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Day trips to Stonehenge from London

Trips, tours and chopper rides: there’s plenty of bookable stuff to do around this wonder of the ancient world

By Matt Breen

Spinal Tap may well have once sung of the demons that dwell at Stonehenge, but you can't believe everything you hear. Unless the ’Tap were referring to the coachloads of tourists and gaggles of pipe-playing New Age types during each solstice, you can rest assured that this 5,000-year-old Wiltshire stone circle is demon-free.

Stonehenge remains a truly remarkable relic of the prehistoric world: older than the Great Pyramids, and still largely a mystery. Was it a Druidic site of worship? A place of pilgrimage? Or just a general neolithic hangout with street food, drinks and DJs? (Okay, maybe not.) Find out for yourself with one of these great day trips to Stonehennge from London.

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Stonehenge day trips

Full-day Bath and Stonehenge tour from London

Enjoy both Bath – a beautiful Georgian spa town – and the prehistoric Stonehenge on this double-dip day trip. Stop-off points include Bath Abbey and the Jane Austen Centre.

Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath day trip from London

You can’t get much more quintessentially English than a round-trip to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath. All entrance fees are included and you’ll be led around by a Blue Badge tour guide. They know their stuff.


Day trip to Stonehenge from Central London in a private vehicle

Treat yourself (and why wouldn't you?) to a private drive down to Stonehenge. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the stones before being taken back to London by your chauffeur. There's nothing like a little bit of luxury every now and then.

Private Stonehenge, Woodhenge and Avebury Stone Circle day trip from London

Ever heard of Woodhenge? It's the little sister to the big stone circle and is every bit as magical (literally, according to some). And then there’s the Avebury Stone Circle – built a few thousand years later than Stonehenge but just as enthralling. 


Tandem skydive near Stonehenge from Salisbury

You’ll need to make your own way down but there can’t be many better ways to enjoy Stonehenge and the nearby area than by plunging from a plane at 15,000 feet height in a tandem skydive. Make sure those straps are tight though, eh?

Stonehenge helicopter tour from Salisbury

Slightly less stressful than a skydive but probably just as good. Here’s how to get a very different view of the stone circle – via a 30-minute chopper ride across the Salisbury Plain.

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