Stonehenge is a marvelous prehistoric monument that draws the attention of visitors from around the globe. However, most people who travel to Wiltshire, England, to see Stonehenge, come and leave once their visit is done. Yes, Stonehenge is the main attraction, but there are plenty of other things to see and do in Wiltshire.
To visit Stonehenge, all you will need is a few hours. On the other hand, if you plan your trip meticulously, it will be possible to cover many other worth visiting sites in a day. Book your ticket to Stonehenge using stonehengevisit.co.uk, and book a slot that gives you good enough time after the visit. Here is a list of places you can go to after your Stonehenge visit.
Woodhenge was a wooden monument that was as old as Stonehenge. However, it was discovered around 100 years ago when an aerial photograph captured rings in the landscape. This site is just a few miles away from Stonehenge, and thus you can surely combine the two visits. Besides, unlike Stonehenge, you wouldn’t need any entry ticket to visit this site.
2. Old Sarum
Old Sarum is quite an important historic site. There is so much to know and the stories are just worth your time. Old Sarum was the original site of the cathedral. It was initially a castle on old Iron Age Fortifications. This shows, how important the site was to the people in the past.
3. Wilton House
Just 8 miles away from Stonehenge (approx 15 minutes drive), Wilton House is a country manor house located near Salisbury. It is worth visiting, especially if you like period dramas. Some of the popular dramas that were filmed here are Bridgerton and The Crown.
The nearest town to Stonehenge is Amesbury. It was discovered in 976, however, evidence shows that it was inhabited for almost 10,000 years. While taking a stroll in the town you can enjoy looking at the River Avon until you visit the main attraction – Ancient Abbey. Although it is not converted into the Church of St. Mary and St. Melor. The building was known to be constructed in the 10th century and was the initial burial place of the wife of Henry III.
5. Check out the largest stone circle at Avebury
Stonehenge is just a 30-minute drive away from the World Heritage Village of Avebury. The town is widely known for having the world’s largest stone circle, ancient tombs as well as other remains from the Neolithic and Bronze ages. Other attractions worth visiting are the Church of St. James – built in 1000 AD, and Avebury Manor.
You may or may not have heard about this picturesque village near Stonehenge, but you surely must have seen some pictures of it. After all, this beautiful village is one of the locations for the Harry Potter films.
7. Castle Combe
If you wish to visit the prettiest village in England, it has to be Castle Combe. Even though it is a small town, it is a striking one. The population is just 350 and thus the peacefulness is incomparable. There is just one main street in this village, but the buildings are simply breathtaking.
So, you see it is not just the Stonehenge that you have to visit in Wiltshire. Now, for your next trip, keep this list handy, and prolong your stay in Wiltshire to check out these attractions.