It is possibly the only monument that can be seen fully in a drive by sighting. Though paying the fees and entering gives one a wonderful guided audio tour.
Erected around 2500 BC, this prehistoric monument made of monolithic stones in a nearly circular formation that some wrongly speculated may have been used for ritual sacrifice. The site is surrounded by several hundred burial mounds and contains cremated remains dating to 3000 BC. Perhaps it is the location – amidst a vast undulating plain, that makes Stonehenge less imposing than one would imagine. Or maybe it is the fact the one is not allowed to get close enough to the monument to get a perspective on the size of the stones!
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