Where is Stonehenge in Europe?

Where is Stonehenge in Europe?

Where is Stonehenge in Europe?

Wiltshire, England
Stonehenge, prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site located on Salisbury Plain, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

Why is Stonehenge so famous?

A World Heritage Site Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world, while Avebury is the largest in the world. Together with inter-related monuments and their associated landscapes, they help us to understand Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial and mortuary practices.

Is Stonehenge in England or Scotland?

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks.

Is Stonehenge The only henge in England?

There are fewer than 100 henges still surviving across Britain and Ireland, although it’s very likely that there were originally more.

Is Stonehenge part of English Heritage?

Visit Stonehenge and hundreds of other historic places for free when you become an English Heritage Member from as little as £4.25 a month.

Did the Celts build Stonehenge?

No, neither the druids nor the Celts built Stonehenge. Stonehenge was built long before the Celts arrived in Britain.

Is Stonehenge in Ireland?

Stonehenge is located in England, not in Ireland. But that may not always have been the case. According to legend the monument was once situated in Co. Kildare, southwest of Dublin.

Is the Stonehenge in Wales?

One of Britain’s biggest and oldest stone circles has been found in Wales – and could be the original building blocks of Stonehenge. Archaeologists uncovered the remains of the Waun Mawn site in Pembrokeshire’s Preseli Hills.

Where is Stonehenge in relation to London?

Stonehenge is some ninety miles or so west of central London, in the county of Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain. The nearest town is Amesbury, the nearest public bus stop, two miles to the east. An area rich in archaeological history, there are many other sites of interest located close to Stonehenge.