Best way to get to Stonehenge?

Hi.

I'm in Liverpool and would like to take my daughter (7) to Stonehenge for a school project. Obviously I cannot take her during the week due to work & school and Saturday's are busy with clubs and sports, so I'm looking at Sunday 3rd October, but it seems so difficult or expensive to get to as I do not drive. Looking at trains, it was around £150 with about 4 or 5 changes.

Does anyone have any ideas of how I can best get there or any creative alternatives? I tried looking for a VR stonehenge experience I could do at home, but drew a blank.

Appreciate any help or advice. 

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  • martindow
    martindow Posts: 10,166
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    edited 19 September 2021 at 11:07AM
    Where are you travelling from?  Knowing this could give you some meaningful replies.  The nearest station is Salisbury from where there is a regular bus service. 
    Edit: Sorry just seen that you mentioned Liverpool as your starting point.  That is an epic journey for a day trip!
  • giraffe69
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    It isn't doable in a day regardless of the cost. 5 hours to Salisbury and then the bus (about 25 mins).
  • Neil49
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    There is a 360 degree video available via the English Heritage website which has to be played through the YouTube app which may be of use to you.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=_RyqU1r1Fmk

    There may be others available. 

    I'm afraid that a journey by train and bus is a non starter due to the complexity of the journey and the location of the site. 


  • jimbo6977
    jimbo6977 Posts: 1,222
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    Train leaving Lime St 0337 arr Swindon 0902 then X5 bus dep 0930 arr Amesbury 1120, then probably taxi to Stonehenge. 

    Then you've to get home. 
  • 0716 Depart Liverpool Lime Street
    1220 Arrive Salisbury Train station
    1300 Take the Stonehenge bus tour 
    1333 arrive at Stonehenge 
    1543Leave Stonehenge - (Stonehenge Bus tour )
    1614 arrive Salisbury Train Station
    1642 Depart Salisbury Train Station
    2110 Arrive Liverpool Lime Street

    A friends and family railcard will reduce the price of the train ticket to around £102 for both of you . 

    Stonehenge Bus Tour including entry about £50 for both of you .
  • Depending on your daughters project have you thought about a closer stone circle?

    Castlerigg perhaps? https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/castlerigg-stone-circle/
  • Does your daughter have a school friend with parent who would be willing to drive you all ?  - If you teamed up and you offered to pay the petrol since they would have to do all the driving it would still work out cheaper for you . 
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