Stonehenge, just 10 mi north of Salisbury on Salisbury Plain, is Britain’s most famous ancient monument, and one of its most popular tourist attractions (the site is so popular visitors need to purchase a timed ticket in advance to guarantee entry). Covering 8 sq mi, the «hanging stones» were placed here from 3000-1500 BC. The Bronze Age stone circles visible today were in use until the Roman era, when they were destroyed to prevent cults like the Druids from influencing the population. An excellent Visitor Centre is home to informative exhibitions, and includes a shop and café.
Location: Shrewton, Wiltshire