Stonehenge, Wiltshire
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Stonehenge, Wiltshire

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles (3 km) west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, seven feet (2.1 m) wide, and weighing around 25 tons. The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred tumuli (burial mounds). Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC. One of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom, Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon. The site and its surroundings were added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986.

  • The sunset photos taken here at Stonehenge will definitely stay in your memory longer than 99% of your other masterpieces, an absolute classic landmark to be at.
  • Visibility to the sun in this open field is perfect, whether you are watching the sunset at the centre of the stone circle or far away from it, the sunset view still looks spectacular.
  • Accessibility to this site is limited to driving or taking local tours, and there is an admission fee to get close to the stones. The biggest problem is that the location closes early, which means you might not be able to stay there until sunset, so make sure you check the opening hours for your dates.
  • The place can be crowded but usually less populated during the evening.
Stonehenge, Wiltshire
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Stonehenge, Wiltshire
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Stonehenge, Wiltshire
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