Travelling to Stonehenge
Make the most of your trip to Stonehenge by taking your time to get to the site and enjoying Wiltshire’s beautiful countryside along the way.
Stonehenge is a 2 mile walk from Amesbury. There are several routes along byways and bridleways, either across Countess Farm or Coneybury Hill. From Amesbury you can use an underpass to get under the A303 roundabout, then use the pavements along the A345 (Countess Road).
You can join a National Trust guided walk to discover ancient places such as the Great Cursus, the Stonehenge Avenue, King Barrow Ridge and the great henge of Durrington Walls. Alternatively, download one of the self-guided walk leaflets from the National Trust website to explore it at your leisure.
For a longer trip you can walk along the Pewsey to Avon trail from Salisbury or if you’re staying in the Winterbournes, there is a footpath from Gomeldon towards Amesbury, followed by some quiet roads. While these are fairly quiet roads, please take care as some of these roads do not have footways.
In 2016, the National Trust is running a walking challenge to celebrate 30 years of World Heritage Site designation. Each walk varies in length from between 3 km (approx 2 miles) to 9.5 km (approx. 6 miles). Four are located in the Avebury landscape and four in the Stonehenge landscape, and will describe the wildlife, plants and archaeology you may see on your journey.
To undertake the challenge you have to complete the walks at your leisure but before the 31st December 2016 when you have the opportunity to enter into a prize draw to win a £300 voucher for Cotswold Outdoor.
Download our map of cycle routes from Salisbury to Stonehenge. You can also pick up a printed copy from Salisbury’s Tourist Information Centre.
The nearest rail stations are:
|Salisbury||12 miles (bus to Stonehenge/Amesbury)|
|Andover||18 miles (bus to Amesbury)|
On the bus
The tour bus will take you directly to Stonehenge visitor centre. You can also walk from Amesbury using our map.
|Wilts & Dorset||Stonehenge Tour Bus||Salisbury station – cathedral – Old Sarum – Stonehenge||Stonehenge||Summer
(30 mins). Winter
|Wilts & Dorset / Stagecoach||Activ8||Salisbury – Amesbury – Andover||Amesbury||Mon – Sat
(15 – 30 mins). Sun
(Every 2 hours).
|Wilts & Dorset||X5||Salisbury – Amesbury – Pewsey – Marlborough – Swindon||Amesbury, Stonehenge Inn||Mon – Sat
(30 mins to Salisbury, hourly to Swindon). Sun
(hourly to Salisbury only).
|Wilts & Dorset||2||Devizes – Shrewton
(2 miles via
the London Road/The Packway)
|Mon – Fri (hourly)Sat (hourly)|
There are a number of excellent Bed & Breakfasts, hostels and hotels around Amesbury, Salisbury and across Wiltshire. Many are listed by Visit Wiltshire.