Question: Can you touch Stonehenge?

Stonehenge is protected under the Ancient Monuments and Archaelogical Areas Act and you must adhere to the regulations outlined in the act or face criminal prosecution. No person may touch, lean against, stand on or climb the stones, or disturb the ground in any way.

When can you touch the stones at Stonehenge?

Special Access visits take place at quite unsociable hours, commonly between 5.30 and 8am and after 6.30pm. Factor in that it is almost two hours travelling time between London hotels and Stonehenge and you can see such a visit entails a very early start or late finish for those based in London.

Why cant you stand in the middle of Stonehenge?

The centre of Stonehenge is a relatively small area and below the grass there is important archaeology – only about half of the interior has been excavated. This archaeology, containing information about how and when Stonehenge was built, is fairly shallow and would be compacted and damaged under visitors feet.

Does Stonehenge have security?

Located on Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is one of the best-known prehistoric monuments in Europe. Ventures guarding team at Stonehenge is made up of 12 SIA licensed security officers, with additional team members joining to support the security detail for the quarterly events as required.

Can you walk around Stonehenge for free?

You can absolutely visit for free, type in Willoughby Road, Larkhill, Salisbury into your sat Nav or google maps and drive to the bottom of that road where the Stonehenge sign is. The gravel road mentioned is open now. You can enter that road from A303 or Fargo Road. And you can park very close to Stonehenge.

Do I have to pay to see Stonehenge?

It is free for people purchasing tickets to enter Stonehenge, there is a charge if you are not. Tour buses have their own separate coach park. To enter the Stonehenge Exhibition at the Visitor Centre you need a full ticket to Stonehenge, anyone can access the café, gift shop and toilets though, for free.

Why is Stonehenge guarded?

Security guards are patrolling Stonehenge in a bid to keep revellers away from celebrating the summer solstice. This morning security guards were seen stationed close to Stonehenge in a bid to ward off rule breakers. Wiltshire Police also said that officers would patrol the area to ensure people stayed away.

Do you have to pay at Stonehenge?

It is free for people purchasing tickets to enter Stonehenge, there is a charge if you are not. To enter the Stonehenge Exhibition at the Visitor Centre you need a full ticket to Stonehenge, anyone can access the café, gift shop and toilets though, for free.

What are the 7 natural wonders of the ancient world?

These 7 natural wonders of the world include the Northern Lights, the Grand Canyon, Paricutin, Mount Everest, Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Victoria Falls, and the Great Barrier Reef.

How long do I need at Stonehenge?

PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY AND YOUR VISIT We think you need at least 2.5 hours to see Stonehenge, but youre welcome to spend as long as you like looking around the exhibition, the Stone Circle and the wider National Trust landscape. Weve put together some itineraries to help you plan your time with us.

Do you have to pay to see Stonehenge?

It is free for people purchasing tickets to enter Stonehenge, there is a charge if you are not. Tour buses have their own separate coach park. To enter the Stonehenge Exhibition at the Visitor Centre you need a full ticket to Stonehenge, anyone can access the café, gift shop and toilets though, for free.

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