A newly-designed permanent coach park is now open at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, which marks the completion of the first phase of a major improvement project aimed at coach groups.

The coach park provides spaces for 52 60-seater coaches in an upgraded layout which is said to make coach arrivals and departures more efficient whilst enhancing pedestrian safety.

There is also a new Visitor Transit Shuttle pick up point which allows groups to go directly from the coach park to the stone circle.

The new coach park is free to use. 

Phase two

Phase two of the project will be completed in the summer and will see the opening of a new group reception building, complete with facilities like toilets, which will be located close to the coach parking bays and shuttle pick up point.

The current ticketing and audio guide collection will also be simplified.

The improvements aim to make the World Heritage Site more accessible and streamlined for larger groups and will add ease for all visitors arriving at peak times.

Jennifer Davies, Stonehenge’s general manager said: “The improvement project was implemented following an extensive review of our operation at Stonehenge and feedback from tourism professionals to find the best way to meet demand and ease congestion at this significant and busy attraction.  

“Once complete, the improvements will help us deliver a world class experience for the 1.3m visitors we welcome each year from across the globe, so that they can fully appreciate this ancient wonder of human endeavour.”  

Group rates 

Groups of 11 or more visiting Stonehenge will receive a 10% discount on admission prices.

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