At Quingo, we understand that accessibility is vitally important, which is why we encourage Quingo scooter users to visit ‘scooter’ friendly locations. We also want to hear about other locations or attractions that you’ve visited that offer a good mobility scooter experience.
In the first of a series of articles about taking your Quingo to various English Heritage sites, the Quingo team would like to cover what you should consider when visiting one of the most famous prehistoric monuments on the planet today – Stonehenge.
What should I know about Stonehenge?
Stonehenge is described by English Heritage as being “perhaps the most famous prehistoric monument in the world.”
The unique stone circle was erected around in the late Neolithic era – around 2500 BC. Stonehenge remained a site of importance well into the early Bronze Age, when several burial mounds were built nearby.
Stonehenge and accessibility
English Heritage recognises that everyone should be able to enjoy easy and inclusive access to the historic environment.
Entrance to Stonehenge is managed through timed tickets and advance booking is required. The only way to guarantee entry on the day at the time you want is to pre-book.
Whilst this information is available on the English Heritage website, here are the key points surrounding the site’s accessibility:
- Disabled parking: There are 22 disabled parking bays available.
- Seating and bench points: Benches are available in the visitor centre and in the car and coach park. There is also limited seating around the stone circle itself.
- Stairs: There are no stairs or lift access at Stonehenge.
- Onsite transport: Visitor Shuttle service operates frequently from outside the shop. No need to pre-book. Class 2 scooters can be transported on the shuttle bus.
- Wheelchair access: The main areas in and around the car parks, the visitor centre and the stone circle are all accessible.
The site is mobility scooter-friendly and mobility scooter users visit frequently. If you have any further questions about taking your Quingo to Stonehenge you can ring English Heritage on 0370 333 1181 or visit the English Heritage website.
Have you been to Stonehenge or other English Heritage sites?
The Quingo team always love to hear about any exciting places our users have been on their Quingo. If you want to share your English Heritage stories and photos please send them to [email protected] and we can post them on our blog.