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Stonehenge - history and cultural heritage

Explore the history of the Neolithic in Stonehenge. The name comes from Old English and means something like "hanging stones". It was built between 3000 and 1600 BC as one of the most important religious sites of the British. Nevertheless, this place is mysterious. Why exactly was Stonehenge built? Above all, the question arises as to how the huge stones from the 386 km away Presili Mountains in South Wales got there. In addition to Stonehenge, there are still the remains of 400 other monuments to discover. For example, Woodhenge, between Larkhill and Amesbury, has a mystical atmosphere.

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Visitor Information

The visitor centre is open daily from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm, with the last admission at 5:00 pm. Tickets should be bought in advance due to the high demand. Learn more about the stone circles and their formation, take a tour around the stones and examine the work from earlier times. Access to the centre of the stone circle is not allowed, but a 360-degree audiovisual show in the visitor centre puts you in the middle of the action, letting history play out. In addition to a café, there is also a shop where you can buy one or the other souvenirs for home.

Stonehenge Visitor Centre