World Heritage Sites in Larkhill

Stonehenge

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Stonehenge ye un monumentu megalíticu de la Edá del Bronce y del Neolíticu allugáu cerca d'Amesbury en Wiltshire, Gran Bretaña, unos 13 km al noroeste de Salisbury.

La cadarma

Stonehenge ta formáu por cuatro círculos concentricos de piedres. El círculo esterior, de 30m de diámetru, ta formáu pos piedres rectangulares grandes de gres, qu'orixinalmente taben remataes por dinteles tamién de piedra quedando anguaño namái cuatro nel so llugar. Dientro d'esta filera esterior alcuentrase otru círculu de bloques más pequeños de gres. Esta tanca una ferradura construyida con piedres d'arenisca del mesmu color, y nel so interior topamos una llosa de gres micacia conocida como l'Altar. Tol conxuntu ta endolcáu por una fosa circular de 104 m de diámetru. Dientro d'esti espaciu írguese un bancal nel qu'apaecen 56 foses conocíes como los foriatos d'Aubrey. El bancal y la fosa tán tallaos pola Avenida, un pasadizu procesional de 23 metros d'amplitú y de 3 km aproximadamente de llonxitú. Cerca alcuéntrase la Piedra del Sacrificiu y en frente la Piedra Taló.

Componse d'un gran círculu de grandes megalitos que daten d'ente 2500 y 2000 edC. El círculu qu'endolca a los megalitos ta consideráu la parte más antigua del monumentu datada sobre'l 3100 edC. Nel so aniciu yera un monumentu circular de calter ritual arrodiáu d'un taluz y una fosa, de manera asemeyada a munchos otros asitiaos nel sur d'Inglaterra. Nel 2200 edC, va ser cuando tome'l so aspeutu actual, pa ello, tresportáronse 32 bloques de gres dende los montes de Preseli -al sudoeste de Gales- y la piedra del Altar foi llevada d'una rexón cercana a Milford Haven.

El significáu

Desconozse la finalidá que tuvieron los constructores d'esti gran monumentu, pero suponse que yera emplegáu como templu relixosu y/o observatoriu astronómicu que servía pa predicir les estaciones. Les particularidaes del conxuntu tienen alimentao demientres sieglos lleendes, como que ye una pista d'aterrizase estraterrestre o un círculu máxicu de la dómina del rei Arturu.

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Helen Whitten
11 October 2014
You can walk to the henge for free. If the entrance fee prevents you from visiting, the henge is 1.4 miles from the visitor centre. The view is more restricted then paying visitors but still worth it.
James Brothers
16 September 2016
You don't HAVE to pay. There is a footpath that takes you along the side of the fenced area. Not quite as close as the ticketed walk & doesn't include the audio guide but still...
Vivian Li
11 October 2012
Don't bottleneck at the beginning. Once you move in a little people disperse so you won't have to wait forever to take a picture. However the best (or closest) views are in the first 1/4 or 1/3
Andrew Casper
4 September 2018
Really amazing site... incredible sight to see and hear theories about all aspects of it, as you walk around it on guided path + come early or late for less crowds!!!
Olly Stedall
9 July 2016
Either (A) Don't pay & walk from visitor's centre to view it from behind the fence, or (B) Pay 4 full tour that gets you inside circle & tells you the full history. Waste of money to pay & skip tour.
Mark Gouldsmith
11 November 2016
To get the most of it, go into the museum and also listen to the audio tour. The official app includes it. Don't try to sneak in or you will kindly get escorted out, saw it happen!
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3 Stonehenge Rd, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7BA, UK

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