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Readers ask: Stonehenge to salisbury?

How do I get from Salisbury to Stonehenge? Salisbury is 9 miles from Stonehenge . There are no public scheduled buses but a Stonehenge tour bus run on a hop-on, hop-off principle shuttles between Salisbury train station and Stonehenge and also visits local places of interest, Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral. Is the Stonehenge worth […]

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FAQ: What is the history of stonehenge?

Who built the Stonehenge and why? In the 17th century, archaeologist John Aubrey made the claim that Stonehenge was the work of the Celtic high priests known as the Druids , a theory widely popularized by the antiquarian William Stukeley , who had unearthed primitive graves at the site. How was Stonehenge created? The first […]

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How did they get the stones to stonehenge?

How did they get the stones on top of Stonehenge? Humans could have quarried the site and dragged the blocks on wooden rafts. Or a giant glacier may have chiseled off the blocks and ferried them about a hundred miles (160 kilometers) toward Stonehenge , with humans dragging them the rest of the way. Are […]

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Readers ask: The stonehenge location?

Why is Stonehenge famous? 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. Can you touch Stonehenge? The nearest you will get to […]

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Readers ask: What is the mystery of stonehenge?

What makes Stonehenge so mysterious? Its construction is all the more baffling because, while the sandstone slabs of its outer ring hail from local quarries, scientists have traced the bluestones that make up its inner ring all the way to the Preseli Hills in Wales, some 200 miles from where Stonehenge sits on Salisbury Plain. […]

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