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"Stonehenge, at a distance, appeared only a diminutive object. Standing on so vast an area as Salisbury Plain, it was lost in the immensity around it. As we approached, it gained more respect: and we could now trace a large ditch round the whole, confined within a gentle mound. But when we arrived on the spot, it appeared astonishing beyond conception. A train of wondering ideas immediately crowded into the mind. Who brought these huge masses of rock together ? Whence were they brought ? For what purpose? By what machines were they drawn? Or by what mechanic powers erected?" Extract from "Observations on the western parts of England" (Open Library).

Stonehenge is a English Heritage property.

Location: Off A344 Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE

Some of the best ancient sites......

England: Stonehenge
England: Avebury
England: Long Meg and her daughters
Scotland: Ring of Brodgar
Wales: Pentre Ifan burial chamber

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