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Stonehenge in Wiltshire

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Category
Landmarks & Historic Sites
Address
2 Miles West of Amesbury
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 7DE
Opening times
1 Apr-31 May: 9.30am-6pm
1 Jun-31 Aug: 9am-7pm
1 Sep-15 Oct: 9.30am-6pm
16 Oct-15 Mar: 9.30am-4pm
16-31 Mar: 9.30am-6pm
26 Dec & 1 Jan: 10am-4pm
Ticket prices
Adult: £6.60
Children: £3.30 (5-15yrs)
Concession: £5.60
English Heritage Members: Free
Family Ticket: £16.50
Stonehenge
One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones and sits at the centre of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.
Archaeologists had believed that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC however one recent theory has suggested that the first stones were not erected until 2400-2200 BC, whilst another suggests that bluestones may have been erected at the site as early as 3000 BC.

The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury henge monument, and it is also a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument.

New archaeological evidence found by the Stonehenge Riverside Project indicates that Stonehenge served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. The dating of cremated remains found on the site shows that burials took place there as early as 3000 BC, when the initial ditch and bank were first dug. Burials continued at Stonehenge for at least another 500 years.
    • Charlotte Goddard
    • Visted recently when snow was here in UK and it looked great - even better than when you normally see it.
      would go again definitely.
    • 5 stars Charlotte Goddard
    • Matt
    • I've been to stonehenge twice, and driven past many times, yet every single time it still manages to take my breath away. I stand in awe at how a primitive civilisation had the organisational, economical, and industrial skills to pull something so ambitious off.

      It's frustrating that you're kept so far back from the stones themselves but I suppose you need to preserve them. If it's really important that you touch them I think the summer solistice is one of the times where it's acceptable.
    • 5 stars Matt