Stonehenge is found in Salisbury, a charming cathedral city based in southern Wiltshire, a county long associated with ancient wisdom and mysticism.
The stones themselves are classed a World Heritage site and, while access to them is limited, it’s still possible to get up close and marvel at their magnificence.
The area around Stonehenge superbly caters for the curious tourist, with a great visitor centre containing fascinating displays and plenty of extra titbits.
A set of Neolithic houses has also been constructed next to Stonehenge, allowing you to experience what life might have been like many thousands of years ago. You’ll likely find that supposedly primitive people were way more sophisticated than you think.
While there, there’s also the chance to talk to those working on the site to find out about the latest discoveries and research. Stonehenge is the gift that keeps on giving and our perceptions of it seem to change every year.
One experience not be missed is the Summer Solstice when modern day druids gather to greet the sunrise. It’s eerie, but deeply spiritual and certainly offers something a bit different from the usual visitor experience.