Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument and UNESCO World Heritage site located in Wiltshire, southern England. Archaeologists believe it was built in three stages anywhere between 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The monument is constructed of Bluestone, Sarsen, Welsh Sandstone which stand in a ring. It is not known why or how Stonehenge was constructed - some believe it was a place of healing while others claim it is a burial place. It attracts millions of visitors each year. 

  • People greeted 4.49am sunrise at the ancient stone circle in southern England
  • Another 170,000 people around the world also watched the solstice online

An exhibition about Stonehenge at the British Museum in London aims to bring to life the history of the surprisingly sophisticated sun-worshipping people who built it.


Finding boosts theory that circle’s giant stones – known as sarsens – were moved at about the same time, a sign that builders were from a highly organised society.


When it comes to public access to Britain’s most visited attraction outside London, heritage bodies are walking a fine line between exploitation and conservation