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London to Stonehenge: One Day Trips from London by Car

Did you know with an affordable car rental in London, England you can travel to the historic Stonehenge monument from the city in just one day? Driving around England is a great way to see the country and explore the rural landscape of the UK, and it’s small enough for exciting day trips. Here’s how to get from London to Stonehenge with a few must-see pit stops along the way to round out your journey…

London to Stonehenge: The Route

Day Trips from London by Car

Driving time: Approx. 2 hours and 40 minutes

The best place to start would be to pick up a rental car at Heathrow Airport. Heathrow is an ideal location to start your one day trip from London by car, as it’s just west of London and on the perimeter, and you won’t need to pay any congestion charges or extortionate parking rates here.

There are a number of routes you can take to get to Stonehenge from London, but to fit in the most incredible sights we recommend heading out of the airport and onto the M25 northbound. Next, take the exit for the M4 westbound, and just 20 minutes into your journey you will come across the majestic Windsor Castle (via the B470).

London to Stonehenge Windsor Castle

The 11th Century Castle, which was built by William the Conqueror, is associated with the British Royal Family, as it is to this day one of their homes, and is the largest inhabited castle in the world. You can tour the castle for an admission fee of about £20 per adult and experience the lovely small town of Windsor, which is also home to the famous Eton College.

For your next stop, drive for just under 50 minutes until you reach the A4/Bath Rd. then follow this road towards The Living Rainforest – a charity and exhibition Stonehenge from London Rainforestthat is home to 700 species of plants and animals inside an accurately constructed rainforest, which is sheltered by glasshouses. Great for both children and adults, the rainforest explores regions, foods, and biodiversity, and has free parking.

After your educational visit, drive for 20 minutes onto the small village of Donnington, a region famous for its motor-racing track at Donington Park, the village is actually home to Donnington Castle – a medieval castle steeped in bloody history and also has a gothic mansion, a priory and grove.

How to Get to Stonehenge from London by CarJust after Donnington you come to the town of Newbury where you’ll find the stunning Highclere Castle – the set for the hit TV series Downton Abbey. You can take a “Downton Tour” but make sure you book well in advance if you would like to do this, and be aware that the tour only runs for limited weeks of the year.

From Donnington Castle drive about one hour onto the city of Salisbury, take the A34 south, then the A30 westbound until you reach the city. The setting for Thomas Hardy novels, Salisbury has a glorious cathedral that is a must visit, and the city also has a wealth of British aristocratic homes and buildings, including Wilton House.

From Salisbury, Stonehenge is just a 20 minute drive north on the A360.

Stonehenge from London

The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge is the most complex and mysterious Bronze Age and Neolithic site in England. The stones are set in a circle, and no one knows exactly how or why it was built. There have been a number of theories, such as a ceremonial route for death, however, the mystery continues about this beguiling ring of large stones. The more than 5,000-year-old stone formation is definitely one for the bucket list and well worth taking a scenic drive to on a day trip from London by car!

Route map to Stonehenge from London

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London to Stonehenge by car can be a breeze when you reserve your cheap car hire at Heathrow with Kemwel. See the English countryside at your own pace and you’ll find a new level of relaxation that can’t be achieved on public transportation!

Day Trips from Barcelona to France: Barcelona to Toulouse by Car

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Start your journey in Spain’s architectural paradise with an affordable car rental in Barcelona. The Spanish city may not be the country’s capital city, but it is one of the most important cultural centers of Europe. From visiting Gaudi’s magnificent La Sagrada Familia cathedral to dining out on some delicious Catalan cuisine, the city is ideal for long term travelers looking for history, art and culture.

Once you have explored the exciting streets of Barcelona to your heart’s content, it’s time to hit to road. Rent a car and take to the beautiful countryside of Spain by driving from Barcelona to Toulouse by car. It’s easy to cross the border here, and Toulouse in France is one of the perfect destinations for a day trip from Barcelona to France. Here’s where you should consider stopping along the way to make your trip even more exciting:

Olot, Spain

Day Trips from Barcelona to France: Olot Spain

The charming town of Olot is located in Spain’s Baixa Garrotxa region. Surrounded by epic volcanic landscape for miles, the rural region is perfect for walking and exploring the craters and dormant volcano. The town itself has a delightful center, with some impressive mansions and colorful homes. Known for its cotton industry for many years, Olot is today more of a tourist destination and its interesting cotton history can be traced back at the 18th century Museu Comarcal de la Garrotxa.

Vall de Nuria, Spain

Vall de Nuria Spain

The stunning ski resort, reservoir, and sanctuary at Vall de Nuria is a once-in-a-lifetime pit stop in a breathtaking valley. While it may be a little difficult to reach by car, there are areas around the Pyrenees that are accessible and awesomely impressive. Try your hand at skiing the slopes, hiking, rowing and horseback riding through the region to really experience what this cross-country border valley is all about it.

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella

The capital of Andorra, a tiny county between Spain and France, Andorra la Vella is located in the Pyrenees in a mesmerizing valley. The city is known for its tax-free shops, which attract millions of tourists every year. The city is also a great place to access the incredible nature of the Pyrenees and indulge in outdoor adventures, including hiking, skiing and horseback riding.

Soreze, France

Soreze France

The pretty village of Soreze still revolves around its Benedictine monastery, from which the village grew. Thanks to this impressive structure, the village earned a reputation as a great knowledge center of France. Children were educated in the abbey-school, which you can still visit today and tells the story of the village’s intellectual history. The abbey also features an interesting museum.

Toulouse, France

Toulouse, France

Known as the “pink city” for its buildings’ pinkish hue during the late afternoon and early morning, the city of Toulouse offers a sunny almost-Spanish climate in the south of France, with a laid back Mediterranean vibe and plenty of cafes for relaxing. Explore the city’s impressive historic sites, including the 13th-century convent, the Place du Capitole, and sampling the city’s divine fare of cassoulet and tasty traditional violet candies.

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7 Best Scandinavian Cities to Visit in Europe

7 Best Scandinavian Cities to Visit in Europe

Scandinavia is a historic and cultural region of Europe, with so much to see and do. Its long and intriguing history mostly manifests itself in the Scandinavian cities, which not only harbor the history, architecture, and culture of the region’s incredible past but are also impressive gateways to Scandinavia’s famous landscape, which is known across the world for its breathtaking fjords, forests and wilderness, not to mention its proximity to the Arctic with the spectacular Northern Lights.

From cities that provide skiing holidays as well as cultural museums, to cities that are made up of islands and surrounded by crisp water and ancient castles, Scandinavia is a magical, marvelous destination for any visitor and these cities are the place to start.



Sweden’s capital city is one of the most beautiful cities in Scandinavia. With its incredible land mass made up of 14 little islands, the city includes a pretty old town, known as Gamla Stan and plenty of impressive museums to tell you more about the city and its interesting history. The city is also very picturesque with a number of green spaces and medieval alleyways to explore, and is surrounded by calming water – a unique position for the region and more than enough to keep you wanting more.



Another capital city, Copenhagen is Denmark’s pride and joy. Not only is Copenhagen a pretty city located on the islands of Zeeland and Amager, but it’s also an extremely environmentally friendly city. Discover its historic architecture, museums and art galleries that make the city a cultural paradise. And if it’s cityscape you are after, Copenhagen has it all with stunning canals and inviting neighborhoods that offer an insight into the charming population. You can also visit the stunning Tivoli amusement park and the city’s very own beaches, which are renowned for being clean and beautiful.



Oslo may be the capital of Norway but it still manages to retain its roots. Known for being a local city with local activities, Oslo mixes the modernity of huge glass skyscrapers with the old houses and buildings of its past, as well as with the vast and magnificent Norwegian landscape. Located on the water and close to the wild islands and mountains of Norway, the city is not only known for its cultural assets but also for its action-packed adventures, including kayaking, hiking, and sailing, which are easy to do from the city.



Bergen might be known for being one of the rainiest cities in Europe, but you can forgive a little bit of water when you see the stunning landscape that surrounds it. Located opposite the Byfjorden fjord, the city evokes a feeling of nature from its very center. Famed for the pretty wooden houses that line its waterfront, Bergen is not only one of the prettiest cities in Norway, it’s also one of the largest, with a bustling population and an easy link with Oslo.



As the second largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg has all of the history and the architecture of its larger neighbors, and plenty of Scandinavian landscape for visitors to be amazed by. The city is located in the heart of the breathtaking landscape of West Sweden, while the interior of the city is filled with quaint old streets, botanical gardens and nature reserves. Take a boat to explore the nearby islands and the picture-perfect cobbled streets of historic Haga.



The centuries-old city of Malmo is a quaint spot with beautiful houses and colorful buildings. The former capital of Sweden, Malmo is the perfect city for just walking around and embracing city life. Explore the pretty gardens, coffee shops and attractive old squares as you wander around the city which sometimes doesn’t feel much like a city at all.



The traditional town and surrounding region of Alesund is surrounded by mountains and landscape that is perfect for skiing and hiking, while the city itself is a Scandinavian mecca for art nouveau architecture. Wherever you are in the city you can enjoy and embrace the spectacular landscape that sits around it, in fact the city is a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage in the Geirangerfjord, as well as the bird sanctuary island of Runde and the summits at the Hjorundfhord and the Sunnmorsalpene.

See More of Scandinavia with a Rental Car from Kemwel

If you’ve been planning a trip to Scandinavia, consider visiting one, or all, of the incredible cities listed above with an affordable car rental in Sweden. Set out and explore on any number of day trips and road trips, discovering all of the regions majestic landscapes and attractions! Kemwel offers a number of exclusive travel deals on more than just rental cars; check out our great rates on airfare, comfortable hotels, and more.

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