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Stories and Tips Stonehenge

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The Future of Stonehenge

Written by stomps on 14 Jun, 2007

Most people in England have heard of the proposed changes to the Stonehenge site and have an opinion one way or the other on them. As English Heritage puts it in the brochure you are handed upon arrival, it seems certain that construction is going…Read More


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A Brief History of Stonehenge

Written by stomps on 14 Jun, 2007

I am not a history scholar, nor even a history major in college, so I will not pretend to be. However, Stonehenge is a fascinating historical landmark and it deserves a section on its long history, so I will distill what I have learned from…Read More


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West Kennet Long Barrow

Written by AnaMH on 25 Nov, 2000

West Kennet Long Barrow, West Kennett, near Marlborough This is one of the largest prehistoric tombs in England and Wales. The tomb was probably built in 3500BC to serve the farming community. This is one of the biggest barrows in Britain. The barrow measures 340 feet…Read More


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Silbury Hill

Written by AnaMH on 25 Nov, 2000

Silbury Hill lies just off the A4 between Devizes and Marlborough in the Winterbourne-Kennet valley. Silbury Hill is the tallest man made mound in Europe. It is part of the complex of Neolithic monuments located just south of the village of Avebury in Wiltshire. It…Read More


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Avebury

Written by AnaMH on 25 Nov, 2000

This tiny village is the center of a wonderful concentration of prehistoric sites, including; Avebury complex, a massive circular bank and ditch surrounding settings of stone circles within the village, linked by avenues of standing stones leading towards West Kennet and the Sanctuary. These stone…Read More


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White Horses

Written by AnaMH on 25 Nov, 2000

Wiltshire has nine white horses cut into its hills. Only seven of the White Horses are now visible. Wiltshire County has a vast number of chalk downs, which with their smooth steep sides provide a perfect site to exercise the art of turf cutting.…Read More


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Angry Ancestors

Written by Fotorunn on 19 Feb, 2010

Some years ago (2006), I went to Stonehenge with 4 friends of mine. We started with Avebury, then went to the Kennet Long Barrow and ended with Stonehenge. When we came there, the weather seemed nice and we started walking around the circle. It was…Read More


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