There’s nowhere quite like Stonehenge, and it’s the world’s most famous and mysterious prehistoric monument. The stone circle dates all the way back to the Neolithic period around 2500 BC, and it all started as an unassuming earthwork enclosure. Surrounded by burial mounds, we know that the site was important into the early Bronze Age, and today it comprises the centre of a World Heritage Site.
The site isn’t only beautiful, but it’s also hugely significant. It’s the world’s most sophisticated stone circle of its kind and its answered all kinds of questions about the rituals and practices of the Neolithic and Bronze Age.
It’s easy to stand at Stonehenge and look at it as one site, but bear in mind that it actually forms just one part of a whole landscape of ancient monuments, and they were created using intelligent techniques that have withstood thousands of years.
For many, the site still has importance as more than a historical landmark, and hundreds gather to celebrate the Winter Solstice beneath the stones, and it’s widely held that the monument was created in accordance with the sun’s movements. Attracting thousands of visitors every year, Stonehenge continues to humble and awe those who stand before it, and it’s one of the world’s most powerful symbols of ancient triumph.