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About Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the UK's leading attractions. Stonehenge tours are very popular with both UK and Worldwide visitors. Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire near Salisbury and Stonehenge has become a World Heritage Site.

The History of Stonehenge

Stonehenge is the UK’s most famous Druid remnant and possibly in the world, Stonehenge offers visitors the opportunity to explore an ancient culture and fascinating history.

 

Stonehenge was built in at least 5 stages that occurred within a 2000 year span starting between 3,000 and 1,500 BC.  The stages can be determined by examining the earlier stone holes below the later stone holes and by exploring ditches dug into previously built side banks of the site.

Visiting Stonehenge & Stonehenge Tours

Stonehenge in Salisbury has been the subject of much archaeological and scientific investigations and research. As one of England’s most visited tourist attractions and one of the worlds most mysterious historic sites visiting Stonehenge has never been so popular. Stonehenge tickets and tours are in great demand, the famous tourist attraction has also now developed visitor facilities to make your visit to Stonehenge more enjoyable than ever.

Stonehenge facts

With mystery and speculation about Stonehenge’s history you might be surprised to hear that we have discovered many important facts about the English Heritage operated tourist attraction. Such as, Stonehenge began as a Neolithic monument

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Stonehenge has a ring of 56 pits that are now known as Aubrey holes, named after antiquarian John Aubrey.

Summer Solstice Stonehenge, a magical experience, a once in a lifetime experience

The summer Solstice only happens once a year and during June each year opening times may be altered due to the Stonehenge Summer Solstice events. Open access is available during the event subject to a code of conduct agreement and prior group arrangements.

Stonehenge tours and tickets are available at selected times of the year and admission is only available with official Stonehenge tour tickets. The last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing.

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While advance booking not usually necessary for small tourist groups, advanced booking of Stonehenge Tours is required for educational groups and larger group bookings. If you wish to visit the centre of the circle please note that advance bookings are required.

English Heritage agreed to facilitate a major excavation of Stonehenge following the granting of Scheduled Monument Consent. Work started on the 31st March 2008 to investigate the significant Bluestones, these are the smaller stones that make up part of the famous prehistoric monument.

Recently archaeologists and historians have implied that the monument previously provided an observatory for ancient Sun worshipers. Cults such as the Beaker Folk are believed to have been sun worshipers, they may have aligned Stonehenge with certain important sun events.

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