Things To See and Do


 An Iconic symbol of Britain, a walk around the Stone Circle is the centrepiece of any visit to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site.
With a history spanning 4,500 years Stonehenge has many different meanings to people today. It is a wonder of the world, a spiritual place and a source of inspiration.
The Stone Circle is a masterpiece of engineering, and building it would have taken huge effort from hundreds of well-organised people using only simple tools and technologies. Visit Stonehenge to find out more, and use our handy glossary to understand words such as trilithon, sarsen, and henge.



Wander around the Neolithic houses outside the visitor centre. Step inside to imagine how people lived 4,500 years ago.
Five Neolithic Houses furnished with replica Neolithic axes, pottery and other artefacts, reveal the type of homes that the builders of the ancient monument might have lived in four and half thousand years ago.
The dwellings situated just outside the visitor and exhibition centre, are surprisingly bright and airy spaces and consist of a single room measuring five metres on each side with white chalk walls and floors designed to reflect sunlight and capture the heat from the fire. When fires are lit, the smoke from the hearth filters up through a thatched roof – knotted or tied straw carefully secured onto a hazel woven frame. Around the walls stands wooden or woven furniture – beds, seating, storage and shelving.
Chat to our volunteers and discover how the houses were built using authentic materials and techniques, based on the evidence of dwellings found nearby.
Watch us demonstrate ancient domestic skills - flint knapping, making rope out of rushes, and grinding grain with a quern and a rider



Watch the seasons pass and take a trip through time with our incredible audio-visual 360 degree view from inside the Stones, in the visitor centre.
Imagine what it feels like to stand in the middle of Stonehenge at winter and summer solstice, with this unique and memorable experience.
You can also experience the Stonehenge landscape through time with our interactive map. See how the environment changed before, during and after the time of Stonehenge, and click on features to learn more about this incredible prehistoric area.

Discover the story of Stonehenge: the Stones, the landscape, the people and its meaning, through a powerful combination of cutting-edge audio-visual experiences and incredible ancient objects.
Over 250 archaeological objects and treasures discovered in the landscape, are displayed together at Stonehenge for the first time.  Ranging from jewellery, pottery and tools to ancient human remains, many of these items are on loan from our museum partners, Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum.
Come and see the face of a man who was here 5,500 years ago - a forensic reconstruction based on his bones found near Stonehenge.

Follow in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors and discover the prehistoric monuments that fill the vast ancient landscape surrounding Stonehenge.
Travel through the landscape on the visitor shuttle, walk from the visitor centre, or take the shuttle halfway to the Stones and walk.
Pick up an orientation leaflet from the visitor centre and explore the (6,500 acre) Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site with a variety of walking routes.

Relax and enjoy countryside views while eating delicious, locally-sourced food in our café.
Try one of our famous Stonehenge rock cakes or enjoy a beer from the Stonehenge Brewery. 
Warm up in the winter with a deluxe hot chocolate or cool down in the summer with a Marshfield Farm ice-cream. There is also a great choice of soups, sandwiches, cornish pasties and sweet treats, as well as hot and cold drinks.