Step Inside The Circle – Stonehenge Special Access Tours

October 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
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StonehengeIt has been many decades since visitors have been allowed to approach the famous standing stones at Stonehenge, let alone enter their midst and feel the power of past civilizations.  We all make the pilgrimage west from London to experience the moment when Stonehenge emerges before us on the Salisbury Plain.   Although the A344 will bring you tantalizingly close, ropes and barriers keep visitors well outside the perimeter of the stones.  The urge to enter and walk among the stones  is compelling, but peering in from the ring-road is as close as visitors have been able to get.   Now, thanks to a new policy by the English Heritage Organization you can apply for special ‘Stone Circle Access’.

A group of up to 26 visitors are permitted to enter the Stonehenge circle and wander among the stones for one hour early in the morning and late in the afternoon.  Visitors may NOT touch the stones however.  Interested visitors should complete the online Special Access Application within 14 days of their desired visit.  The fee for the permit is £14.50 for adults and £7.50 for children.  Visit the English Heritage website for more information and access to the online form.

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