Everyone needs to visit Stonehenge once in their lifetime. It’s not just for Druids; its ancient origins and the mysteries surrounding it are part of the UK’s ancient heritage. Erected between 3000 and 2000 years ago, the site has been the subject of many theories on its construction and purpose. Wikipedia has a lot of […]
Everyone needs to visit Stonehenge once in their lifetime. It's not just for Druids; its ancient origins and the mysteries surrounding it are part of the UK's ancient heritage. Erected between 3000 and 2000 years ago, the site has been the subject of many theories on its construction and purpose. Wikipedia has a lot of information with evidence of site use from 8000 years ago.
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Over 250 archaeological objects and treasures discovered in the landscape are displayed together at Stonehenge for the first time. From jewellery, pottery and tools to ancient human remain, many of these items are on loan from museum partners, Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum.
See a man's face here 5,500 years ago - a forensic reconstruction based on his bones found near Stonehenge.
There are also regular special exhibitions in the visitor centre. Stonehenge is operated by English Heritage.
Woodhenge: Woodhenge is an atmospheric Neolithic site close to Stonehenge. Probably built about 2500 BC, it was formed of six concentric ovals of standing posts surrounded by a bank and ditch. The site was discovered by aerial photography in 1925 when rings of dark spots were spotted in a wheat crop. Today, concrete markers show the positions of the timber posts.
Old Sarum: Climb the mighty ramparts for views over the Wiltshire plains and imagine the once-thriving town of Old Sarum. Stand in the footprint of Salisbury's original cathedral, conquer the royal castle which stood high on the motte, and discover the awe-inspiring Iron Age hill fort where it all began. Unearthed over 2,000 years of history and find out how the Romans, Normans, and Saxons have all left their mark on this impressive landscape.
Why not head North a few miles to the Kennet & Avon Canal? This runs from Reading to Bath. The two paths are always good walking routes, and the pubs along the way offer something for the weary walker if the mutt in your life has worn you out.
Check out the routes; the kids will enjoy watching the locks open and close along the way.
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