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- United Kingdom
- 3000BC - 2001BC
- Winterbourne Stoke
- Winterbourne Stoke,
- Silbury Hill, Avebury Ring,
The Sanctuary (Avebury),
Stonehenge in Wiltshire is a world renowned, magnificent site consisting of standing (and lying) stones, some transported from South Wales.
The construction of Stonehenge took place between 3000 BC and 1600 BC and is considered to be one of the most impressive structures of its time, especially considering each stone weighs around four tonnes and that its founders had little by way of technological advances to assist them in moving the stones over the hundreds of miles that they travelled.
The purpose of Stonehenge has remained a mystery, despite extensive archaeological investigation.
Stonehenge is managed by English Heritage. Anybody wishing to access the stone circle of Stonehenge must arrange this in advance with English Heritage and these visits can only take place outside normal working hours. During normal operating hours, visitors walk around the circle on a set path and are given free audio guides explaining different aspects of Stonehenge.
In 2010, archaeologists discovered a second henge next to Stonehenge. Hailed as the most exciting find in half a century, this second henge was made up of a circle of pits – thought to have once contained timber posts - surrounded by a larger circular ditch.
Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Address: Stonehenge, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Phone: +44 (0)870 333 1181
Stonehenge is 2 miles West of Amesbury at the junction of the A303 and A344/A360 and 9.5 from Salisbury. The Stonehenge Tour Bus travels to the site from Salisbury rail and bus stations.
Stonehenge is open daily, 9:30am-6pm (Apr, May and Sept-mid Oct), 9am-7pm (Jun-Aug), 9:30am-4pm (mid Oct-mid Mar) and 10am-4pm (26 Dec-1 Jan). Closed 24-25 Dec. Entry costs £6.60 for adults, £3.30 for ages 5-15 and free for under 5s and English Heritage members. Further discounts available.
There are several facilities includes a café, parking and a shop. There are also facilities for the visually and hearing impaired as well as disabled access and parking.
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