Wings over Stonehenge - Stonehenge Airfield Walk

Stonehenge Airfield was a hugely important place during World War 1, training pilots to fly aircraft into battle. This walk around the Stonehenge landscape is led by expert guides who will explain all about this key site in aviation history.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This is a circular walk centred on the World War I airfield which existed on the very boundary of the Stonehenge Monument, between the years 1917 and 1921. Its purpose was to train the pilots and observers required to man the enormous RFC and RNAS Handley Page bombers of the time. Our expert guides will give an illustrated talk whilst walking on the history of this little known part of the Stonehenge landscape.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £8.00
  • Child £0.00
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Stonehenge Landscape

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

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  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

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The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Phone lines are open Mon to Fri 9am-5.30pm, plus Sat and Sun 9am-4pm.
Suitability
Accompanied older children welcome, free
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Parking is on Fargo Rd in Larkhill Army base. Proceed down Willoughby Rd from the Packway, turn left at Fargo Rd and park in the lay-by 300m on the right. Grid Reference SU 128436
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather and wear stout footwear. You are welcome to bring a snack and a drink to enjoy on the walk. The walk is around 3 miles long.
Accessibility
Access is by pedestrian and farm gates; the terrain is public roads, as well as grassland and trackways, uneven underfoot.
Other
Booking available by the Box office - see below

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 April 2018 10:00 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Catherine Broadbent
Email
catherine.broadbent@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01980 664780

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