Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire 100m above sea level on the Salisbury Plain 128 km (80 miles) west of London at the junction of the A303 and the A360. The roads come very near to Stonehenge, and this in itself causes some controversy, with various ideas of rerouting or tunnelling the roads - so far these have come to little.
The pleasant city of Salisbury, with its fine cathedral is 13 km (8 miles) south of Stonehenge and is a good base to visit from, and there are numerous bed and breakfast guest houses in the villages around the site.
Megalithic sites of the British Isles
© 1996 Richard Mudhar
revised May 1996