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Reviews of Stonehenge • 14
Few days ago, on July 13, 2018, a news was published in Washington Post about newly discovered Stonehenge-like site, revealed by extreme drought in Ireland. They were flying a drone over the Boyne Valley in Ireland and spotted this site. Their video depicts what appears to be the footprint of nearly 50 large stone formations.It reminded me about a journey which I did 3 years ago to search for the mystery of Stonehenge. I would always like to explore the places listed in UNESCO world Heritage sites and Stonehenge is one of the world's most famous monuments,built on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, Stonehenge was constructed in several stages between 3000 and 1500 B.C.spanning the Neolithic Period to the Bronze Age. It consists of a circle of standing stones with each standing stone around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, 7 feet (2.1 m) wide and weighing around 25 tons. Let me give you a glance at the history and theories excavated by the researchers.
They make me think of giants standing around in circles. And make me wonder what those giants could have been doing standing around in circles. Those stones are stones alright, only unlike your average slab of solidified strata. The stones that make up the circle in Stonehenge seem imbued with meaning and mystery. Those at the Ring of Brodgar are very special too and more on them later.I will always remember the first time I saw Stonehenge (sounds a bit corny, no?). It was from the tour bus as it approached this pre-historic site located off the A303 motorway in Wiltshire. In a scene straight out of a widescreen historical, there was the giant stone circle rising out of a huge expanse of green, and approaching it, like lambs following their shepherd, was a long, slightly-wavy line of visitors, all dressed in dark blue, black, red, yellow and orange-coloured outdoor clothing. There was something timeless about that vision that made it stick in my mind. About 5 months down the line, it refuses to go away.Stonehenge is world famous, and rightly so, for it is a perpetual mystery and despite attempts to get to the bottom of this mystery, only those who have the right intention are meant to solve it.So, what is Stonehenge really? Nobody knows for sure, since it is a Neolithic or New Stone Age site and that means it's like really really old. Older than Jesus and Moses and Abraham and other good 'ol gents and their missuses. But one thing everyone agrees on and it is that Stonehenge is significant in some way. May be it is the alignment of stars above this particular location in England, may be it is the Ley Lines that energise the spot exponentially, may be it was a ceremonial site, where pagans, druids and mystics would gather to honour nature and the elements.Not everyone thinks it was all peaches and cream spirituality, though. Some religionists proclaim that the 'dark arts' were practised here, and that could have involved anything from honouring the dead to sacrificing human babies and animal adults. As with all things 'religion-y', a slight deviation from established practises (which were established AFTER STONEHENGE) and you get labelled a 'witch' or a 'black magician' and Stonehenge has been branded as the watering hole of just these kinds of 'witches' and their 'black magician' BFFs.For me, the visit to Stonehenge was the highlight of my stay in the UK, and I loved every moment of it. Well, almost. It was very windy out there near the stone circle, and even though you cannot go inside the circle except on yearly solstices and equinoxes, you can feel the pure energy of the landscape. It is mystifying and overwhelming, by turns. My hair got all muddy from standing in the fierce wind and then a group of Asian men in their 20s came along, taking pictures of tourists without their permission and generally being loud and brutish and making you feel embarrassed for being from the same continent. When it began raining, I was almost glad to find my way back to the shuttle bus that takes visitors to and from the Visitor Centre, near where all the coaches are parked.As I left Stonehenge, I made a promise to myself to return on a more peaceful day. I'm still to come good on that promise but take solace in the fact that if not Stonehenge again, then I found time to visit its northern counterpart the Ring of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands.
Stonehenge is regarded as one of the greatest mysteries of mankind and is one of the most magnetically charged locations on the globe. No other place in history has ever generated as much mystery and speculation as these stones, the sheer size of which will have you in complete awe.
A country side day tours covering the bath,stonehenge,lacock and the Windsor Castle. The heritage at Windsor, the beautiful and special UNESCO World Heritage site bath, an english pub lunch at Lacock and not to forget the Stonehenge.
Don’t miss: The Roman Baths built 2000 years ago above natural hot springs are a wonder to explore. Do try the water from the spa water fountain. Though it tastes aweful, it contains 43 minerals. And if your knees are strong, climb on top of the Bath Abbey to see the city spread out below you. Stonehenge, about 30 minutes away, is Britain’s most ancient and mysterious site, a ring of monolithic stones that go back 5000 years. The mystery arises from the fact that nobody knows the exact reason for its construction, though many theories exist .Eat: Traditional English afternoon tea at the Pump Room and the Welsh rarebit bun at Sally’s Nun is a must.Day 10 & 11: Cambridge Distance from Bath: 275km (via London)
We next checked out the Stonehenge. Known to be one of the wonders of the world, this structure is essentially a ring of naturally standing rocks, present since 3000 BC. Walking quietly around the ringed off site, I took in the eerie environment. The rocks stand in the middle of an open ground, which is said to have been a burial ground.
Day 3 (Bath and Stonehenge): I had booked a dsay tour to Bath and Stonehenge with The English bus. The tour started with the bus picking us up at outside the Kennington Underground Station at 8:45 am. We were then driven to Stonehenge with Chris, our driver and tour guide, giving us bits and pieces of information about London and Stonehenge along the way. We had an hour and half at Stonehenge (Entry fee is £8), and that's plenty of time for photographs from all angles.
Ever since we had seen pictures of the megalithic stones and read its intriguing history we were keen on visiting Stonehenge and behold the mysterious stones exuding its magic. Our trip to London for Christmas was a best opportunity to devise a day trip to the historical wonder of Stonehenge.We booked a tour on the next day of Christmas. The tour included a day trip to the Stonehenge and the Windsor castle. The Christmas time in London literally shuts down everything even the public transport is less frequent so choosing a tour was the best option.
Perhaps the most popular cluster of megaliths known to mankind, Stonehenge with its scientific architectural design and symmetry continues to bedazzle travellers from all corners of the world. Shrouded in mystery, these prehistoric monuments were built using sandstone and bluestone and throw light upon the eccentric ritual beliefs of the builders. The UNESCO World Heritage Site area includes, apart from the standing stones, settlements, boulevards, healing centres and burial grounds. Located some 15 kilometres away from Salisbury in England, you shouldn't miss this ancient sight for the world.
A step into England's History.
It cost £13.90-14.90 for an entry if you are not going with a tour.
Lush green grass around, Sun going down & a lovely breeze…good time of the day to stroll around Stonehenge. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. The structure has been preserved so well, to think that it was completed 3,500 yrs ago !! Its surely a place that would look gorgeous at Sunset or on a full moon night.. We spent an hour there, just clicking and looking at the scenery around..
The Stonehenge is a must see if you get some time around England. This prehistoric site is essentially just a ring of naturally standing rocks, which has been indicated to have been a burial ground from as early as 3000 BC.