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Stonehenge is a Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument located near Amesbury in the English county of Wiltshire, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. It is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones and is one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world. ~ HOME

Across the British Isles can be found prehistoric remains which date from the period 3,000 BC to 1,500 BC, and take the form of a number of stones standing in a circle. The reason for their construction, and the role they played in the society of the time are now unknown. The most famous stone circle is Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, but in all there are almost 1,000 other stone circles.

AROUND 300 pagan worshippers braved freezing temperatures to celebrate the winter solstice at Stonehenge, but turned up on the wrong day.

More than nine hundred stone rings exist in the British Isles. Of these, Stonehenge is the most well known.

Many early historians were influenced by supernatural folktales in their explanations. Some legends held that Merlin the wizard had a giant build the structure for him or that he had magically transported it from Mount Killaraus in Ireland, while others held the Devil responsible. Henry of Huntingdon was the first to write of the monument around 1130 soon followed by Geoffrey of Monmouth who was the first to record fanciful associations with King Arthur which led the monument to be incorporated into the wider cycle of European medieval romance.
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Archaeometry and Stonehenge
English Heritage provide a summary of the results of radiocarbon dating.

Jane Tomlinson's Stonehenge and Avebury paintings
A collection of paintings of Stonehenge, Avebury and the Rollright stones by British artist Jane Tomlinson.

Save Stonehenge!
A campaign against upgrading the A303 road through the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, Wiltshire, England.

Secrets of Stonehenge
Bart Jordan explains connections between the 28 night lunar/menstrual cycles and 56 holes at Stonehenge.

Photographs of the monument by visitor Ron Spohn, part of Cyberranch.

Stonehenge by Night
Andy Burnham provides images of Stonehenge and details of stone circles and other prehistoric monuments threatened with development, and what you can do to help.

Stonehenge News
Stonehenge News is a resource for the history and current events surrounding the site.
What is Stonehenge?
Who built the Stonehenge megalith and why, has yet to be solved. Was it Merlin, the Druids, extraterrestrials? Is Stonehenge a doorway into the future?

Stonehenge free festival website - click here
he prehistoric monument at Stonehenge has long held a fascination for the mystically inclined- and so it was only natural that those within the counterculture who believed that the ancients situated their sites at places containing special powers would want to hold a festival there.

The Stonehenge Tour Company

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English Heritage provides Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice and works closely with the many agencies, and people from all sectors of the community, in order to create a peaceful occasion - ensuring an event that can be safely enjoyed by all and protects Stonehenge and its surrounding Monuments. Further details on the entry conditions are available from English Heritage. Each year on the 21 June visitors from around the world gather at Stonehenge overnight to mark the summer solstice and to see the sunrise above the stones. At dawn the central Altar stone aligns with the Slaughter stone, Heel stone and the rising sun to the northeast. Stonehenge is definitely one of England's greatest icons. Its original purpose is still somewhat unclear, but some have speculated that it was a temple made for worship of ancient earth deities. It has also been called an astronomical observatory for marking significant events on the ancient prehistoric calendar. Others claim that it was a sacred site created by Merlin and King Arthur for the burial of high-ranking citizens from societies of long ago. Falling on June 21st or 22nd, the Summer Solstice is a time of light and of fire. It is a time to reflect upon the growth of the season: the seeds that were planted in the earth and the seeds planted in our souls. It is a time of cleansing and renewal. It is a time of love and growth as well.


Stonehenge. Mystery surrounds this 5,000 year old monument in the centre of the World Heritage Site. Visit this prehistoric South West site and decide for yourself whether Stonehenge was a place of sun worship, a healing sanctuary, a sacred burial site, or something different altogether!