One of the most iconic monuments in the world, the prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge has stood proudly on the wind-swept Salisbury Plains for thousands of years. Archaeologists believe it was constructed anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC and speculation on the reason it was built ranges from a burial place, to human sacrifice, to astronomy.

Explore the wonders of Wiltshire

Words: Jane Gifford With its timeless landscape of chalk hills and gentle valleys, and an array of chocolate-box villages and stately manors, Wiltshire is brimming with charm Situated in England’s rural West Country, Wiltshire is…

Sunrise at Stonehenge

Explore our best ancient sites from Stonehenge to Sutton Hoo

We look at some of our most mysterious landmarks cared for by the National Trust