Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites became a World Heritage Site in 1986 (we’ll be celebrating our 30th anniversary throughout 2016). “Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world, while Avebury is the largest in the world.” The archaeological importance of both Stonehenge and Avebury is well known but not everyone is aware that both Stonehenge and Avebury are also a World Heritage Site (WHS) because of the “influence of the remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age funerary and ceremonial monuments and their landscape settings on architects, artists, historians, archaeologists and others”. 759 more words
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If you fancy venturing somewhere a little bit different with the kids this Summer, I recommend Avebury Stone Circle.
Situated in Wiltshire, Avebury Stone Circle is the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle. 156 more words