- Location: Wiltshire, England
Admittedly, Stonehenge is something many of us have seen through images or even television shows/movies. We “think” we know the site through the media we view, but nothing compares to seeing the stones in person and touching them. Stonehenge consists of an outer ring of vertical sarsen standing stones, around 13 feet high each. They weigh around 25 tons and are topped by horizontal lintel stones. Inside are the smaller bluestones, such as the free-standing trilithons, and two bulky vertical sarsens with one lintel. It is widely believed that the stones were formed to fit the sunrise of the Summer Solstice. The structure was said to have been constructed from 3000 to 2000 BCE. The area is an iconic British site, owned by the crown, and has been legally protected since 1882.