Mystery surrounds this 5,000 year old World Heritage Site. As old as the pyramids in Egypt, was Stonehenge designed as a place of sun worship, or as part of a huge astronomical calendar? Each monument was a circular structure, aligned with the rising sun at the solstice.
Erected between 3,000 BC and 1,600 BC, the stones were carried hundreds of miles over land and sea, while antlers and bones were used to dig the pits that hold the stones. An awe-inspiring family visit, Stonehenge is a powerful reminder of the once-great Stone and Bronze Ages.
16 Mar-31 May 9.30am-6pm Daily
1 Jun-31 Aug 9am-7pm Mon, Daily
1 Sep-15 Oct 9.30am-6pm Daily
16 Oct-15 Mar 9.30am-4pm Daily
26 Dec & 1 Jan 10am-4pm
Closed 24-25 Dec
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