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The South Travel Guide

Stonehenge

Almost five millennia after their constructions, the stone circles on the Salisbury Plain continue to fascinate people from around the world. How did the giant stones, some weighing as much as 45 tons, get here from as far away as Wales? What was the purpose of the site? Why were the stones aligned with the midsummer sunrise and the midwinter sunset? The answers remain murky. But Stonehenge

is more than just the megaliths; the surrounding landscape is dotted with ancient earthworks and ceremonial pathways, all connected to the rituals held here, a testament to the sophisticated belief system of these early Britons.

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