STONEHENGE has been rated as one of the UK’s best tourist attractions by customers of Irish bus tour operator, CIE Tours International.

The award acknowledges customer satisfaction of 90 per cent or over, based on feedback from those visiting the ancient stones.

Peter Carson, head of Stonehenge for English Heritage, said: “We are so thrilled to have received this award given our current limited facilities, and therefore it is a real pat on the back for the high standards of service offered by our team to our customers.

“With the completion of our new visitor facilities just a few months away we will be able to offer an even better welcome in the future.”