etc, just follow the road, stones on the right hand side ,when you get to the gated entrance (loads of staff in high visibility jackets around) just say you want the public right of way entrance, the gate is next to the paying customers entrance. So very easy and all the staff are helpful saved us £42 you are within touching distance of paying guests through some of the route, (we did see lots of people walking through the field walks by the road why I’m not sure , couldn’t see anything different to us)

    • pack to life December 1, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

      Thanks a lot Annalese for your great info! Cheers

  28. Rob December 5, 2018 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this post, it was very helpful. I’m literally leaving Stonehenge right now. As of today, the way to go for free is to park at the visitor center which is free, and walk past the ticketing booth area in the visitor center. There, one will see a sign indicating where the walking path is just after the little huts. Simply unlatch the gate, and walk on the road for pedestrians which goes in the same direction as the buses. Once one gets to where the entrance is for Stonehenge, just say that you don’t have a ticket and are here for the public path. You’ll walk past another two gates. I would recommend shoes that you don’t mind getting mud on if it’s a rainy day, but other than that, this was worth a trip. I’d say that the difference with buying a ticket is that one can walk closer to the stones (approximately by 5 to 12 feet), and you can loop around the stones so if you want very good photos, I would suggest buying a ticket. The total walk time was under 30 minutes.

  29. Michaela December 20, 2018 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    I wanted to visit Christmas Day for free. Any advise? I read it’s closed.
    Where to park, are farmers roads closed?

    • pack to life December 21, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

      Hi Michaela, the paying entrance will be closed but the walking path next to Stonehenge is a public walking route so they can not and won’t close these paths. Just follow the instructions in the blogpost above and I think visiting on Christmas Day will be an excellent experience.

      Merry Christmas and enjoy your travels!

  30. Shaban December 30, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Today, we visited this place for free. We parked our car in the parking area for free. Then we walked towards the main site (25 mints walk).
    The paid service includes pick n drop bus service towards the main site plus slightly better view of the stonehenge. Some extra perks as well.

  31. Jane January 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Thanks to Annalese and Rob for the great directions of how to see Stonehenge for free. DEFINITELY do it this way… you are in touching distance of the paying patrons and there’s no shame in doing so. Staff were very helpful… kinda makes you feel they too know it’s wrong to charge so much.

    Update as of 4/1/19 – We had to pay £5 for the Visitors Centre car park (not sure when this was introduced) but we didn’t mind this nominal charge so much…it made us feel less guilty about using the loos before and after the long(ish) walk to the actual stones. Also, looks like the gravel road right near the entrance was open again which would save on the parking fee.

  32. Gareth Evans January 21, 2019 at 11:35 am - Reply

    I visited at the weekend. The access track is definitely open. Best approached from the west, as the A303 is a busy road. When you leave, there is no right turn onto the A303 (very sensibly). If you want to go right, turn left and drive to the roundabout about a mile up the road and do a U turn there. This is a dangerous road with many collisions.

    Drive all the way down the track and park near the ticket inspectors. The free path is accessed through the fence opening just to the left of the ticket inspectors. If you do not have tickets, then they direct you along the path. If you are unsure then ask – they are very friendly. Be aware that it is across grass and can be a little muddy – wear appropriate footwear. And you only get to see one side of the stones. To properly walk around the stones, you need to pay for a ticket.

    Be aware that National Trust England and English Heritage members have free entry and free parking. There is now a £5 refundable (refunded when you buy tickets) fee to park in the main car park at peak times (I’m not sure what a peak time is). Adult entry prices are £17.50 in advance and £19.50 on the door.

    • Gareth Evans January 21, 2019 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Message to Pack To Life

      Thanks for the excellent guide.

      Google Maps has been updated for this location. The bus turning circle is now clearly visible. The free public footpath runs around the north side of the bus area, parallel to the path along which ticket holders walk. The access to the path is right next to the ticket inspectors. You no longer have to walk further up the access track; it is pretty much on the crossroads of the bus lane and the track.

      • pack to life January 21, 2019 at 4:42 pm - Reply

        Hi Gareth, thanks for the update. Glad that it is still very convenient and free to see the wonderfull Stonehenge!


  33. Tas January 26, 2019 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the tips and also Gareth Evans previous comments which were spot on.

    I drove up from London today and found the dirt track road quite easily, I literally drove up to the cross roads where the buses are picking up and dropping off passengers. I asked the ticket lady where the public path was and she pointed that it was just behind where she was standing. She told me “Don’t tell anyone” in a joking manner a delightful and super friendly lady.
    She also said I could park my car on the dirt track prior to accessing the gate, people were watching and wondering the cheek of this guy parking so bloody close to Stonehenge.

    View from fence was almost as good at paying visitors , i was glad I did the trip and would like to thank pack to life and all the precious people who have commented. Thank you all xxx Tas

  34. Katie January 29, 2019 at 10:09 am - Reply

    We’re planning on visiting Stonehenge in February half term and wondered if anyone knows what the deal is with accessing the visitors centre. I’m certain my son would want to read through whatever information is available but do you pay for access? And if so, does the cost include the paid access to Stonehenge. I.e. can you visit the visitors centre without going round Stonehenge?

    • pack to life January 29, 2019 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Katie, the visitor center is not located right next to stonehenge. You can have access to the visitor center without having to pay to enter Stonehenge site itself.

      There are a lot of things to see and do in the visitor center (https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/things-to-do/) so I think it will be worth it to go and have a look. As for the Stonehenge it self, you can park at the visitor center and walk there as described in our blogpost and other comments.

      Have a great journey!


  35. Dawn March 15, 2019 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Hello all! We will be visiting next week. Is there free parking on the dirt road again? Others on other sites said it was now gated/blocked. I understand there is a small fee to park in the visitor lot without a ticket. I also understand the free path with the gate and that the visitor center has no charge. So basically wondering the best place to park for free if an option and the best walking path from the parking to the free walking path to see the stones. THANKS!

  36. farah April 18, 2019 at 6:08 am - Reply

    hello! thanks for the valuable info. Ay updates? we are planning to visit tomorrow coming from London

    • pack to life April 18, 2019 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Hi Farah,

      As far as we know, still possible to visit as stated in the blogpost.
      Enjoy Stonehenge!


  37. farah April 18, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

    thank you!

  38. SPY May 26, 2019 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Visited May 24th 2019 on our way back from Newquay drove off the A303 onto the dirt road. Parked just by the entrance and entered a public right of way gate literally right next to the ticket gate.
    Had no issues from security or staff as you are not breaking any laws or parking regs.
    Enjoyed our visit and is now ticked off the bucket list.
    There is a kind old gentleman that will show you if you are unsure.
    Keep our monuments free and not line the pockets of the rich.

  39. Diana Serhal July 9, 2019 at 8:52 am - Reply

    First of all thank you for this, you are amazing! 🙂

    Second of all however: Is this still relevant, did something change in the past month? We are visiting the Stonehenge at the beginning of August 2019.

    Thank you so much in advance for your answer,

  40. Clare August 9, 2019 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Just visited Stonehenge for free – well for £5 as we chose to park in the visitors centre car park as the A303 was solid to get up to the dirt track.
    From the visitors centre it’s a 20min walk up through the fields/ forest and the permissible track at the top that gives access to walk down the side of Stonehenge is even marked with a sign on the gate.
    If you don’t fancy the walk there were cars parked on the dirt track so you can still drive up there but I’d recommend the walk and the use of the loos at the visitors centre!
    There are loads of people doing this walk so you can’t get lost and there’s a free map if you just ask one of the helpful staff at the visitors centre before you set off

  41. Ricky August 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Just visited Stonehenge on a road trip and was disgusted to see how sneaky they have been here, they closed off any access to the national monument thereby forcing everyone to use the car park at the visitor centre. Once here it is apparent how far away from the stones you are (very obviously purposely done), this is clearly to encourage you to buy a ticket at over £23 per adult!!! SERIOUSLY!

  42. A V September 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    we visited Stonehenge on 24th August 2019 and following the guidance here parked on the dirt road off A303. the dirt road wasnot blocked, on the opposite it looked like a few people camp overnight there!

    we came around 8am and the A303 already was packed, while the site was not yet officially open — still there were guards on the “paying entrance”, they asked if we were to see Stonehenge and pointed to the entrance in the fence next to the official entrance, very polite.

    the beauty of the site was particularly exceptional as there were no – none! – other visitors around it. us and another couple were standing by the fence next to the official walkway on the other side of the fence, so we were, yes, three more meters away.

    we must have spent there a lot of time as then official paid visitors arrived, in busy bunch, and the buses kept bringing them in and no one out, so after twenty minutes the inside perimeter was full of official visitors, as they struggled to take a decent photo of the Stones.

    thanks to this site we were able to observe Stonehenge without other people all over it.

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