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27th October 2016
Stonehenge is the oldest neolithic site in England, situated on Salisbury Plain in the heart of ancient Wessex. It was a place of pilgrimage and a burial ground, constructed between about 3000BC and 2000BC. Consisting of a ring of standing stones – a stone circle – with a surrounding earth bank and ditch, some of its stones are thought to have been brought from far afield in North Wales. There are numerous burial mounds in the vicinity; it was a place of burial from its earliest beginnings.