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Stonehenge Special Access Visits

Walk Among The Stones At Stonehenge Without The Crowds


When you visit Stonehenge during public hours you have to keep behind a small rope fence about two foot off the ground, (see image below). For most people this is perfectly adequate and has the advantage no people get into your photographs.

For those who are really, really interested in Stonehenge it is possible to go beyond the rope fence and walk among the stones.

These visits are called Special Access visits and take place outside public opening hours. This is the only time you will be able to walk amongst the stones at Stonehenge.

Image Depicting How Close You Can Get To Stones At Stonehenge During Public Opening Hours

How Close You Can Get To Stones At Stonehenge During Public Opening Hours

Stonehenge Special Access Visits - Key Facts

- Special Access visits are available most but not all months of the year, (no visits in October and November and are not available on and around the midsummer's day). Evening Special Access is only available in the summer months.

 

- Demand for tickets far exceeds supply, dates are often sold out months in advance. Do not expect to get tickets without ordering well in advance.

 

- Special access visits take place at quite unsociable hours, commonly between 05:30 and 08:00 in the morning and after 18:30 in the evening.

 

- Factor in that its almost 2 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.

 

- There are no audio guides available and the gift shop and catering outlet are also closed. Only the toilets are open. There is nobody there to tell you anything about Stonehenge and no information is provided - though you can preorder a glossy guide book on ordering your tickets.

On morning visits you can wait a little until Stonehenge opens for the public when the gift shop, refreshment kiosk are open and audio guides become available.

 

- The only people there apart from a maximum of 26 Special Access ticket holders are a few security guards who will not provide any information about Stonehenge. They are just there to make sure you get up to no mischief.

 

- Although you can walk around the stones, the security guard will brief you not to touch the stones. There are no restrictions on photography. You are not allowed to bring food or drink onto the monument.

Scheduled Special Access Tours From London

Among The Stones At Special Access Stonehenge

Among The Stones At Special Access Stonehenge

Four London based tour companies offer tours that include Special Access. This overcomes the logistical problems of getting to Stonehenge early morning or evening when there is no public transport to Stonehenge.


However, its still a very early start or a late return to London and these companies cannot get enough tickets for their needs.

As a result dates are very sporadic. Most days there will not be a tour running and they will normally sell out well in advance on those days the tour runs - don't leave it until you arrive in London or you will be disappointed.


Its not a matter of picking and choosing between operators and tours its a matter of grabbing any Special Access tours that may be available.

Stonehenge Special Access Tours From London - More Details

Scheduled Special Access Tours From Salisbury

Regular Special Access tours are also run from Salisbury. From London it is possible to use public transport to and from Salisbury by train the same day for these evening special access tours.

Stonehenge Special Access Tours From Salisbury - More Details

Special Access Independently or Put Your Own Group Together

You can apply to English Heritage, owners of Stonehenge directly for special access tickets - indeed most tickets are sold in this way. The procedure is you contact Stonehenge direct and make an application for an allocation of tickets, citing desired dates and times.

Be aware, demand far outstrips supply and you will need to make your application a couple of months or more in advance to have a reasonable chance of there being tickets left.

If you are successful in being offered an allocation of tickets, you can then purchase the tickets.


Follow the link below for full details of making your own Special Access visit. If you are a group, small or large we also offer a service to put together transport and ticket packages.

Visiting Stonehenge Special Access Privately - Full Details



Stonehenge Special Access Tour Dates 2016/17

Morning

Premium Tours

  Evan Evans 

  Andersons  

Sep

1

n/a

n/a

No tours October & November

Dec

10

n/a

n/a

Jan 17

2,5,14,21,28

n/a

n/a

Feb 17

4,11,16,25

n/a

n/a

Mar 17

11,27,30

n/a

n/a

Premium Tours Special Access Tours - More Details

Evan Evans Special Access Tours - More Details

Anderson Special Access Tours - More Details

Salisbury Tours Special Access Tours - More Details

Evening

Premium Tours

  Evan Evans 

  Andersons  

Sep

n/a

n/a

5

No tours October 2016 to February 2017

Mar 17

5,12,15,18,26,29

n/a

n/a

Premium Tours Special Access Tours - More Details

Evan Evans Special Access Tours - More Details

Anderson Special Access Tours - More Details

Salisbury Tours Special Access Tours - More Details

Evening Tours From Salisbury  

Sep

3

   

No tours October & November

Dec

15,29

   

Salisbury Tours Special Access Tours - More Details



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