Stonehenge

A mythical landmark of the UK.

Why you should visit Stonehenge...

Stonehenge is a beautiful prehstonic memorial found in Wiltshire, which is located in the UK about 2.0 miles or 3.2 km, west of Amesbury.It is of the most popular tourist sites in the world & is made up of large pillars of stone set in a circular arangement within the ground. It also doesn't cost a thing!

When, Why and How it was built...

No one knows for sure why Stonehenge was built. Theories have been made & the most widely suggested uses are as an astronomical calendar, a site for religious worship, or that it was used for ritual healing. In fact there is little to no evidence to verify any of these theories. According to a recent archaeological dig, scientists do believe that Stonehenge was built as a monument for the dead. Though unless someone invents a time machine, no one can know for certain! But we do know that it was built in 2000 BC to 3000 BC.

However, The bluestone rocks are not from the local area. Infact, the place where the bluestones are found is the Preseli Mountains which are in south-west Wales. Somehow these gigantic stones were transported to the Salisbury Plains. They could of been transported on sledges, greased tracks of wood or pulled by rope that had been made from the plant fibre of the indigenous lime bark and then soaked in water for weeks. It has been thought that the stones were hauled into place then tipped, using other stones as counterweights, into the position that was desired.