Things to see and do

Stone Circle

A walk around the Stone Circle is the centrepiece of any visit to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site.

With a history spanning 4,500 years Stonehenge has many different meanings to people today. It is a wonder of the world, a spiritual place and a source of inspiration.

The Stone Circle is a masterpiece of engineering, and building it would have taken huge effort from hundreds of well-organised people using only simple tools and technologies. Visit Stonehenge to find out more about this iconic symbol of Britain.

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LIVE! See the skies above Stonehenge

The Skyscape website has been created by English Heritage to enable people around the world to experience the skies above the iconic stone circle, to learn about movements of the sun, moon and planets and to see the solar alignment at Stonehenge

Aside from the technical and informational aspects of Skyscape it’s also our hope that you’ll enjoy it from a more human perspective. We’ve created a webpage which offers a small escape, a pleasant place to visit, to which you can return frequently, even within a single day, and connect with the land, the stones and the skies above.

 

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Take a Virtual tour

The best way to experience Stonehenge is to visit for yourself. But if you can't make it here try this virtual tour instead. See a 360' view of the monument and click on the hotspots to find out more. 

There is also an interactive map to see what the landscape around Stonehenge has looked like from before the monument was built to the present day.

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Stone Circle Experience

A Stone Circle Experience gives you a unique opportunity to experience up close this world famous monument.

The visits take place outside of our normal general admission opening hours and are subject to very limited availability.

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What was Stonehenge for?

The purpose of Stonehenge is unknown to us. It has no obvious practical purpose. It was not lived in and could not have been defended so there must have been a spiritual reason why Neolithic and Bronze Age people put so much effort into building it. 

There have been many theories put forth over the years but what does the evidence suggest it may have been used for?

 

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The Stones of Stonehenge

Discover some of the fascinating stories behind the stones that make up the iconic Stone Circle of Stonehenge.

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