Portland (Weymouth), England, United Kingdom
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Approximately 6 hours
Meals not included
Visit Stonehenge, Britain's and Europe's most remarkable and intriguing prehistoric monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As old as the great temples and pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge exerts a mysterious fascination. This mighty symbol of pre-history draws thousands of visitors each year to this enigmatic and ancient circle of stones set within a grassy landscape. Seen by some as a sacred site, the henge attracts with its uncertain but ancient history, sheer size and shape, and fame.
Built in several stages from about 3000 BC, the alignment of the stones leaves little doubt that the circle is connected with the movement of the Earth relative to the sun and the seasons.
Whatever their purpose, it is recognized that the transport, engineering and shaping of the stones -- some of which came from South Wales -- represented an enormous effort in time, organization and physical labor and a sophisticated understanding of both arithmetic and astrology. The mystery of why and how it was built may never be properly solved, but the fascination persists for scientists, historians and visitors like you!
Travel time to Stonehenge is approximately two hours each way. Wear comfortable walking shoes. An electronic audio guide can be downloaded onto your phone; bring earphones. The stones are seen from a distance, and there is no opportunity to touch or walk within the stone circle.