"Visit Stonehenge" Stonehenge Things to Do Tip by JulesH
Stonehenge Things to Do: 75 reviews and 150 photos
In henge terms, this is probably the most famous. For this reason it is a little busy and touristy. This can mar the experience a little, but we chose to shun the audio tour which is included with the £7.50 entrance fee, and walked the opposite way round the stones to the other tourists. The henge itself is a little smaller than I expected close up, but it's still a big deal in these parts. Construction began on Stonehenge around 5000 years ago, so it is older than the Great Pyramid at Giza. There is considerable mystery surrounding the fact that the bluestones making up the second stage of circle construction are not local. Furthermore, no-one knows why the henge was actually constructed, although there are theories that it was related to the summer solstice as the sun shines between the heel stones at midsummer sunrise. Whatever you feel about the commercialisation of the site, you cannot deny the ambience is something special.
Address: Off A344, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE
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