Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 2 Week Euro Solo Trip - UK, Paris, Brussels
  2. 2 Can't we Fodorites be kinder in our responses, especially to new posters?
  3. 3 Please suggest a hike from Ravello- with kids
  4. 4 First Time Europe Trip
  5. 5 Amalfi or Positano
  6. 6 Poland in September
  7. 7 Driving in Sicily: Help!
  8. 8 Need a meeting point suggestion in southern France
  9. 9 Review of the Jhieronimus Bosch ehibition
  10. 10 Capri Ferry Tickets
  11. 11 Romantic Restaurants in Venice?
  12. 12 Cheltenham or Moreton-in-Marsh?
  13. 13 10 days in eastern Sicily - itinerary help needed
  14. 14 Tour or independent
  15. 15 Ireland Itinerary Help
  16. 16 5 women, Italy, need suggestions
  17. 17 Hertz Never Lost
  18. 18 student in denmark
  19. 19 The Fjords of Norway, Scandinavia - Itinerary Help for Family of Four
  20. 20 Corsica France...Calvi or Ajaccio or?
  21. 21 Sardinia, Italy and surrounding islands
  22. 22 Undiscovered Places in Paris
  23. 23 Family-centered tour for Colosseum or Vatican? Please help!
  24. 24 Basic Itinerary for Flight to Denmark
  25. 25 Local Paris Restaurants?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Stonehenge, Bath and Avebury from London by rental car

Jump to last reply

Hello! After deciding the dates and the amount of time in each place, I'm now working on the specifics of my family trip in next September-October.

We'll have six full days in London (first time!) and I want to see Stonehenge. I've read several topics about this day trip and, without a doubt, the most simple way to do it is to go with a tour by some company. This was my choice until I read that you can only go inside the stone circle at specific times (before and after the general public times) and, although some co. can arrange that, the cost seems a *little* expensive - from £35 in the normal tour (outside the circle) to £79+ with the inner circle access, even tough the entrance fee to the "park" is the same (£7.80)!

That said, I'm thinking that for a lesser amount of money than we would pay in the special tour (that is, £79x3 (me, my wife and our daughter), we could dump the tour, rent a car and make a little road trip, including some other cities in our way. These would be Bath and Avebury (to see some more stones!). I'm aware that to do this without a tour co., I must book directly with English Heritage, months in advance etc, but I think I'll try.

So, I have the following questions:

1. Do you recommend a busy day-trip like this?

2. From reading previous topics, it seems that the best place to get (and return) the car is Heathrow. Is this still the best option?

3. I want to book Stonehenge to the afternoon slot (18:30 hrs). So, I'm thinking in leave Heathrow very early, see Avebury in the morning, lunch in Bath and sightseeing trough the evening, and Stonehenge at 18:30 hrs. From there, directly to Heathrow. Is this the best route? Am I missing something great in the way?

Thank you for any input!

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement