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Stonehenge: history, facts, and things to know before you visit

Updated: Jun 28

Nestled amidst the picturesque English countryside in Wiltshire lies one of the world's most enigmatic and awe-inspiring ancient monuments—Stonehenge. Standing tall on Salisbury Plain, steadfast for thousands of years, this prehistoric site continues to captivate visitors from around the globe. Join us on a virtual journey as we explore the wonders and many mysteries of Stonehenge.

a man and a woman standing in front of stonehenge

Find out how to get to the Stonehenge, a bit of its history, the things you need to know before visiting, and our site experience rating.


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Our Stonehenge Highlights

We visited Stonehenge on Jenn's second visit to England, driving to the magnificent city of Bath first, before stopping by Stonehenge on our way back to what was then our home in Bedford. Stonehenge had long been a place Jenn had wanted to visit in her life, and we were both super excited to visit this UNESCO site together, one of the oldest and most famous in the world. Technically it is not classed as an ancient wonder but many people, Jenn and I included, certainly think it should be.

a woman in a pink jacket standing in front of stonehenge

As we approached the windy Salisbury Plain, anticipation filled the air between us. The moment Stonehenge came into view, time seemed to stand still; it is a fascinating glimpse into the past here. The grandeur of this Neolithic marvel, composed of colossal Sarsen standing stones, still leaves us in awe. Its history spans over 5,000 years, and as we stepped foot on the hallowed ground, we couldn't help but wonder about the stories held within these ancient stones. Unfortunately we were unable to go to the centre, as it had been sealed off from the public due to vandalism and erosion, but nonetheless the view from the outer walkway is still spectacular.

a man standing in front of stonehenge in a field

One of the enduring enigmas surrounding Stonehenge i