England – South West England
The Stonehenge is located in the English county of Wiltshire in South West England region of England. Stonehenge is one of the most important pre historic monuments of the country built in the middle of the dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in UK. The Stonehenge is a circular ring of stones standing within earthworks. The biggest of its stones, known as sarsens measure up to 9 metres in height and weighs over 25 tons on average. Until today, the reason for the construction of the Stonehenge remains a mystery with most suggestions of it being used as an ancient astronomy calender or a site of religious worship. Scientists and archaelogists believes that the Stonehenge was built as a monument for the dead but everything remains a mystery till today.
Overview of the Stonehenge
Viewing from the side
Image attribution to merijj @ Flickr
The Stonehenge construction was completed as early as 3100 BC but there were several stages of modifications and shifting over the years and the current Stonehenge we see today was believed to be completed in 1500 BC. The Stonehenge and its surroundings was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 and is also protected as a national legacy of the country.
Inside the circle of the Stonehenge
Sunset view of the Stonehenge
Image attribution to Jeffrey Pfau @ Wiki
Getting there :
THe nearest international airport to Stonehenge is the London Heathrow Airport (LHR) which is ard 120 km away from the attraction. The nearest airport from a domestic flight would be to land at the Bournemouth Airport (BOH)