Photo: Heinz-Josef Lücking

Stonehenge. The very name inspires questions and wonder. What was Stonehenge? An astronomical observatory? A religious site or place of healing? A burial ground? Or is it just a bunch of really big rocks?

In use for nearly 2,000 years, this is one of the most hotly debated monuments in the world. You must visit this prehistoric monument to decide for yourself what it was! A circular compilation of massive standing stones are set in the earth. Stonehenge is centred in a compound of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments. Grippingly, the Stonehenge that we know only contains about half of the original structure – some stones have fallen and others have been moved to other places.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been hotly debated for centuries, if not millennia. Take the audio tour to explore the many mysteries that envelop Stonehenge. Voted “Britain’s Best Historic Site” and “UK’s top wonder,” Stonehenge is a must-see stop on any trip to England!

During your visit to Stonehenge, make sure to include a visit to the surrounding landscape to get a truly complete view of the secrets that lie here. Stop by Avebury, which is the largest stone circle in Europe. Explore the other prehistoric monuments at the site, including Bronze Age burial mounds and Durrington Walls. Imagine how thousands of people came together to create the magnificence of Stonehenge and learn how they lived.

 

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