Stonehenge opens groups reception building

A new groups reception building located in the 52-space coach park at Stonehenge opens at 9.30am on Monday 9 October.

The opening marks the completion of phase two of a major project started by English Heritage almost a year ago, aimed at streamlining group arrivals and improving visitor flow at the busy site.

The new building gives group leaders a more convenient interior reception space for ticket and audio guide collection. It also houses extensive toilet facilities which almost double the number on site and will be especially handy for passengers disembarking from coaches after long journeys.

Completion of the project marks a significant moment in the recent history of the ancient World Heritage Site, which has seen enormous changes take place in the past four years since English Heritage opened new visitor facilities 2km away from the Stone Circle.

Kate Davies, Stonehenge’s general manager, says: “This marks an important milestone for us and for the tour operators and GTOs who bring the majority of our visitors to Stonehenge each year.

“We worked closely with our travel trade partners to find the best way to meet demand and ease congestion at this important heritage attraction and feedback shows they have already noticed a significant improvement since we finished the first phase earlier this year.”