If you want to visit Stonehenge I recommend picking up an audio guide, as there aren’t really plaques that tell you the stories and reasons given for the formation of the stones. It’s neat to hear the different theories of why the stones are where they are, and also how they were put there. Considering how old they are, it seems pretty advanced in that the tops of the vertical stones have bumps and grooves carved in to accommodate the horizontal stones laying across.
Who would have thought I’d have been so excited to see a giant circle of stones? Since we moved here I had wanted to go, but it was a bit of a trek from our home in Yorkshire. The perfect opportunity arose when we found out it was practically on our way back from Cornwall, a short detour later and we were lining up with the masses to learn the legends of Stonehenge.
It’s part of English Heritage so if you are a member you get in free of charge, (and you also get a free pass if you belong to the National Trust) otherwise entry is £8 for an adult and £4.80 for children 5-15. It’s worth checking out the site here if you plan to visit as opening times vary depending on month, and some months it says you need to book in advance.
Have you ever been to Stonehenge? What did you think?