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Europe Travel: Stonehenge, England

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In this post we share photos from Stonehenge, England, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Stonehenge, with its towering stone structures dating thousands of years, offers a unique opportunity to witness outstanding creative and technological achievements of prehistoric times. This architectural marvel also holds astronomical significance that continues to be explored.

A visit to Stonehenge is a journey back in time, an unrivaled testimony to prehistoric civilizations, and an opportunity to connect with our collective heritage.

Logistics surrounding a visit to Stonehenge, England

  • Arrive to Stonehenge via private car en route to Bath, England
  • Upon arrival, make your way to the information center/museum that provides background information on the historical significance of Stonehenge and its ongoing importance
  • Shuttle buses will bring visitors from the center to monuments and run at a 15-minute interval
  • Visitors walk to the monuments and follow a large circular walking path with many opportunities to take pictures with different angles

Map from Stonhenge to Bath

Map of Stonehenge

Connect this post:

  • London, England
  • Bath, England

UNESCO Heritage: Stonehenge

In 1986, Stonhenge was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

There are two core reasons for this: 1) “the monuments demonstrate outstanding creative and technological achievements in prehistoric times” and; 2) “the property provides an outstanding illustration of the evolution of monument construction and of the continual use and shaping of the landscape over more than 2000 years” (2023).

“Stonehenge and Avebury, in Wiltshire, are among the most famous groups of megaliths in the world. The two sanctuaries consist of circles of menhirs arranged in a pattern whose astronomical significance is still being explored. These holy places and the nearby Neolithic sites are an incomparable testimony to prehistoric times.

Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world, while Avebury is the largest. Together with inter-related monuments, and their associated landscapes, they demonstrate Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial and mortuary practices resulting from around 2000 years of continuous use and monument building between circa 3700 and 1600 BC. As such they represent a unique embodiment of our collective heritage.”

Citations: UNESCO World Heritage Center, 2023.
If you haven’t already, check out why you should incorporate UNESCO World Heritage sites into your travel plans.

Visitor & Information Center

Circles of menhirs

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