Stonehenge - one of the world's greatest wonders
How was it built? What was it for? Questions about one of the world's ancient wonders are still debated, but what isn't in doubt is that Stonehenge is an unforgettable sight. The Neolithic stones are in the heart of Wiltshire around 10 miles from Salisbury, and the recently revamped facilities offer much more to see with a visitor centre and faithfully recreated Neolithic houses. Wiltshire is a treasure trove of ancient sites and you can visit Stonehenge's partner attractions at Salisbury and Wiltshire Museums for more fascinating insights into the area's mysterious prehistoric past.
Old and new in lively Salisbury
With its striking Tudor timbers and Georgian elegance, Salisbury is around a 20-minute drive from Stonehenge and well worth a visit. Gaze in awe at soaring Salisbury Cathedral and take a look at one of only four surviving copies of the Magna Carta in the chapter house. Hungry? The city's home to some great modern restaurants. For something different, head to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection just north of the city for the chance to sit in the cockpit. Check first for opening times.
Something for everyone at Longleat
Just over half an hour's drive from Stonehenge is magnificent Longleat. Drive through the safari to see the famous animals including lions, tigers and wolves; step into the house to admire the sweeping state rooms and fabulous art collection before taking a turn around the beautiful gardens and grounds.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Stonehenge? Travelodge Amesbury Stonehenge Hotel should fit the bill, or try Travelodge Warminster Hotel.