Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Stonehenge Tickets, Prices and Opening Hours for 2020

Find out the best way to get Stonehenge tickets in 2020 for all the family, including all the information you need around finding discounts on entry prices and all year round opening times to ensure you have all the information you need to see the ancient Stones.

How long would I expect to be at Stonehenge?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions and the there is no one answer as it will depend entirely on yourself. Generally, if you are just wanted to see Stonehenge that day then we would recommend giving yourself 2 hours to experience the very information visitor centre as well as getting out and up close to the stones. There is also a café onsite which means you might prefer to stay longer and have a break between the visitor centre and the stones. You could use this chance to have a cup of tea or coffee, piece of cake and discuss what you have learnt or what you think about what you have seen.

If you are seeing Stonehenge as part of a day tour including 2 other destinations then you probably would expect to spend 45 minutes to an hour at Stonehenge. You will still get to see the Stones and the Visitor Centre, it would just be a lot less relaxed.

What to expect at the Visitor Centre

Its important to remember that an entry tickets isn’t just to see the ancient Stones, but also gives you access to the modern visitor centre which hosts a brilliant exhibition of prehistoric objects for you to see along with some great detailed information. Also, you will have access to the café and gift shop on site so you can make a great family day out and take something home to remember the adventure other than the brilliant memories you will no doubt have!

The shuttle bus from Visitor Centre to Stonehenge

Its important to know, that your entry ticket to Stonehenge includes a shuttle from the entrance to the Stones – about a mile away! You can do the walk if you like (many do!), but for those short on time or not wanting or able to walk the shuttle is a great way to save time and get up close to the famous Stones.

All tickets to Stonehenge have an allotted time!

This is important to know. When you book your Stonehenge ticket, you will be able to choose an allotted time, the best way to do this is to reserve prior to the day – otherwsie, you might arrive at Stonehenge and there not be any spaces, or you might be forced to wait till allotted times are available – which could be a couple of hours wait, depending on the day. This is one of the reasons why we always recommend pre-booking your tours.

Special access tickets to Stonehenge

You may have heard about special access tickets to Stonehenge and wonder what this means? It basically means that you get access to walk up to and around the Stones, even being able to touch them. This is very unique, as standard tickets and tours don’t allow you to do this because over time the stones have become damaged over many millions of people touching them. These special access tours are outside of general opening times and are part of pre-booked tours and are incredibly popular. For many people they don’t need to touch the stones, they are happy being 10 yards away (which is the closest you can get), but for others that really want to get up close there is this option… although it is quite expensive.

Stonehenge Ticket Prices and Opening Times for 2020

Entrance Fee (Advance purchase / On the day)

Opening Hours


Child (5 years to 17 years)

Students / Seniors*

Family Ticket**

£19.00 / £21.10

£11.40 / £12.70

£17.10 / £19.00

£49.40 / £54.90

1st May 2020 to 31st May 2020

1st Jun 2020 to 31st Aug 2020

1st Sep to 15th Oct 2020

9:00am to 7:00pm

9:30am to 8:00pm

9:30am to 7:00pm

All prices shown are without gift aid which is optional. Please be aware that last entrance into Stonehenge is 2 hours prior to closing time.

* Students are classed as between 16 years and 18 years of age and with valid student identification. Seniors are those visitors who are 65 years and over.

** Family tickets ae classed as those with 2 adults and up to 3 children (up to 17 years of age).

Please also be aware that Stonehenge is closed on Christmas Day (25th December) and for those National Trust and English Heritage Members, entrance is free but you will still need to book a place to guarantee entry.

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