About Stonehenge


Did you know...

  • Stonehenge was constructed in three phases.
  • It has been estimated that the three phases of the construction required more than thirty million hours of labour.
  • Speculation on the reason it was built range from human sacrifice to astronomy.

Quick guide

Age estimated at 3100 BC
Location Wiltshire, UK
OS Reference
SU 122 422
Type of stone Bluestone, Sarsen, Welsh Sandstone
Worship Lunar, Solar
Access English Heritage - there is a charge to visit the stones
Extra notes Except on special or arranged occasions, visitors are unable to walk amongst the stones


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About Avebury

Stonehenge is not the only ancient site in this area.
Only 25 miles north of Stonehenge is the Avebury complex, argued to be the most impressive of all remaining prehistoric earthworks in Europe


Quick guide

Age estimated at 2400 BC
Location Wiltshire, UK
OS Reference SU 103 700
Type of stone Sarsen, local
Worship unknown, strongly Mother Goddess.
Access Public access, no charges.
Extra notes Ample parking, frequent buses and no admission to this magnificent henge, make it a must see.
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