Visiting Stonehenge – Why is it Such a Special Place?
For this year, it seems much safer to stay in the UK and explore this country than it does to go jetting off abroad. With things still looking a little uncertain for this summer of travelling overseas, for many people this is a great opportunity to stay in the UK and get to know more about our own history-rich and beautiful island.
For many people, one of the oldest and most well-known archaeological treasures is Stonehenge. Near to the beautiful Salisbury- you will find plenty of Local things to do in Salisbury itself also, including the stunning cathedral, the stones of Stonehenge are certainly something to behold, and on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year the site gets very busy.
The stones of Stonehenge were built the way they are to align with the sun, and at sunrise on the solstice, visitors can see the sun rise to the left of the heel stone. It was carefully constructed by our ancestors thousands of years ago to marvel at the coming of the sun on the solstice, as it still is today.
Going to Stonehenge is a special experience whatever time of the year it is – as an opportunity to stand and visit the construction of the ancient people of Britain, as well as for many a spiritual experience. The summer solstice at Stonehenge is for many people an unforgettable life experience and something that everyone should do at least once in a lifetime!