Stonehenge – the Mystery Stones – will we ever truly understand the reasons for this amazing feat of pre-historic engineering? Which god demanded this much devotion? Or perhaps it is a giant sundial, but how was it designed to be so astrologically precise?
These questions and the myths that have grown up over the ages and the influence of the surrounding landscape add to the wonder of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Nearby Salisbury Cathedral houses the finest of the four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta documents now on display in the Chapter House. Magna Carta’s clauses on social justice form the cornerstone of modern democracy and liberty worldwide; they are as pertinent today as they were over 800 years ago.
Stonehenge pairs well with a visit to Windsor Castle to make a full day’s tour.