Stonehenge

Another UK based trip back in September 2020 now. 12 days whizzing around the Isle of Wight and the South of England.

Starting off with a brief peek at the most mysterious of all the UK’s landmarks – Stonehenge.

The prehistoric monument is plonked on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

It’s made up of an outer ring of vertical standing stones, each around 13 feet high, and weighing around 25 tons and inside those are a further two rings of mammoth stones.

Experts are still debating the actual reason for the stones being there. The ruined monument is orientated towards the sunrise on the summer solstice but was also used as a burial site.

Whatever the reason for their existence, the enigmatic stones are one of the most famous and instantly recognisable landmarks in the UK.

They’ve been a protected ancient monument since 1882, when legislation to protect historic monuments was first introduced in Britain. 

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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