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The Drove - Stonehenge

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Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, SP4 7DE

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0300 456 0105

Open from Jan to Dec

Wide byway with grass parking space on either side. Most of it is on a slight slope. Be careful of the large potholes near the entrance. Great view of Stonehenge.
No right turn into The Drove from A303 (left turn only) from A303 and no right turn when leaving The Drove onto the A303 (left turn only).
Normally closed by Wiltshire Council for a few days during the Summer (around 20th June) and Winter (around 20th December) Solstices.
To visit Stonehenge you must first head up to the English Heritage Visitors Centre to purchase tickets, and then walk or take the shuttle bus back down. As the shuttle bus stops inside the ticketed area, there is no way to take a shuttle bus from here up to the visitors centre unless you already have a ticket.
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Some large potholes near the entrance from A303

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Review by: sulasu
Visit date: Sep 2020
Unit type: Campervan
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10
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what an amazing spot. we are a family with 2 kids. loved the tranquility and the amazing views of stonehenge. direct access to nat trust rolling fields. fabulous. no facilities but knew that.
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Review by: ann2016
Visit date: Sep 2020
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.75
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What a spot - we loved it!
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Review by: ann2016
Visit date: Sep 2020
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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10
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Certainly open now but we are in for a windy night I think. Facilities only rated low as there arent any!
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Review by: cwilson9519
Visit date: Sep 2020
Unit type: Campervan
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8.25
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We Stayed here for one night beginning September and it was a great stop. lots a potholes on the way in but fab quite stop for the night . lovely view of Stonehenge . Can only recommend this stop .
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Review by: SharronRob
Visit date: Aug 2020
Unit type: Campervan
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10
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We stopper again fo a night out. Its so chilled and relaxing watching the birds of prey in one field and sheep in another. It was raining and there was thunder in the distance.. Bring on the
storm lol
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Review by: sarah0274
Visit date: Aug 2020
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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8.75
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Great for a free stop over. Obviously depending on which direction you come from and are going in the morning, you have to go up to the roundabout to either enter or exit. We drove further down away from the road. No noise from other campers. We forgot our National trust cards so walked along a path at the side and still got a great photo of the stones.
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Review by: JC001
Visit date: Aug 2020
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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8.5
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Wake up to view of Stonehenge for free. What's not to like? Turn up and find a spot. Short walk to permissive footpath that gives you fantastic free view. Great experience. Direct access from Eastbound A303. Plenty of space, easy to turn.
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Review by: TinyRally
Visit date: Aug 2020
Unit type: Campervan
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10
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Transit Custom camper - arrived just after sunset due to the A303 being closed for roadworks. Lota of other vans there for the night. Set the alarm for sunrise, walked down to the official entrance to the stones, but took the gate to the footpath to the left whic govea you a perfect, free view of the stones. As we walked back to the van, we counted 37 other vans of various sizes parked up. Great stopover and very little noise
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Review by: kircky
Visit date: Aug 2020
Unit type: Campervan
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8
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Absolutely fabulous stop with amazing views of Stonehenge. Directly off the A303, very easy to find. As it's a duel carriage way, you need to be driving the right way to get in, but if not just head up to the nearby roundabout and turn back. There are some big holes in the gravel track as you turn in, but plenty of room to avoid them. We found plenty of space when we arrived and parked up, reasonably flat, but lots is on a slope. We couldn't hear any road noise despite being very close, just the sheep in the field. Would have been a great nights sleep if not for the 46 miles an hour winds, but we survived! No facilities so need to be self sufficient. Perfect stop, whether lunch or the night
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Review by: Angentim
Visit date: Aug 2020
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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6.25
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Great spot to visit the stones. entrance from A303 lots of deep pot holes so need to take it slow. You get a variety of campers down this track. We was woken at 3am by a very loud vehicle and then at 4am by people walking pass and talking loud.
You can go down a path from here to the Stones and it's only a couple of metres from paying visitors. it's a FREE night stay was worth it for the views and visit but how busy The Drove can be could put you off.
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Review by: vixlm
Visit date: Aug 2020
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6.5
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Road is open, stopped by today after a weekend away. Lovely little spot for a cuppa and bacon butty. We arrived about 10am stayed for about an hour and half it did start to get busy but not too bad, road is quite bad full of holes but you cant have everything. No facilities thats why the low stars.
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Review by: yorkshirekev
Visit date: Jul 2020
Unit type: Campervan
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10
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The Drove is closed at the moment - July 2020

Ratings based on what you could have won...
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Review by: hugsi
Visit date: Jan 2020
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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10
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Still a good stop over. A few potholes and quite muddy underfoot but for a free stop its fab. Partly sloping with some flatter areas. Some spots have great views of the stones. Can hear the road but not intrusive. You can walk along the lane and the along a footpath to get closer to the stones for free if you dont fancy paying for avisit. Given facilities 7 due to pot holes as what youre parking on is the only facility there!
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Review by: merlinofworcester
Visit date: Oct 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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10
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What a fabulous spot. We arrived in the dark and made a guess as to the best place to park for the early morning view. It was a perfect spot. Once the track flattens out there is plenty of space for loads of motorhomes. There were maybe a dozen in total, very spread out and no noise from anyone else.
A very chilly & frosty early rise (6:15) to walk as close as possible to Stonehenge, well worth it for the total peace & quiet.
The visitors’ centre opens at 9.30am, best to get there early, well worth a visit, and as we are English Heritage members, so free entry.
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Review by: susansmith
Visit date: Sep 2019
Unit type: Campervan
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7.75
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Stayed here twice, once everyone leaves Stonehenge, it becomes a lovely quite road, no amenities, on a plus, it's free...
The view of the stones is very good depending on where on the road you park.
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Review by: Kelven
Visit date: Aug 2019
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.75
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No right turn into the Drove so go round the roundabout and back on yourself and its on the left . Found it in the dark after missing it the first time around.
There were quite a few vans there but the Drove is very long and I found a fairly level spot.
Woke up and looked out the window and I could have thrown a tennis ball at Stonehenge , i was literally that close. Unbelievable. Met some cracking characters on the Drove aswell.
Will definately stop again.
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Review by: AnnDrew
Visit date: Aug 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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9.75
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Stayed here Friday 9 August 2019, location is open with no barriers as previously reported - now all clear.
Fantastic place to spend a night. Keep it clean and be nice and it should remain accessible.
Quiet at night. It is a sharp left turn from the A303 - keep eyes open for road entry point.
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Review by: madmitch
Visit date: Aug 2019
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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10
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No trouble finding somewhere to park up for the night There were at least 8 other motorhomes and campervans staying overnight. No concrete blocks etc. Lot of dog walkers but itherwise great stop over
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Review by: SteveFitz
Visit date: Jul 2019
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.75
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Took a drive to Stonehenge and tried the Drove. Yes it is open and when I went (July 2019) there were only two other vans there. Probably about a dozen by the next morning. The access is easy and the byway has been gravelled but a few lumps and bumps. Completely free (obviously no services) and you can use a public path to see the stones without the exorbitant fee. Took some great photos at sunset and sunrise. Magical
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Review by: jeremiahmonrovian
Visit date: Jul 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.75
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Stayed 29 July 2019. Top end of the drove would appear to be for campers passing through. Bottom end of the drove past entry to Stonehenge would appear to be where the long stay travelers congregate. All of whom were very friendly.
Suitable for all sizes of motor home, caravan and tents.
Lots of dog walks from the drove and of course spectacular views all around.
There is a walk past the Henge which gets you very close to the stones without making paymemt.
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Review by: alexb64
Visit date: Jul 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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10
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July 2019 THE ROAD IS OPEN. Apparently it was closed last year for re-gravelling, and it closes for the summer solstice, but we are parked there right now, 18th July 2019, and so are about 8 other vans.
The most popular area is just north of Stonehenge, where the road has a flattish section.
Access is quite good from Larkhill to the north.
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Review by: marloweandhendley
Visit date: May 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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8.25
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fantastic spot. about 10 band the night we were there
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Review by: franklast
Visit date: May 2019
Unit type: Campervan
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8.25
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Here at the moment, lovely and peaceful.
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Review by: bongonaut
Visit date: May 2019
Unit type: Campervan
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10
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Unique location for an overnight stop! The Drove looks to have been recently resurfaced with gravel and sand - suprisingly level and wide enough for parking on either side.

The most level areas seem to be on the section at the start of the Drove which also have the best / closest view of Stonehenge.

English Heritage allow general viewing of the stones for free - walk down the track to where paid visitors are dropped off by bus - you will be directed by security on a seperate track where you get within 20m of the stones (and even closer to the Heel Stone) with a great view. If you want to get even closer, you’ll need to walk to the visitor center to buy a ticket - about 20mins away.
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Review by: leentv
Visit date: Apr 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.75
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Open again stayed April 2019
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Review by: rigsy30
Visit date: Jan 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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9.75
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This site is still open. The metal gate was open when we were there (4th Jan) and there were quite a few vans coming and going. Great spot for sunrise over the stones. Quite eerie with hundreds of crows flying around the site at sunrise and sunset. As you walk down towards the entrance there is a path to the left which you can walk past one side of the stones without paying.
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Review by: Perryley
Visit date: Aug 2018
Unit type: American RV
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7.5
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Hutted- this is definitely closed now. Gates and chains. So sad.
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Review by: 123davidsharp
Visit date: Jul 2018
Unit type: Campervan
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1
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Tried this today but found concrete blocks across the track and at several other possible sites in
the area. July 2018.
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Review by: tawithsuzyq
Visit date: Oct 2017
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.75
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We managed to navigate the potholes and find a spot on high ground quite close to Stonehenge. We saw a beautiful sunset and hopefully we will get a beautiful sunrise too.
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Review by: louey1
Visit date: Aug 2017
Unit type: Campervan
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8
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Only ever accessed from A303 - do this going East bound only. Bumpy track but lots of space. Fantastic views of Stonehenge and a good walk into Amesbury (Wetherspoons, Aldi, Post Office and other pubs/shops/bakery).
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Review by: zombietruck
Visit date: Aug 2017
Unit type: Large Motorhome over 8m
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7.75
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brilliant site for wild camp. Access road is gravel/tarmac but firm and you can park either side of the road for the majority of the lane.
I have a 7.5ton motorhome and there were others in caravans and a couple of tents to but i met witha few other campers and we enjoyed a BBQ and a fire pit.
Very peacefull
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Review by: elainejim
Visit date: Jun 2017
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7
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arrived quite late in total darkness and pouring rain, so just settled in for night..what a view to wake up to..road quite uneven and full of potholes but if you look you can find a flatish space..dont put stonehenge into sat nav use this postcode.
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Review by: johnmandi
Visit date: May 2017
Unit type: Campervan
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8
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Good night sleep we had and a nice place to stay nice views
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Review by: kwalshe
Visit date: May 2017
Unit type: Campervan
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7.5
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Parked up in The Drove for a night and loved it!! Am still very new to wild camping so felt a bit nervous driving into the area as I didn't know how we'd be received but needn't have have as everyone we met was very welcoming. We parked quite far down the Drove (which was an experience in itself due to the potholes) and had stunning views of Stonehenge and surrounding areas. We chose to walk through the field to get a close up view rather than pay the £20 each to get in.
After stretching our legs for a while, we settled down by the log burner, ate dinner and chilled out with a cpl of ciders. As it got later, the number of people wandering past dwindled and we sat and watched the mist roll in across the fields - very spooky but an amazing sight to see.
Lazy start the next day, and once we were sure we hadn't left any mess we headed off about 11am but will definitely be back again soon!
Couldn't really rate the facilities as the only ones around would be in the visitor centre, although the guy selling strawberries was great!!
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Review by: carolian58
Visit date: May 2017
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.5
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Views of Stonehenge . As mentioned gravel road lots of large pot-holes . But several level spaces ,4 others campers there on our visit. Can walk in field next to stones but to get up close need to pay£20!! Apparently council come round in the morning to move people on but as we left at 6am cannot confirm this. Very busy with cars stopping to look/walk but calms down after sunset. When you exit slip road ( the closer you get the worse the pot-holes get) straight on to A303 which is busy as traffic builds ....this is a very busy and congested area as several points where two lanes merge to one. Petrol station and Nice pub The Bell Inn (heading east) good food good prices nice staff and big car park to pull into to refresh before your stop over.
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Review by: vanmorris
Visit date: Jan 2017
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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5.75
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An excellent spot for visiting Stonehenge BUT The Drove is an unmade road (a by-way) with vehicular right of way and, as such, it can be very muddy and there can be big potholes. I strongly advise approaching from the north as access from the south (A303) can be tricky because of fast traffic and - when I was there - the biggest potholes are at the south end.
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Review by: samwillis17
Visit date: Aug 2016
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.5
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Free parking on drove road overlooking the stones. No facilities but great views and quiet at night once the day visitors have gone home. You can walk up to the fence and see the stones for free or go to the visitor centre and pay for the bus ride and entry.
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