Stonehenge is more than just a ring of unique standing stones. It is one of the most famous sites in the world and archaeologists believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. There have been several different theories put forward as to why Stonehenge was built and they includes a sacred burial site, a site for astronomical alignments and a place for healing. Stonehenge is one of the attractions that I had been wanting to visit and it was truly unforgettable to witness this amazing phenomenon.
Stonehenge is located near Amesbury in Wiltshire and I would recommend booking a bus tour to Stonehenge and Bath as it would be more convenient than traveling by train. Stonehenge can be seen from the road depending on the direction but of course a closer view would required an admission fee of £15.50 which is rather expensive (it was only £6.50 nine years ago!). In fact, visitors are not allowed to go near or inside the Stonehenge and therefore do not expect an up close view of the prehistoric monument. However, it is possible to experience up close with Stone Circle Access visits which take place outside the normal opening hours at Stonehenge at a certain fee. The following link will lead you to Stone Circle Access webpage for more details. (Year 2008)