Tagged: Stonehenge

30 things you might not know about Stonehenge

Stonehenge
Posted:
18 November 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Stonehenge is one of the most iconic sites in the world, but also still one of the most mysterious. To mark 30 years since Stonehenge and Avebury were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we’ve picked out 30 facts about Stonehenge that you might not have known – including English Heritage...

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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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