Wiltshire has certainly earned its reputation as one of the United Kingdom's premier holiday destinations. The county's blend of untouched countryside and picturesque, welcoming market towns has made it an attractive proposition to holidaymakers for many years. What lures in more visitors than anything else, however, is the county's profusion of fascinating historical sites. Among them, there's none better known than Stonehenge, which is surrounded by some of the finest hotels and guesthouses in Wiltshire.
A World Famous Site
Stonehenge is without doubt one of Europe's most famous historical attractions. The enchanting Neolithic site, which saw its construction sometime between 3,000BC and 2,000BC is one of the most iconic stone formations in the history of the world. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. To this day, experts continue to debate about the site's specific purpose or meaning, but in truth, nobody really knows for sure!
A Generous Package
Visitors to Stonehenge are often met with far more than they were expecting. The site doesn't just contain the iconic stone circle. There's also a world-class visitor centre, housing literally hundreds of fascinating prehistoric objects in its exhibition. They're not all just tucked away behind glass, either. Some items are dotted around the site in the Neolithic houses and huts, waiting to be found by inquisitive explorers.
Stonehenge is also well equipped with conveniences and facilities. There's a café, a shop and ample parking. The site provides accessible toilets, as well as baby-changing facilities.
Hotels near Stonehenge
As one of the UK's best-loved tourist attractions, visitors can be sure that there are plenty of exquisite hotels near Stonehenge to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Holiday Inn Salisbury Stonehenge offers close proximity to the attraction, as well as a host of convenient facilities, to include free WiFi and laundry services. There's no shortage of affordable hotels in Wiltshire (and particularly close to Stonehenge), especially those who welcome younger travellers. The Cholderton Youth Hostel offers astonishing value, and features a number of barbecues outside in its garden.
Visitors to Stonehenge looking for decadence from their accommodation can check in to Fairlawn House. The B&B is set within a sumptuous Georgian townhouse and the interior is finished to suitably high standard.