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Stonehenge Post-Cruise Tour

Baltic Cruise (Stonehenge) . 2015 . Aug 15


This post is part of our Baltic Cruise + Southampton 2015 Trip Report and Itinerary. Do check out the full itinerary and our reviews here

One of those places that had been in our bucket list of ‘must-visit’ places is Stonehenge, an enduring symbol of mystery and a piece of ancient wonderment built more than 5000 years ago.   Stonehenge can be covered as a day trip from London, but is about a 2-hr drive away.



Since we were on our way to Heathrow Airport from Southampton after disembarking from our Baltic cruise, we made use of the post-cruise excursions from Princess Cruises which will make a detour to the Stonehenge before bringing us to Heathrow Airport for our flight back to Singapore.



Stonehenge is somewhere halfway between Southampton and London.  We spent almost 2 hrs on the coach from the port in Southampton before reaching the brand new Visitor Centre of Stonehenge.


Perks of joining a land excursion - no need to get entrance tickets!


Do come early if you are coming on your own. There was a long queue when we were leaving after our excursion.


The actual site of Stonehenge was about a few minutes' drive away from the Visitor Centre. Complimentary land trains were available at the Visitor Centre.


First sight of the Stonehenge - it truly was magnificent. Some say that the Stonehenge was just a jumble of rocks,  but really, you need to be there to appreciate the scale of it.  Just like the ancient pyramids of Egypt, it was wondrous how ancient people managed to build these structures without the help of modern technology.


Years ago, it used to be that visitors could walk right up to the stones and be within the circle.  These days, barricades had been set up around the Stonehenge probably as a means of preserving this ancient site and limiting the tarnishing effect of excessive human activities.  As a result,  this was about the nearest that visitors could get to the stones, unless you are on some private tour.


Special Deal - Stonehenge private viewing at Sunrise by KKday, Our Travel Partner

It looks like you are still able to enter the stone circle normally out of bounds to the public through Private viewing! We are pleased to share with you this travel deal from our Travel Partner KKday for Stonehenge private viewing at Sunrise! :)


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The Stonehenge could have looked quite different from what it was today.   But these views of the Stonehenge looked the most complete with its outer circle of rocks most intact.


The audio guide which comes complimentary with the admission fee gives a narrative of the many archaeological finds including what has been learnt about the builders who crafted this monument, their beliefs, primitive tools and methods. Station numbers are clearly marked on the ground.


There are also information signs around as you walk around the Stonehenge.


This part of the Stonehenge looked to have crumbled the most.


We had 2 hrs at Stonehenge, more than sufficient for us to appreciate this ancient monument before taking the land train to head back to the Visitor Centre.

My favourite activity in the world is shopping - and I am glad to get to do that at the Visitor Centre.


At the Visitor Centre, there was also a exhibition detailing the history of the Stonehenge which was included in the admission fee.



Apparently, the area was also a burial site, and recent excavations had turned out relatively well-preserved remains of people who dead more than 5000 years ago!


Look at the size of the big stone!


A replica of the kind of houses that these people who have lived in during the construction time of the stonehenge.



This post is the last of the our Baltic Cruises series.  Thank you for following us on our travel adventure.


Special Deal - Stonehenge Private Viewing at Sunrise by KKday, Our Travel Partner

It looks like you are still able to enter the stone circle normally out of bounds to the public through Private viewing! We are pleased to share with you this travel deal from our Travel Partner KKday for Stonehenge private viewing at Sunrise! :)

Click on the link below for more information!


Join us next as we explore the Canadian Rockies!

This post is part of our Baltic Cruise + Southampton 2015 Trip Report and Itinerary. Do check out the full itinerary and our reviews here.


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