Ancient Wessex News and Information
Ancient Wessex News and Information

Stonehenge Wiltshire

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England. It is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks and believed to have been constructed between 3000 BC and 2000 BC.

Stonehenge has recently built £27-million visitor facilities, with a new visitor centre housing permanent and temporary exhibitions, plus a shop and café at Airman’s Corner, 2km from the Stone Circle.

The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury Henge. It is a national legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage, while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

Stonehenge is located about 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury.

Reading:
Stonehenge: Exploring the Greatest Stone Age Mystery by Mike Parker-Pearson.
Simon & Schuster, 2012 (hardcover), 416 pages, ISBN 978-0857207302