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Driving to Stonehenge

A Motorists guide to Stonehenge - directions, parking and more



Area Map

Directions

Arriving / Parking

How Far from?
The World Heritage Site of Stonehenge is a hugely popular tourist destination located near to Salisbury in the heart of the South Western county of Wiltshire. The meaning/purpose of Stonehenge isn't quite known and most experts agree that the real meaning was lost over the ages.

Whether you're impressed by the spiritual significance, the photo opportunity or just how our ancestors managed to carry such collosal pieces of stone over such a distance Stonehenge is a place that will ignite a spark of interest in most people.

We recommend visiting either early in the morning, or as the sun sets as you get a truly stunning view at these times. It's an ideal stopping point for those travelling from the South East to the South West on their UK visit.

Map of the area



Stonehenge driving and parking

The road that runs past Stone Henge (the A303) is notoriously busy at peak times and traffic is often at a crawling pace as it passes the attraction. We'd recommennd timing your travel at off-peak times, especially at weekends or public holidays.

Parking at Stone Henge is relatively straight-forward as there is a dedicated car park opposite the access gate on the A344. This can get busy at peak times so again try to time your visit at off-peak times.

Speed limits around Stonehenge

Speed Limits

Motorway: 70 mph
Dual Carriageway: 70 mph
Rural: 60 mph
Urban: 30 mph

Distances from Stonehenge to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Stonehenge
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Longleat Forest, England28 km (17 miles)

Town
Bath, England43 km (27 miles)

Attraction
Thorpe Park, England95 km (59 miles)

Town
Cardiff, Wales99 km (61 miles)

Town
Stratford, England113 km (70 miles)

Attraction
Silverstone Circuit, England114 km (71 miles)

Town
London, England124 km (77 miles)

Town
Birmingham, England145 km (90 miles)

Attraction
Alton Towers, England201 km (125 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England217 km (135 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest, England227 km (141 miles)

Town
Manchester, England257 km (160 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Bois-Francs, France336 km (209 miles)

Town
Lille, France348 km (216 miles)

Town
Bruges, Belgium352 km (219 miles)

Town
Dublin, Ireland383 km (238 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Whinfell Forest, England389 km (242 miles)

Town
Paris, France398 km (247 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands399 km (248 miles)

Attraction
Disneyland Paris, France417 km (259 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France433 km (269 miles)

Town
Brussels, Belgium434 km (270 miles)

Town
Antwerp, Belgium434 km (270 miles)

Town
Rotterdam, Netherlands443 km (275 miles)

Town
Cork, Ireland467 km (290 miles)

Town
Belfast, Northern Ireland468 km (291 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Moselle - Domaine des Trois Forêts, France480 km (298 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Hauts de Bruyères, France480 km (298 miles)

Town
Amsterdam, Netherlands481 km (299 miles)

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