Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury in the County of Wiltshire.  Archeologists believe construction took place 3000BC to 2000BC.



A World Heritage site, Stonehenge consist of a ring of stone, many of which are 13ft high, 6ft 11in wide and weighing between 20 tons and 30 tons each.  The stones are located within an area of substantial neolithic and Bronze Age monuments including several hundred burial mounds.

It is now believed that the bluestones used to construct the henge came from the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, which means that  that the bluestones traveled approximately 160 miles from the quarry to the site.

As a small boy I visited Stonehenge on many occasions and was allowed to play around the stones.  Now unfortunately this is not possible to do this as managers of the site, English Heritage, keep visitors well away from the stones.  They also charge around £19.00 per adult to visit the site.


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