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1. Posted by schoeneman (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

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Can anyone recommend reasonable hotels in the London area and near Stonehenge for February? My wife and I will be staying about a week and wouldn't mind staying somewhere we could hop a train into London for site-seeing during the day.

Thanks!

Steve

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 611 posts) 11y

Hi Steve,
You'll be travelling in Low season, so you should have a good choice.
Will you have a car to drive to Stonehenge?

Windsor is a good place to stay if you can find a hotel. Close (but not too close) to London for sightseeing, and a historic place in its own right. It's also west of London, so the right direction for Stonehenge, which is about 1.5-2 hrs further west by car.
There are lots of good hotels in Windsor, but they won't be too cheap.
There are many coach companies that run day-tours to Stonehenge, if that's your thing, but it will be a long time driving.

I used Basingstoke for a 1-night stopover for some of my customers last summer, and can recommend the Red Lion in the centre of town. Reasonable price, quite English, and good restaurants across the road.
Having said that, Basingstoke is an unremarkable place itself, but you can get the train into London Waterloo direct.

Personally, I think I would stay in Salisbury, further south west of London. It's a historic city with fabulous old buildings and Cathedral, and you can still get into London by direct train.
Stonehenge is also much nearer from here. Not sure of a specific hotel, but there are plenty to choose from.

3. Posted by schoeneman (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Thank you for the information. I found a couple of hotels in Salisbury and I will start there.

Would you think that this time of year, I could safely assume I could find another hotel somewhere else without reservations?

Thanks again,

Steve
:)

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I have also stayed in Salisbury and it is a good town to visit, and is handy to Stonehenge.

But while you go to Stonehenge, why not view some of the other historical sites that are close by. There is the town of Avebury, which is a very small town surrounded by mysterious stone circles. These are excellent to walk around whilst reading the history of the town.

Have a look at http://www.avebury-stones.co.uk/