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At the top of Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is exposed to winds sweeping across the Plain and can be very cold. Summer is a pleasant time to visit, but be sure to dress warmly if you are visiting any other time.
- Stonehenge was built between 3100 – 1100 BCE.
- Stonehenge is considered a flawless design from a geometrical and mathematical perspective. Its design was extremely precise and ahead of its time; marking the alignment of the moon and the sun and seasonal periods.
- Two types of stones were used in its construction. The Bluestones, weighing up to 4 tonnes and brought from 240 miles away, and the Sarsen stones, averaging 18 feet in height and 25 tonnes in weight.
- Construction took an estimated 30 million hours of labour.
- Stonehenge is shrouded in mystery, with only speculation and theories to explain its construction and purpose.