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Stonehenge from Windsor?

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Stonehenge from Windsor?

Hello Travelers. I will visit the Windsor Castle with my husband and two boys (13 and 8) in August. We will get there by train. We would like to visit Stonehenge. I was thinking of renting a car for a day from Windsor. What are your thoughts?


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1. Re: Stonehenge from Windsor?

Do Stonehenge as a separate day trip. Take the train from London Waterloo to Salisbury and take the dedicated bus link out to Stonehenge. You can also spend time in Salisbury which is a beautiful historic city and worth a few hours of anyone's time.


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2. Re: Stonehenge from Windsor?

I agree with Wirewiper. It may seem like a good idea on paper, but in reality you would probably short change everything.

Windsor Castle takes 2 to 2 1/2 hours to visit, and is busiest at 9:45 when it opens. (That's when the coach tours are also showing up).

If it is a day when there is a Changing of the Guard, the street in front of the Castle will be closed until it is over.

Local car hire places close at 5 or 6, (much earlier on weekends) unless you trek over to Heathrow and rent from them. You'd be hard pressed to drive the three hours round trip, and visit Stonehenge for 2 hours (since they built the new visitor center, that's the time it takes) in time to return the car, unless you didn't eat, and never stopped for breaks.

Salisbury is a lovely place to visit; I would combine them for a more leisurely day out. If you do have a car when you go out to Stonehenge, consider visiting Avebury as well.


It's about 30-40 minutes from Stonehenge.

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3. Re: Stonehenge from Windsor?

Thank you very much. I appreciate your feedback

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