Stonehenge - Salisbury Plain , England
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Stonehenge – Salisbury Plain, England


Much speculation exists on what the original purpose of Stonehenge actually was. Some say it was a celestial observatory and others a sacred place to the Druids. Either way, once you see Stonehenge , you will never forget the silent stones standing in a circle and passing the seasons with grace. Academics evaluate the circle at Stonehenge date back to the 3100 BC period.

Stonehenge

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There were several building phases of Stonehenge . Period I dates to 3100 BC, Period II is 2150 BC and Period III is 2075 BC. This is still a place of ritual and is considered to be sacred to the Druidic people. There are festivals still marked at Stonehenge , such as Beltane. There is also a lot of myth and folklore that surrounds Stonehenge and the surrounding area; much of which goes back to the days of the Arthurian Legends.

Stonehenge in England

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Stonehenge is located in the English county of Wiltshire which is 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury . This site is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is also a legally protected monument by the Crown of England. There are at least seven different phases that Stonehenge went through to become the monument that it is today. There are many ways to explore the site such as walking and bicycling. Entry to Stonehenge requires payment of the £6.50 entry fee to see Stonehenge.

Stonehenge - Salisbury Plain in England

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To get to Stonehenge you can go by car from London . Take the M3 and then the A303 to Amesbury; continuing west until you reach the park. You are also able to access the stone circle by train. The nearest practical stations are Andover and Salisbury . There is likewise the Wilts and Dorset Tour bus, the only bus that runs directly to Stonehenge.

Date posted: 20th March, 2016

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