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As we were in the area we thought it was time we visited the famous Stonehenge ancient stone circle. The visitor’s facilities were poor and we were surprised how many people were there. Listening to the audio tour we learnt about stone circle.

The first monument at Stonehenge is believed to have been a circular ditch and bank with a ring of 56 wooden or stone posts (around 3000BC). It was over 500 years later that the first stones seen today were brought to the site. Researchers have found that the stones came from the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire , 150 miles away and Marlborough Downs over 16 miles away.

It is still not clear why the stones existed but they are certainly an amazing engineering marvel if you consider the size of the stones and there alignment to the rising and setting of the sun.

After exploring the circle we took Daisy for a walk in the surrounding area to visit some of the nearby Bronze Age barrows.



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