Stonehenge: World-Famous Neolithic Stone Circles

Here you can walk in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors and try to unravel for yourself the mysteries surrounding this enigmatic and prehistoric European monument. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and visit the world-class exhibition where there are over 250 ancient objects to discover. The perfect day out for both families and history lovers.

Visit these omnipresent and mysterious ruins

If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore this stunning part of the world, The Museum Inn is a cosy, welcoming pub that is near to many of the sights and landmarks that the New Forest National Park has to offer.

We have 8 stylish boutique bedrooms with super comfy beds and stunning bathrooms, as well as fresh, seasonal produce and delicious Butcombe beer on tap.

A Brief Overiew of Stonehenge

While the exact purpose and origin of Stonehenge remain a subject of scholarly debate, it is believed to have been constructed in several phases, spanning from around 3000 BCE to 2000 BCE during the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods. Some of the stones used in its construction were transported over significant distances, suggesting a remarkable level of organization and ingenuity by its builders.

The significance of Stonehenge is multifaceted. It is widely regarded as a celestial observatory, aligned with key astronomical events such as the summer and winter solstices, which may have played a role in the agricultural and religious calendar of its ancient builders.

Additionally, it has been associated with rituals, burials, and the worship of deities by various cultures throughout its long history. Stonehenge continues to captivate the imagination of people worldwide, serving as a testament to the engineering prowess and cultural significance of our distant ancestors, and it remains a popular destination for tourists, archaeologists, and those intrigued by the mysteries of the past.


The Museum Inn is approximately 42 minutes by car from Stonehenge.

Exit the Stonehenge car park and turn left, then left again at the roundabout onto the A360

At Longbarrow Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A360

At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto The Avenue

At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Salisbury Rd/A36

Turn right at Park Wall Jct onto Netherhampton Rd/A3094

Turn right at Netherhampton Corner for two miles. Then make a left for half a mile

Continue onto Stratford Tony Rd

Slight right onto Drove Ln

Turn right onto Blandford Rd/A354

Continue to follow A354 for nine miles.

At Handley Cross Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A354

Turn right onto Millers Ln

1.3 mi

Turn left

0.2 mi

Turn left and the pub will be on your left.