Fancy visiting Stonehenge? Here’s how to travel to Britain’s striking landmark… and the history behind it; Josie Griffiths; The Sun

UK – Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

The striking British landmark was built in three stages – and some parts of it are 5,000 years old.

STONEHENGE is a prehistoric monument and one of Britain’s most recognisable landmarks.

But where are the famous standing stones and more importantly who put them there? Here’s what we know…

What is Stonehenge?

Instantly recognisable from the surrounding roads, Stonehenge is made up of a ring of standing stones – each of which are around 13ft (4.1 metres) high, 6ft 11in (2.1m) wide and weigh 25 tons.

The stones are set within a group of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments, as well as several hundred burial mounds.

Stonehenge was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986, and is one of the most Instagrammed tourist attractions in Britain.

In 1915, wealthy Shrewton resident Sir Cecil Chubb became Stonehenge’s last private owner when he bought the site for £6,600.

 

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