The Travel Book – Stonehenge, Wiltshire

If you ever visit the United Kingdom then there is one place that is more then likely going to be at the top of your list to go to and that is going to be the iconic Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

Stonehenge is an English Heritage site that dates back to 4,500 years ago and has very many different meanings to people today. Some see it as a historical site, others see it as spiritual and it is a wonder of the world as there is nothing constructed quite like Stonehenge. The stones have always been praised for being a masterpiece of engineering and that is just one of the reasons you should make an effort to visit this site in the U.K.

Stonehenge is a ring of standing stones that are approx 13 feet high and 7 feet wide. Since 1882 it has been a protected Scheduled Ancient Monument and there is so much history surrounding them that if you look online you can find an in depth description of this because today we are focussed on why you should visit as a tourist not because of the extensive history which you can learn when you get there!

The tourist site gets busy very quickly, so my advice is to get there early, especially if you are going in peak summer months. When you arrive they will give you a phone sort of thing that will tell you the history as you walk around the stones.

The stones are worth seeing because there is nothing else like them in the world and whilst they may not be as big as you initially thought, they are still so impressive and you can imagine the history that they have been through. I have been to Stonehenge so many times a couple of times I have drove by for holidays and other times I have visited them as an activity leader when I worked at international summer camps.

It is a great place to see and is always impressive no matter how many times you see them they always fill you with a feeling of amazement! Also another top tip about Stonehenge – there used to be a local farmer that sold strawberries in the car park – buy them, they were some of the best strawberries i have ever had.

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