Where Is Stonehenge?


Quick Answer

Stonehenge is one of the most well-known monuments in Europe and is located in Wiltshire, England. Its precise address is Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE, United Kingdom.

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Where Is Stonehenge?
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Archaeologists estimate Stonehenge was erected around 3100 B.C. It is made from Welsh sandstone, bluestone and sarsen and, although no one quite knows why it was built, it remains a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Excavations at the sight have revealed the charred remains of cremated humans. This leads scientists to believe that Stonehenge may have been built as a location for human sacrifice and religious events.

Today, Stonehenge stands as proud as it did when it was built and tourists can visit the monument for a fee. Advanced booking is required.

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