Tagged: Stonehenge

Walking the Great Stones Way

Sarah Baxter walking the Great Stones Way
Posted:
3 October 2016
Posted By:
Sarah Baxter
Categories:
Things To Do

Running through the Wiltshire countryside from near Swindon to Stonehenge, the Great Stones Way is one of England's newer hiking trails. Sarah Baxter, travel writer and author of A History of the World in 500 Walks, set off in the footsteps of our ancestors. Neolithic man didn’t have a motorca...

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A day in the life of English Heritage volunteers

Flo and Sue, two of the volunteers in the Neolithic huts at Stonehenge.
Posted:
6 June 2016
Posted By:
Jenni Black
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

Around 2000 people volunteer at our sites across the country. From gardening to giving guided tours to school parties, the volunteers keep our properties looking beautiful and are always on hand to answer questions. But what exactly does a day at English Heritage look like for our volunteers? 9am:...

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23 free places to visit near famous historic sites

Housesteads Roman Fort
Posted:
11 February 2016
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
Things To Do

We look after over 400 historic places, and remarkably, 250 of those are free to visit. From remote stone circles to ruined abbeys, and Norman castles to Roman temples, you can explore thousands of years of history for absolutely nothing. We've picked 7 top sites around the country and a selecti...

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Stonehenge: A Monumental Auction

Auctioneer at Stonehenge, September 2015
Posted:
20 September 2015
Posted By:
Susan Greaney
Categories:
History Uncovered

One hundred years ago, Cecil Chubb walked into an auction house in Salisbury and walked out as the new owner of Stonehenge. His impulse buy marked a turning point, not just in the ownership of the ancient stones but in the story of how Stonehenge and its surrounding landscape has been cared for and ...

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Stonehengiana

Postcards
Posted:
10 June 2015
Posted By:
Julian Richards
Categories:
Your Stories

Archaeologist, broadcaster and writer Julian Richards, takes us through his personal collection of historical Stonehenge memorabilia which, along with featured objects on loan from Wiltshire Museum and The Salisbury Museum, form the ‘Wish You Were Here’ exhibition currently on display at Sto...

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