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Bus trip to Stonehenge/Windsor

question re meals when on a 10 hour bus trip: when do you eat? do you prepare in advance to bring your lunch and snacks/beverages on the bus or are there places to get a quick bite close from street vendors that won't take too much time away from what you came to see?
Thank you in advance-ann

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Can you tell us what bus trip you're looking at, and from where?

Posted by
3034 posts

Stonehenge was the highlight of our recent trip to England. We always take snacks and sandwiches so meals are a non-issue. Then again we are health nuts so street vendors aren't our thing, but yes there is always something available in that regard.

Be careful when bringing alcohol as that can make the urge to "go" more intense, and a bathroom is not always convenient. And avoid drinking a lot of tea or coffee beforehand.

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I assume that you are talking about one of the tour companies that run various half day or full day tours from London? Each company does something different I'm sure, so it's best to check their website and maybe send an email if it's not clear. Some will give you free time in a town like Salisbury where you can get what you want and others have specific restaurants that they will take you to. If it's 10 hours then I'm sure that won't let you go hungry.

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27414 posts

Bus tours don't usually provide much time at each stop; that's why I avoid them when public transportation is an option. I get annoyed when I don't have enough time to see what I'm interested in. But I wouldn't like to go through a full day without lunch. I would highly recommend packing snacks that will get you through the day if you don't happen to run into a place where you can grab a pre-made sandwich, yogurt, nuts, etc. quickly during the tour.

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2063 posts

I'm with acraven here and would always go prepared with something to eat, otherwise you may spend all of your time at a stop trying to find something to eat rather than actually having chance to see something of the place you are visiting.

Posted by
8635 posts

I am trying to remember if the museum gift shop at Stonehenge had a coffee bar or anything. I didnt see vendors or anything else food-wise around there.

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3821 posts

Stan, the museum/gift shop building at Stonehenge has a cafe selling salads, sandwiches, coffee, tea, and desserts. We had a Cornish pasty for lunch there.

There's also a drink vending machine for those who want a can of Coke or Pepsi.

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our bus trip is from london to stonehenge and windsor castle, sounds like bring drinks, snacks and a sandwich and see what is along the way. we will also try to email the bus company. thank you everyone!

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ahoov, you would be able to have lunch at the cafe at Stonehenge.