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Looking towards the long Mynd from near Aston on Clun.
In Winter's Shadow
Newark Castle

Pictures of Stonehenge

a National Trust Attraction in the town of Amesbury, in the county of Wiltshire

About Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world and one of England's most iconic landmarks, consisting of a ring of large standing stones that reach 13 feet high and weigh in at around 25 tonnes.
It is believed to have been constructed between 3000 BC and 2000 BC, with the surrounding circular eathworks dating back to around 3100 BC. Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, managed by English Heritage and owned by the Crown.
Its purpose has been the topic of much debate, with theories ranging from a druid temple, to that of a solar calendar for ancient astronomers, but strong evidence now suggests that it was used as some sort of burial site and ceremonial complex, after hundreds of human bones were discovered at the site.

Recommended towns & villages near Stonehenge

The Ackling Dyke; A Roman road from Salisbury in Wiltshire to Dorchester in Dorset.

Salisbury (272 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Wiltshire

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction S)

The soaring grace of Salisbury Cathedral's slender spire rises majestically over the town. Higher than any other in the land, at 404 feet, the spire can be seen against the.....

Breamore House, Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Breamore (20 Pictures)

in the county of Hampshire

(15.2 miles, 24.5 km, direction S)

Breamore is one of those beautiful New Forest villages which is populated almost entirely by houses of the Tudor period...

Avebury, Wiltshire

Avebury (171 Pictures)

in the county of Wiltshire

(17.3 miles, 27.8 km, direction N)

The village of Avebury is world famous for its spectacular stone circle, which some consider more spectacular than Stonehenge. The pretty village also has a 15th century church,.....

Marlborough--Savernake Forest, Wiltshire.

Marlborough (11 Pictures)

in the county of Wiltshire

(17.3 miles, 27.9 km, direction N)

Dramatic chalk downs extend from Berkshire into rural Wiltshire, they are particularly rich in pre-historic remains and shelter a wealth of charming market towns and pretty.....

Old Toll House (18th century)

Trowbridge (148 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Wiltshire

(18.7 miles, 30.1 km, direction NW)

Trowbridge is a historic town crammed with attractive stone buildings. It originated as a settlement along the Biss and flourished from the wool and weaving trades and from these periods there remain many magnificent merchant houses...

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Recommended attractions near Stonehenge

Wilton House, Salisbury

Wilton House (19 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.8 km, direction S)

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Mompesson House, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Mompesson House (2 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction S)

Elegant and spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close...

A picture of Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral (221 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction S)

Salisbury Cathedral's graceful spire rises to an elegant 404 feet, it is the tallest cathedral spire in England, and can be seen.....

Fovant Badges, Wiltshire.  - Taken from the air in July 2006

Fovant Badges (6 Pictures)

(10.6 miles, 17.1 km, direction SW)

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Ludgershall Castle, Wiltshire

Ludgershall Castle (10 Pictures)

(11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction NE)

Romantic, ruined motte and bailey castle, with building works in stone. Parts of the castle date to the 12th-century, it was.....


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