If you envision yourself lying in the grass, gazing upward at the mysterious Neolithic monument while ruminating on the meaning of life, you will be disappointed.Those who visitStonehenge during normal business hours have to enjoy it from afar, about 30 feet away, and with a group.
About a million people visit the site, in southern England, every year. But the trip could eat up your day if you’re staying in London; it’s about a two-hour drive each way.
As a commenter on Reddit put it: “I always say to people that if they want to see Stonehenge they should just drive down the M3 and take a look out of the window as they go past. That’s all you need.”
If getting close to the stones tops your bucket list, you can book a special-access visit, which lets about 30 people a day go beyond the barriers. Demand is high, though, so tickets sell out months in advance, and they’re not available year-round.