Stonehenge is Europe's most famous neolithic monument dating from 2800 BC. Stonehenge was built in four main stages from 2800 BC - 1550 BC. This is a temple to the sun, moon, planets and stars, an astronomical clock. Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in England.
Stonehenge is surely Britain's greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. Its original purpose is unclear to us, but some have speculated that it was a temple made for the worship of ancient earth deities. It has been called an astronomical observatory for marking significant events on the prehistoric calendar. Others claim that it was a sacred site for the burial of high-ranking citizens from the societies of long ago.
While we can't say with any degree of certainty what it was for, we can say that it wasn't constructed for any casual purpose. Only something very important to the ancients would have been worth the effort and investment that it took to construct Stonehenge. Nobody knows for sure whet Stonehenge was used for, that's part of the appeal and fun of visiting Stonehenge. Just come to your own personal conclusions.
STONEHENGE WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Find out more about what makes Stonehenge so special and qualifies it to appear on the World Heritage Site by watching this short film: