Immerse yourself in Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial history at Wiltshire’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stonehenge and Avebury sites in England. These are the world’s most famous groups of megaliths with circles of menhirs (standing stones) arranged in a pattern with astronomical significance yet to be understood.
Under the care of English Heritage, Stonehenge and Avebury are part of the same chalkland site. Stonehenge is designated by World Heritage as the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world, while Avebury is the largest. The Avebury area also includes Silbury Hill, a prehistoric artificial chalk mound. So see Stonehenge but look beyond as well. The city of Salisbury makes a good base for exploring, a twenty-minute drive or so from Stonehenge. This is also a great day out from Bath.