Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in the Salisbury area of Wiltshire, England. The monument consists of a ring of 13ft high stones thought to date back to between 3000BC-2000BC. It is argued what Stonehenge was built for, the most common theory is one of religion, others believe it was used as a place for healing due to the ancient theory that believed the sun and the moon could heal people. Stonehenge is still used in the modern day for spiritual ceremonies with people gathering for such events as the summer solstice.
The sight is in a remote location and public transport links are poor. The best option is to drive, head for Basingstoke and you should see Stonehenge signposted. The nearest train station is Salisbury which is 9 miles away. You can get buses from some parts of the UK, including London; to ‘Amesbury’ from there, the sight is a couple of miles away walking.
Opening Times and Admission
Stonehenge is cordoned off and you have to pay for access. The sight is open 9.30am-5pm every day and costs £15.50 to visit for adults and £9.30 for children.